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Ranaghat railway station

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Owned by  Indian Railways
Parking  No
Opened  1862
Platforms in use  7
Operated by  Eastern Railway
Elevation  13 m
Owner  Indian Railways
Ranaghat railway station
Location  GNPC Road, Ranaghat, West Bengal India
Line(s)  Sealdah-Ranaghat line Lalgola branch line Gede branch line Bangaon - Ranaghat branch line
Structure type  Standard (on ground station)
Address  Railway Over Bridge, Ranaghat, West Bengal 741201
Similar  Gede railway station, Naihati railway station, Dum Dum railway station, Bidhannagar Road railway st, Kankinara railway station

Ranaghat is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line, the Lalgola branch line, the Gede branch line and the Ranaghat-Bangaon link line. It is located in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Ranaghat 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.

The Ranaghat-Bangaon link was constructed in 1882–84 by the Bengal Central Railway Company

The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905.

Electrification

The Sealdah-Ranaghat sector was electrified in 1963-64. The Ranaghat-Shantipur sector was electrified in 1963-64. The Kalinarayanpur-Krishnanagar City sector was electrified in 1964-65. The Ranaghat-Gede line was electrified in 1999-2000.The Ranaghat-Lalgola Section has been electrified on the 2010s.

Carriage and wagon depot

It can handle the turn around maintenance of three trains.

References

Ranaghat railway station Wikipedia


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