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Dum Dum railway station

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Owned by  Indian Railways
Parking  No
Elevation  10 m
Platforms in use  5
Operated by  Eastern Railway
Opened  1862
Owner  Indian Railways
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Location  Dum Dum road, Dum Dum, Distt:North 24 Parganas, West Bengal India
Line(s)  Sealdah-Ranaghat line Sealdah-Hasnabad-Bangaon-Ranaghat line
Structure type  Standard (on ground station)
Similar  Bidhannagar Road railway st, Naihati railway station, Ranaghat railway station, Kankinara railway station, Dum Dum metro station

Dum Dum is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line. Two lines branch out after Dum Dum – the Calcutta chord line to Dankuni and the Sealdah-Hasnabad-Bangaon-Ranaghat line to Bangaon and Hasnabad. The Dum Dum metro station is adjacent to Dum Dum railway station. It is located in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Dum Dum and the surrounding areas.

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History

The Calcutta (Sealdah)-Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to traffic in 1862. Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River, which in those days was unbridged.

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. 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.

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

In 1932, the Calcutta chord line was built over the Willingdon Bridge joining Dum Dum and Dankuni.

Electrification

The Sealdah-Ranaghat sector and the Dum Dum-Barasat-Ashok Nagar-Bangaon sector were electrified in 1963–64. The Dum Dum-Dankuni sector was electrified in 1964-65.

Passengers

Dum Dum railway station handles 576,000 passengers daily.

References

Dum Dum railway station Wikipedia


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