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Kamarkundu railway station

Kamarkundu
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
Location Kamarkundu, Hooghly, West Bengal
India
Coordinates

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Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch line
Platforms 3+2
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station) separate for the two lines at different heights
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code KQU
Division(s) Howrah
History
Opened 1885
Electrified 1957-1958
Previous names East Indian Railway Company
Services
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Kamarkundu (Bengali: কামারকুণ্ডু) is a railway station at the crossing of the Howrah-Bishnupur and the Howrah-Bardhaman chord lines. It serves Kamarkundu in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview

Kamarkundu is located at 22°50′N 88°12′E / 22.83°N 88.20°E / 22.83; 88.20{{#coordinates:22.83|N|88.20|E||||| | |name= }}

This is a rich agricultural area with several cold storages.[1]

History

The Howrah-Tarakeswar line was opened in 1885 and the Howrah-Bardhaman chord line in 1917.[2]It is part of Kolkata Suburban Railway system. It is Script error: No such module "convert". from Howrah via Howrah-Bardhaman chord and Script error: No such module "convert". via Howrah-Tarakeswar branch line.[3]

Station oddity

At Kamarkundu, the Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch line goes above the Howrah-Bardhaman chord. Since the lines are at two levels, trains cannot switch routes. Platforms are at two levels.[4]

External links

References

  1. ^ "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ "The Chronology of Railway Development in Eastern India.". railindia. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  3. ^ Railway Timetable
  4. ^ "Trivia". Highest speed sections of track (IRFCA). Retrieved 2012-01-15.