Santragachi Junction railway station

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Santragachi Junction
Indian Railway Station
Junction 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 m (39 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by South Eastern Railway (India)
Line(s) Howrah-Mumbai, Howrah-Chennai and 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 (India)
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 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. Nowadays,[when?] a few trains originate from Santragachi station to Ajmer, Porbandar, Nanded etc. and a Viwek Express running to Mangalore Central starting from Santragachi. Some Summer Special trains also start from here. A new ISBT (inter State Bus Terminus) will start functioning beside Santragachi Railway Station from September 2014.[dated info]

Trains[edit]

  • 18010 Santragachi Espress
  • 18009 Ajmer Express
  • 12840 Howrah Mail
  • 12864 Howrah Express
  • 12857 Tamralipta Express
  • 18001 Kandari Express
  • 18030 Shalimar LTT Express
  • 12151 Samarsata Express
  • 18646 East Coast Express
  • 12704 Falaknuma Express
  • 12872 Ispat Express
  • 12886 Aranyak Express
  • 12822 Dhauli Express
  • 12022 Barbil Howrah Janshatabdi
  • 15721 Paharia Express Kolkata
  • 12884 Rupashi Bangla Express
  • 18002 Kandari Express
  • 18048 Amaravathi Express
  • 18029 Howrah Express
  • 12842 Coromandel Express
  • 15722 Paharia Express
  • 12885 Aranyak Express
  • 18006 Koraput Howrah Samaleswari Express
  • 18410 Sri Jagannath Express
  • 12814 Steel City Express
  • 12858 Tamralipta Express
  • 12509 Bangalore City Guwahati Express
  • 12859 Gitanjali Express
  • 12828 Howrah Express
  • 12809 Howrah Mail
  • 16323 Shalimar Express
  • 0801 Tata Gorakhpur Special
  • 467SE Howrah Bhadrak Passenger
  • 468 Bhadrakh Howrah Passenger
  • 464SE Adra Howrah Passenger
  • MM2SE Kharagpur Howrah MEMU Passenger
  • 201SE Howrah Puri Santragachi Passenger
  • 0823 Howrah Digha Special
  • 0824 Digha Howrah Special
  • 1SDSE Santragachi Digha DMU
  • 12660 Gurudev Express
  • 12513 Secunderabad Guwahati Express
  • 12515 Trivandrum Guwahati Express
  • 12888 Howrah Express
  • 12896 Howrah Express
  • 16324 Shalimar Trivandrum Express
  • 12659 Gurudev Express
  • 12507 Guwahati Express
  • 0807 Santragachi Puri Special/0807
  • 12869 Howrah Express
  • 15227 Muzaffarpur Express