Thakurganj railway station

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Thakurganj
Indian Railway Station
LocationState Highway 63, Thakurganj, Bihar
India
Coordinates26°25′36″N 88°07′45″E / 26.4268°N 88.1293°E / 26.4268; 88.1293
Elevation79 metres (259 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorth East Frontier Railway
Line(s)Katihar-Siliguri line
Platforms2?
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingNot required
Other information
Station codeTKG
Division(s) Katihar
Location
Thakurganj railway station is located in India
Thakurganj railway station
Location of Thakurganj railway station in Bihar
Thakurganj railway station is located in Bihar
Thakurganj railway station
Thakurganj railway station (Bihar)

Thakurganj railway station serves Thakurganj town in Kishanganj district in the Indian state of Bihar. The Mechi flowing nearby forms the boundary between Nepal and India in the area. On the other side of the border, Prithivinagar is a village development committee in Jhapa District of Nepal.

Trains[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The place is named after Rabindra Nath Tagore (Rabindra Nath Thakur in Bengali).[1]

History[edit]

Work for conversion of the Aluabari-Siliguri section from metre gauge to broad gauge was taken up in 2008, train services in the section was suspended and conversion work completed early in 2011.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thakurganj - Bihar – A Lovely Village". Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Delayed but new route helps trains". The Telegraph, 29 September 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Railways to partially restore Siliguri-Bagdogra service". Times of India, 16 March 2010. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  4. ^ Alam, Mudassir. "Rail movement begins on Kishanganj-Thakurganj-Siliguri Section". KishanganjBihar.com. Retrieved 2 March 2013.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Northeast Frontier Railway zone