Baranagar Road railway station

Baranagar Road railway station is the railway station situated on Sealdah-Dankuni line in the city of Baranagar. It serves the local areas of Baranagar in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India.

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Baranagar Road
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
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Baranagar Road railway station
LocationBarrackpore Trunk Road, Baranagar, Kolkata, West Bengal
India
Coordinates22°39′13″N 88°22′44″E / 22.653482°N 88.378856°E / 22.653482; 88.378856Coordinates: 22°39′13″N 88°22′44″E / 22.653482°N 88.378856°E / 22.653482; 88.378856
Elevation10.00 metres (32.81 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Platforms2 (Side platforms)
Tracks2
ConnectionsKolkata Metro Logo.svg Baranagar
Bus transport Belghoria Expressway
Bus transport Barrackpore Trunk Road
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
ParkingNot available
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Disabled accessNot available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBARN[1][2][3]
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened1865; 156 years ago (1865)
Electrified1964–65
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
toward Sealdah
Chord link Line
Location
Baranagar Road is located in Kolkata
Baranagar Road
Baranagar Road
Location in Kolkata
Baranagar Road is located in West Bengal
Baranagar Road
Baranagar Road
Location in West Bengal
Baranagar Road is located in India
Baranagar Road
Baranagar Road
Location in India

HistoryEdit

Chord link line was opened in 1865 and converted to electrification in 1965,[4] On that time the Freight Services was passed on this line which was profitable for railways and the EMU trains also runs on this line for connecting to chord line to Howrah for plying long-distance trains. But due to passenger demand was increased for long-distance trains start from Sealdah to pass through to this line and connects to the rest of India.

Track layoutEdit

Baranagar Road track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Station with two tracks and two side platforms

Station complexEdit

 
A view of station complex at afternoon

The station complex is overall clean, porters/escalators, foods are available. There are excellent transport systems are available–Belghoria Expressway is beside the station and Barrackpore Trunk Road is under the station. There are also good lodging system and excellent railfanning systems are available in station complex. Sightseeing of this station is excellent.[5]

ElectrificationEdit

The Sealdah–Dankuni sector was electrified in 1964–65.[4]

ConnectionsEdit

MetroEdit

It is connected with Baranagar metro station of Kolkata Metro Line 1 and Kolkata Metro Line 5  .

BusEdit

 
Belghoria Expressway beside railway station

This station is connected with B. T. Road and Belghoria Expressway.   Various buses serve the station.

AutoEdit

Several auto services are available on B. T. Road towards Sodepur, Dakshineswar, Sinthee.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indian railway codes". Indian Railways. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.er.indianrailways.gov.in/cris//uploads/files/1540989334194-ER2.png
  3. ^ https://raw.githubusercontent.com/datameet/railways/master/stations.json
  4. ^ a b "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  5. ^ "BARN/Baranagar Road railway station". India Rail Info. Retrieved 14 August 2019.

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