New Cooch Behar Junction railway station

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New Cooch Behar
Indian Railway
New Coochbehar Railway Station.jpg
New Cooch Behar Station
Location Cooch Behar, Cooch Behar, West Bengal
 India
Coordinates 26°21′10″N 89°28′10″E / 26.35291°N 89.46955°E / 26.35291; 89.46955Coordinates: 26°21′10″N 89°28′10″E / 26.35291°N 89.46955°E / 26.35291; 89.46955
Operated by Northeast Frontier Railway
Line(s) Barauni-Guwahati Line
Alipurduar-Bamanhat branch line
Platforms 5
Tracks 8
Construction
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code NCB
Zone(s) Northeast Frontier Railway
Division(s) Alipurduar
History
Opened 1966
Location
New Cooch Behar railway station is located in West Bengal
New Cooch Behar railway station
New Cooch Behar railway station
Location in West Bengal


New Cooch Behar is a station on the Barauni-Guwahati Line of Northeast Frontier Railway. It serves Cooch Behar city in Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

History[edit]

Cooch Behar had its first railway when Cooch Behar State Railway constructed the narrow gauge Geetaldaha-Jainti line in 1901. It was subsequently on the metre gauge Alipurduar-Bamanhat-Golokganj line. When Assam Link Project constructed the link through North Bengal, it used the longer New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar-Samuktala Road Line.[1]

New Cooch Behar station came up when the broad gauge New Jalpaiguri-New Bongaigaon section of Barauni-Guwahati Line was laid in 1966.[2]

New Cooch Behar-Golokganj[edit]

Before partition there was a railway link from Cooch Behar to Dhubri via Gitaldaha and Golokganj. Some part of this route passed through Bangladesh, between Bamanhat and Golokganj. There were two stations Pateswari and Sonahat which were in Bangladesh, these functioned even after partition. However, the collapse of the rail-cum-road bridge over the Gadadhar in the seventies ended that link. Now the bridge has been rebuilt and a new broad gauge track has been laid, under New Maynaguri-Jogighopa Rail Project, via Tufangunj and Boxirhat, entirely through Indian territory.[3] Dhubri-New Jalpaiguri Inter-city Express via Cooch Behar was introduced in February 2012.[4] A new railway link from New Cooch Behar to New Jalpaiguri via Mathabhanga opened shortly.

New Coochbehar in 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ R.P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Some Milestones of NF Railway". Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Dhubri-Bengal Link Soon". The Telegraph, 29 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  4. ^ "Two new trains flagged off". The Telegraph, 12 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 

Cooch Behar travel guide from Wikivoyage

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