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Belur railway station

Belur is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line and Howrah-Bardhaman chord. It is located in Howrah district in the State of West Bengal. It serves the town of Belur and the surrounding areas. It is 7 km from Howrah railway station.

Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
LocationDharmatolla Road, Belur, West Bengal, Distt: Howrah, West Bengal
Coordinates22°37′16″N 88°20′21″E / 22.6211°N 88.3392°E / 22.6211; 88.3392
Elevation18 metres (59 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Other information
Station codeBEQ[1]
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Howrah
Previous namesEast Indian Railway
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
Eastern Line
Belur railway station is located in India
Belur railway station
Belur railway station
Location in West Bengal
Belur railway station is located in West Bengal
Belur railway station
Belur railway station
Belur railway station (West Bengal)



East Indian Railway Company started construction of a line out of Howrah for the proposed link with Delhi via Rajmahal and Mirzapur in 1851.[2]

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[2]


Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958.[3] The Howrah-Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar line was electrified in 1957-58.[4]

Nearby places of interestEdit

The Belur Math which is the headquarters of the Ramkrishna Mission and a leading tourist and pilgrimage destination for people across the world, is located on the banks of river Ganga, at a distance of about 1.5  km from the station. It was established by Swami Vivekananda in the year 1938 and also contains the Samadhi of the great Saint and youth icon along with that of Sarada Devi and Ramkrishna.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Indian railway codes". Indian Railways. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "IR History: Early Days I , Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  3. ^ "IR History Part IV (1947-1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013.