Hasnabad railway station

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Hasnabad/হাসনাবাদ রেলওয়ে স্টেশন
Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
Railway station in Barasat Hasanabad line 03.jpg
Hasanabad railway station
Location Hasnabad, North 24 Pgns, West Bengal
Coordinates 22°34′16″N 88°54′48″E / 22.5712°N 88.9134°E / 22.5712; 88.9134Coordinates: 22°34′16″N 88°54′48″E / 22.5712°N 88.9134°E / 22.5712; 88.9134
Elevation 7 metres (23 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Sealdah - Barasat Jn. - Hasnabad Section (Route diverted from Bangaon Jn Section
Platforms 3 (PF 2 & 3 is common)
Tracks 3
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code HNB
Division(s) Sealdah
Opened 1962
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone Terminus
Hasnabad railway station is located in West Bengal
Hasnabad railway station
Location of Hasnabad railway station in West Bengal

Hasnabad railway station is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Barasat-Hasnabad line. It is located at Hasnabad in Basirhat subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Hasnabad and the surrounding areas.


Barasat Basirhat Railway constructed a 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) narrow gauge line in 1914 as a part of Martin's Light Railways.[1] The line was closed in 1955.[2]

The 33.06 km (21 mi) long 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge Barasat-Hasnabad branch line was constructed between 1957 and 1962.[3]

Rolling stock

Eastern Railway has some WDM-2D locos, which is used on the Sealdah-Hasnabad route amongst others. They were used to haul 8 coach push-pull DEMU trains way back till the complete line was electrified. The DEMU trains had two cabs at either end to control the train. But now they are no longer in use. They have been replaced by BHEL and Jessop EMU rakes, which are currently stabled in Barasat EMU shed. Doubling of this line has been started since 2016.


Proposed lines

The Hasnabad-Machlandapur line is one of the 84 new line projects sent to Planning Commission and the Ghatakpukur-Hasnabad line is one of the 111 new line surveys to be taken up in 2012-13, as per the Railway Budget proposals for 2012-13.[5]


  1. ^ R.P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". IRFCA. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  2. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  3. ^ Moonis Raza & Yash Aggarwal. "Transport Geography of India: Commodity Flow and the Regional Structure of Indian Economy". page 60. Concept Publishing Company, A-15/16 Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110059. ISBN 81-7022-089-0. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Diesel Locomotive Classes – Broad Gauge". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  5. ^ "What is new in Railway Budget 2012-13". The Times of India, 14 March 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2013.

External links

  • Trains to Sealdah
  • Trains from Sealdah
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