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Bangaon railway station

Bangaon
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
Location Station Road, Bangaon, West Bengal
India
Coordinates

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Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Sealdah-Bangaon line
Ranaghat-Bangaon line
Platforms 3
Connections Freight line to Petrapole border
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code BNJ
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened 1882–84
Electrified 1963–64 with 25 kV overhead line
Services
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Location
Location of Bangaon railway station in West Bengal

Bangaon is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station on the Sealdah-Bangaon line and Ranaghat-Bangaon line. It is located in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Bangaon and the surrounding areas.

History

In 1882–84 the Bengal Central Railway Company constructed two lines: one from Dum Dum to Khulna, now in Bangladesh, via Bangaon and the other linking Ranaghat and Bangaon.[1]

The Bengal Central Railway was formed in 1881 to construct and operate a line to Khulna. It was merged with Eastern Bengal Railway in 1903.[2]

Electrification

Dum Dum-Barasat-Ashok Nagar-Bangaon sector was electrified in 1963–64.[3]

Border

Bangaon is the last station on the line, but the line goes up to the India-Bangladesh border and beyond.[4][5]

Petrapole, the Indian side of the international border, with a land customs station, handles more than half of the 4 billion dollar trade between India and Bangladesh. With the remote possibility of improvements in the narrow roads leading to the border, because of land acquisition problems, the focus is now on improving the rail transportation system.[6]

References

  1. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bengal Central Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bongaon a green fresh border". Travel template. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Capexil plea to convert Petrapole LCS into port". The Hindu Business Line, 26 March 2004. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Pratim Ranjan Bose and Abhisek Law. "Customs wants better rail link through Petrapole". The Hindu Business Line, 3 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 

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