Tikiapara railway station

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Tikiapara
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
Location By Pass, Tikiapara, Howrah, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 22°35′55″N 88°19′27″E / 22.5986°N 88.3243°E / 22.5986; 88.3243Coordinates: 22°35′55″N 88°19′27″E / 22.5986°N 88.3243°E / 22.5986; 88.3243
Elevation 9 metres (30 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by South Eastern Railway
Line(s) Howrah-Kharagpur line
Platforms 3
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code TPKR
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway
Division(s) Kharagpur
History
Opened 1900
Electrified 1967-69
Previous names Bengal Nagpur Railway
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone
Location
Tikiapara railway station is located in West Bengal
Tikiapara railway station
Tikiapara railway station
Location in West Bengal

Tikiapara is a railway station on the Howrah-Kharagpur line and is located in Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Tikiapara and other neighbourhoods of Howrah.

History[edit]

The Howrah-Kharagpur line was opened in 1900.[1]The Howrah-Kharagpur line was electrified in 1967-69.[2]

Here is an interesting piece of information:

Electrification[edit]

The Howrah-Kharagpur line was electrified in 1967-69.[4]

Car shed[edit]

There is a car shed of South Eastern Railway at Tikiapara.[5]

Coaching depot[edit]

Tikiapara Coaching Depot maintains 22 primary base trains and 6 round trip trains. Total coach holding capacity is 744 coaches. It handles prestigious trains like Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express. The Coaching Depot is under Howrah Division, Eastern Railway.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major events in formation of S.E.Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  3. ^ The Railway Comes to Calcutta by Sukanta Chaudhuri, published in Calcutta The Living City, Volume 1, page 238. First published by Oxford University Press in 1990. ISBN o 19 563696 1
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Carriage and Wagon / Howrah Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 

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