Adra Junction railway station

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Adra
Indian Railway Junction Station
Adra Rail Station (South Side) আদ্রা রেলওয়ে স্টেশন.jpg
Adra Rail Station Building
Location Adra, Purulia district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 23°29′46″N 86°40′26″E / 23.496°N 86.674°E / 23.496; 86.674Coordinates: 23°29′46″N 86°40′26″E / 23.496°N 86.674°E / 23.496; 86.674
Elevation 246 metres (807 ft)
Line(s) Asansol-Tatanagar-Kharagpur line, Adra-Gomoh line, Adra-Bankura-Kharagpur line
Platforms 4
Construction
Structure type At Ground
Parking Available
Other information
Station code ADRA
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway
Division(s) Adra
History
Opened 1891
Electrified 1961-62
Previous names Bengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Adra railway station is located in West Bengal
Adra railway station
Adra railway station
Location in West Bengal

Adra railway station serves Adra in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is an important junction station, with railway tracks from different directions meeting at Adra.

History

Adra railway station

The Howrah–Allahabad–Mumbai line, a joint effort of Great Indian Peninsula Railway and East Indian Railway Company came up in 1870.[1] The Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed in 1887 for the purpose of upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway and then extending it via Bilaspur to Asansol, in order to develop a shorter Howrah-Mumbai route than the one via Allahabad.[2] The Bengal Nagpur Railway main line from Nagpur to Asansol, on the Howrah-Delhi main line, was opened for goods traffic on 1 February 1891.[3] However, it was only after Kharagpur was linked from the west and the south that it was connected to Howrah in 1900.[4]

BNR lines were extended to Gomoh, on EIR’s main line, in 1907. The Mohuda-Chandrapura branch line was opened in 1913.[3]

Electrification

The Asansol-Purulia section was electrified in 1961-62.[5]

References

  1. ^ "IR History: Early Days – II". Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1870 - 1899). Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Number 1 Down Mail". Railways of the Raj. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  4. ^ R.P.Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 

External links

  • Trains at Adra


External video
Train leaving Adra railway station
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone
Terminus South Eastern Railway zone
Terminus South Eastern Railway zone
Adra-Bankura-Kharagpur line
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