Bidhannagar Road railway station

Bidhannagar Road is a Kolkata Suburban Railway junction station on the Sealdah–Ranaghat line. It is linked to the Sealdah South lines via Sir Gurudas Banerjee Halt railway station. It is located in Ultadanga, Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Ultadanga, Kankurgachi, Bidhannagar and other surrounding areas. Many EMU trains coming from or going to Sealdah stop at Bidhannagar Road. Most long-distance trains skip this station but a few stop here (see External links below).

Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
Bidhannagar Road
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
Bidhannagar station.jpg
Bidhannagar Road railway station platform board
LocationUltadanga, Kolkata, West Bengal
India
Coordinates22°35′28″N 88°23′27″E / 22.591230°N 88.390737°E / 22.591230; 88.390737Coordinates: 22°35′28″N 88°23′27″E / 22.591230°N 88.390737°E / 22.591230; 88.390737
Elevation8.00 metres (26.25 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Sealdah–Ranaghat line
Platforms4
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
ParkingNot available
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Disabled accessNot available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBNXR
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened1862
Electrified1963–64
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
Terminus
Eastern Line
Chord link Line
Circular Line
Terminus
Location
Bidhannagar Road is located in Kolkata
Bidhannagar Road
Bidhannagar Road
Location within Kolkata

HistoryEdit

The Calcutta (Sealdah)–Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to traffic in 1862.[1] Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River.[2]

ElectrificationEdit

The Sealdah–Ranaghat sector was electrified in 1963–64.[3]

PassengersEdit

Bidhannagar Road railway station handles 975,000 passengers every day, with about 325 trains in both directions.[4]

ConnectionsEdit

AutoEdit

BusEdit

Bus route number 12C/2, 30C/1, 32A, 43/1, 44, 44A, 45, 46, 46A, 46B, 47/1, 79D, 91C, 201, 206, 211, 211B, 215, 215A, 215A/1, 217, 217A, 217B, 221, 223, 237, L238, 253, 260, DN8, DN16/1, DN17, KB16, KB17, KB21, KB22, JM2, JM4, 007, K1, 5 (Mini), 20 (Mini), 20A (Mini), 29 (Mini), S138 (Mini), S151 (Mini), S152 (Mini), S171 (Mini), S172 (Mini), S175 (Mini), S184 (Mini), C14/1, C41, C42, C48, D7/1, D11A, D20, D22, E17, E25, E25A, E36, E39, E46, E47, MX1, MX3, S12C, S14C, S16, S19, S21, S30A, S30D, S37, S37A, S58, T11, 15, AC2, AC10, AC30, AC30S, AC35, AC37, AC37C, AC39, AC49A, AC50, AC50A, ACT5, ACT7, ACT9, M4, M10, MN5, MN10, MN20, MW7, V1, VS1, VS2, VS14, ST7, ST15, ST21 serve the station.[5]

MetroEdit

Shyambazar metro station, Shobhabazar Sutanuti metro station, Bengal Chemical metro station and Phoolbagan metro station are located nearby.

TramEdit

Tram route number 18 serves the station.

AirEdit

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is about 9 km via VIP Road.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IR History: Early days (1832–1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Eastern Bengal Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Bidhan Nagar". Railenquiry.in. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Bus Services".

External linksEdit

 
Bidhannagar Road railway station with underpass