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Ranaghat railway station

Ranaghat
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
File:Ranaghat Station Front.jpg
Location GNPC Road, Ranaghat, West Bengal
India
Coordinates

23°10′27″N 88°34′08″E / 23.1741°N 88.5688°E / 23.1741; 88.5688Coordinates: 23°10′27″N 88°34′08″E / 23.1741°N 88.5688°E / 23.1741; 88.5688{{#coordinates:23.1741|88.5688|type:railwaystation_region:IN|||||| |primary |name=

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Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Sealdah-Ranaghat line
Lalgola branch line
Gede branch line
Ranaghat-Bangaon link line
Platforms 7
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code RHA
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened 1862
Electrified 1963-64
Previous names Eastern Bengal Railway
Services
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Location
Location of Ranaghat railway station in West Bengal

Ranaghat is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line, the Lalgola branch line, the Gede branch line and the Ranaghat-Bangaon link line. It is located in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Ranaghat and the surrounding areas.

History

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Birds eye-view, Ranaghat Station
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The name board at Ranaghat station

The Calcutta (Sealdah)-Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to traffic in 1862.[1]Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River, which in those days was unbridged.[2]

The Ranaghat-Bangaon link was constructed in 1882–84 by the Bengal Central Railway Company [3]

The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905.[4]

Electrification

The Sealdah-Ranaghat sector was electrified in 1963-64. The Ranaghat-Shantipur sector was electrified in 1963-64. The Kalinarayanpur-Krishnanagar City sector was electrified in 1964-65.[5] The Ranaghat-Gede line was electrified in 1997-98.[6]

Carriage and wagon depot

It can handle the turn around maintenance of three trains.[7]

References

  1. ^ "IR History: Early days (1832-1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Begal Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  4. ^ L.S.S.O’Malley. "Murshidabad District (1914)". IRFCA. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Railway Electrification" (PDF). ireeindia. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mechanical (C / W) Activity". Eastern Railway, Sealdah Division. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 

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