Son Nagar railway station

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Son Nagar
Indian Railway Junction station
Son Nagar railway station nameplate.JPG
Son Nagar railway station nameplate
Location Son Nagar, Auranngabad, Bihar
India
Coordinates 24°52′53″N 84°13′44″E / 24.8815°N 84.2289°E / 24.8815; 84.2289
Line(s) Grand Chord, Gaya-Mughalsarai section, Son Nagar-Barkana Loop
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code SEB
Zone(s) Eastern Central Railway
Division(s) Mughalsarai
History
Opened 1902
Previous names East Indian Railway

Son Nagar (Hindi: सोन नगर) is a railway station in Aurangabad district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is located on the east bank of the Son River and was earlier known as Son East Bank

History[edit]

Son Nagar railway station east control room

The Upper Soane Bridge, connecting Son Nagar and Dehri-on-Sone across the Son River was completed in 1900. The 3,064 metres (10,052 ft) bridge was then the longest bridge in India. Work on the Grand Chord line of East Indian Railway was complete in 1901. It was formally inaugurated in 1907.[1]

A branch line was opened from Son East Bank, as Son Nagar was then known, to Daltonganj in 1902. [1]

Freight Corridor[edit]

Son Nagar railway station platform no. 2

Son Nagar is expected to be connected with Ludhiana as part of the Eastern Corridor. The primary feeder routes for this will be from Son Nagar to Durgapur via Gomoh, Son Nagar to Tatanagar via Garhwa Road, and Barkakana to Bokaro via Chandrapura.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Indian Railway History Timeline". Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Freight Trains". What is dedicated freight corridor?. IRFCA. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
East Central Railway zone
Terminus East Central Railway zone