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Bangaon Junction
বনগাঁ জংশন
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
Bangaon Rail Station.jpg
Bangaon Railway Station
Location Station Road, Bangaon, West Bengal, 743235
India
Coordinates 23°01′50″N 88°49′58″E / 23.0305°N 88.8329°E / 23.0305; 88.8329Coordinates: 23°01′50″N 88°49′58″E / 23.0305°N 88.8329°E / 23.0305; 88.8329
Elevation 11 metres (36 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Sealdah-Bangaon line
Ranaghat - Bangaon section
Platforms 3
Tracks 6
Bus stands
  • Motigunj Bus stand
  • 78/ Dakshineshwar Bus stand
Connections
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code BNJ
Zone(s) Eastern
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened 1882–84
Electrified 1963–64 with 25 kV overhead line
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone Terminus
Eastern Railway zone Terminus
Location
Bangaon Junction railway station is located in West Bengal
Bangaon Junction railway station
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.

Sealdah-Hasnabad-Bangaon-Ranaghat line
to Jessore
Benapole
India-Bangladesh border
Petrapole freight only – no passenger service
Ichamati River
77 Bangaon
NH 35
28 Satberia
23 Gopalnagar
19 Akaipur
15 Majhergram
11 Gangnapur
6 Naba Raynagar
Coopers Halt
to Lalgola and Gede branch lines
0 Ranaghat
to Sealdah–Ranaghat line
72 Bibhuti Bhushan Halt
67 Chandpara
63 Thakurnagar
58 Gobardanga
Jamuna River
54 Machlandapur
50 Sanhati Halt
45 Habra
41 Ashoknagar Road
NH 35
38 Guma
34 Bira
30 Duttapukur
27 Bamangachhi Halt
75 Hasnabad
73 Taki Road
71 Nimdanri
69 Madhyampur
67 Matania Anantapur
65 Basirhat
63 Bhyabla Halt
58 Champapukur
56 Ghovarash Ghona
54 Malatipur
49 Kankra Mirzanagar
46 Harua Road
43 Bhasila
41 Lebutala
37 Beliaghata Road
35 Sondalia
32 Bahira Kalibari
29 Guma
26 Karea Kadambagachhi
NH 35
23 Barasat
NH 34
21 Hridaypur
19 Madhyamgram
Noai Canal
17 New Barrackpur
15 Bisharpara Kodaliya
14 Birati
12 Durganagar
10 Dum Dum Cantonment
to Sealdah–Ranaghat line
to Dankuni via Calcutta Chord
7 Dum Dum rly / Dum Dum metro
to Kolkata Metro
Patipukur
Kolkata Railway Station
to Kolkata Circular Railway
4 Bidhannagar Road
Sir Gurudas Banerjee Halt
0 Sealdah Main
0 Sealdah South
3 Park Circus
to Sealdah South lines

Source: Indian Railway Time Table

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]

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

Routes

In North line commuter trains run up to Ranaghat Jn. (2 trains goes up to Shantipur). In South line commuter trains run mostly up to Sealdah via Barasat Jn. Four trains run on circular route via Dum Dum Jn. and Ballygunge Jn. Three of them go up to Majerhat and one goes to Canning. Bandhan Express, connecting Kolkata to Khulna (Bangladesh) also runs through this station on every thursday.

Extended trains timetable
Train Daily Frequency Time
Bongaon Majerhat Local 3 06:35 am
07:30 am
09:50 am
Bongaon Canning Local 1 10:47 am
Bongaon Shantipur Jn Local 1 11:16 am
International link
Bandhan Express (13129/30) 1 (weekly) 08.50 am (KOAA – KLN)
04.27 (KLN – KOAA) [4] [5]

Border

Bangaon is the last station on the line, but the line goes up to the India-Bangladesh border and beyond.[6][7]

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.[8]

Gallery

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. ^ "Khulna to Kolkata Express timing".
  5. ^ "Kolkata to Khulna Express timing".
  6. ^ "Bongaon a green fresh border". Travel template. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Capexil plea to convert Petrapole LCS into port". The Hindu Business Line, 26 March 2004. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  8. ^ Pratim Ranjan Bose and Abhisek Law. "Customs wants better rail link through Petrapole". The Hindu Business Line, 3 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.

External links

  • Trains to Sealdah
  • Trains from Sealdah
  • Trains from Ranaghat to Bangaon


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