Sheoraphuli railway station

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Sheoraphuli Junction (Serampore)
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
Location Grand Trunk Road, Sheoraphuli,
Serampore-712223, West Bengal
 India
Coordinates 22°46′29″N 88°19′42″E / 22.7748°N 88.3284°E / 22.7748; 88.3284Coordinates: 22°46′29″N 88°19′42″E / 22.7748°N 88.3284°E / 22.7748; 88.3284
Elevation 13 metres (43 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch line
Platforms 6
Tracks 9
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code SHE
Zone(s) eastern
Division(s) Howrah
History
Opened 1854
Electrified 1958
Previous names East Indian Railway Company
Traffic
Passengers Busy
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone
Terminus Eastern Railway zone
Location
Sheroaphuli railway station is located in West Bengal
Sheroaphuli railway station
Sheroaphuli railway station
Location o in West Bengal

Sheoraphuli is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line and is located in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Sheoraphuli area & all over the Serampore City. The Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar branch line meets Howrah-Bardhaman main line at Sheoraphuli.

History

View of Sheoraphuli railway station from the southern foot bridge.

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[1]

The broad gauge Sheoraphuli–Tarakeswar branch line was opened by the Tarkessur Railway Company on 1 January 1885 and was worked by East Indian Railway Company.[2][3]

Electrification

Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 3 kV DC overhead system in 1958.[4] Howrah–Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar line was electrified in 1957-58. It was converted to 25 KV AC in the 1970s[5]

References

  1. ^ "IR History Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Administration Report on the Railways in India" 1884–85
  3. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ "IR History Part IV 1947-1970". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.

External links

  • Trains from Howrah
  • Trains to Howrah



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