Santragachi Junction railway station

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Santragachi Junction
সাঁতরাগাছি জংশন
Regional rail and Light rail station
Santragachi Railway Station - Howrah 2012-01-26 1624.JPG
Location Howrah, Howrah, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 22°35′02″N 88°17′03″E / 22.5838°N 88.2843°E / 22.5838; 88.2843Coordinates: 22°35′02″N 88°17′03″E / 22.5838°N 88.2843°E / 22.5838; 88.2843
Elevation 12 metres (39 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by South Eastern Railway zone
Line(s) Howrah-Mumbai
Howrah-Chennai
Howrah-Guwahati
Platforms 6
Tracks 6
Connections Taxi Stand, Santragachi Bus Stand, Kona Expressway
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code SRC
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway zone
Division(s) Kharagpur
History
Previous names Bengal Nagpur Railway
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone
Terminus South Eastern Railway zone
South Eastern Railway zone Terminus
Location
Santragachhi railway station is located in West Bengal
Santragachhi railway station
Santragachhi railway station
Location in West Bengal

Santragachi railway station (station code : SRC) is a railway junction on the South Eastern Railway, at Santragachhi, India.

Railway zones[edit]

Santragachi railway station passenger terminal.

The South Eastern Railway serves local trains to Amta, Mecheda, Panskura, Haldia, Kanthi, Medinipur and Kharagpur; and mail/express trains to Central, West and South India. Bengal Nagpur Railway, which is now known as South Eastern Railway, was connected to Howrah station in 1900. This time, the 3 mile long short branch from Santragachhi to Shalimar Station was also created for redirecting heavy traffic of export goods, for further carrying them to Kidderpore dock in Kolkata via large ferry steamers.

Significance[edit]

Earlier superfast express and mail trains didn't have any stop at Santragachi station. In fact not even a single express train stopped at this station. In the recent days communication between Santragachi and Howrah-Kolkata has improved considerably. Taxi stands and bus stands have been set up to cater to the off board passengers travelling in various directions. There is a dedicated Volvo bus service to connect this area to Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport, Kolkata. All these factors contributed to the rise of Santragachi as an important railway station. Furthermore, people tend to avoid excessive rush in Howrah station and often get down at Santragachi to board cabs and buses. Almost all Howrah/Shalimar bound express/mail trains stop here except a few like Duronto Express. However these express/mail trains starting from Howrah/Shalimar do not stop at Santragachi station in their outward journeys.

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