Gourinathdham railway station

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Gourinathdham
Indian Railway Station
Location NH 32, Gourinathdham, Purulia district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 23°23′45″N 86°16′29″E / 23.3958°N 86.2746°E / 23.3958; 86.2746Coordinates: 23°23′45″N 86°16′29″E / 23.3958°N 86.2746°E / 23.3958; 86.2746
Elevation 277 metres (909 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by South Eastern Railway
Line(s) Purulia-Kotshila line
Construction
Structure type Standard at ground
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Station code GTD
Division(s) Adra
History
Opened 1907
Electrified 1998-99
Previous names Bengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Gourinathdham railway station is located in West Bengal
Gourinathdham railway station
Gourinathdham railway station
Location in West Bengal

Gourinathdham railway station serves Gourinathdham and surrounding areas in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

The railway station

The railway station is on NH 18. It is located at an altitude of 277 metres (909 ft) above sea level. It has a single platform. The railway station was allotted the station code of GTD and is under the jurisdiction of Adra railway division of South Eastern Railway.[1]

History

The Purulia-Ranchi line was opened as a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) wide narrow gauge railway in 1907. It was named Ranchi-Purulia Railway and operated by Bengal Nagpur Railway.[2] The Kotshila-Ranchi sector was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 1962 and the Purlia-Kotshila sector in 1992.[3]

Electrification

The Purulia-Kotshila sector was electrified in 1998-99.[4]

References

  1. ^ "GTD / Gourinathdham". india rail info. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "IR History: Part - III (1900 - 1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Indian Railways Line History: 1. South Eastern Railway" (PDF). Indian Railway Notes. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

External links

  • Trains at Gourinathdham
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone
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