Darshana railway station

Darshana (Bengali: দর্শনা) is a border railway station in Darsana, Bangladesh, situated in Damurhuda Upazila of Chuadanga District, in Khulna Division. It is a rail transit point and a border checkpoint on the India-Bangladesh border.

Darshana Railway Station

দর্শনা রেলওয়ে স্টেশন
Bangladesh Railway Station
General information
LocationDarsana, Chuadanga, Bangladesh
Coordinates23°30′13″N 88°47′25″E / 23.5036°N 88.7904°E / 23.5036; 88.7904
Owned byBangladesh Railway
Operated byBangladesh Railway
Line(s)Chilahati-Parbatipur-Santahar-Darshana Line
Darshana-Jessore-Khulna Line
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Other information
ClassificationDomestic/ International
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway


Darshana to Jagotee, Kushtia rail line was first opened on 15 November 1861. It was 53.11 kilometres (33.00 mi) long broad gauge line. It is the first rail road in East Bengal. This rail road established sugarcane supply chain between Darsana (Carew) and Jagotee Sugar mills. Later on this rail road was extended up to Goalundo Ghat. Darshana - Rana Ghat (India) -Benapole -Jessore -Khulna passenger railway communication continued until the early 1960s between East Pakistan and India. Then Darshana to Jessore railway was established and the service discontinued. Darsana station came up with the Eastern Bengal Railway opening the line from Calcutta to Goalundo Ghat, in 1871.[1]

Darsana Railway Station in 1971

The Maitree Express passes through this station.[2]

Main LinesEdit

Line Electrification Gauge Number of Tracks
Towards Gede and Ranaghat Junction Yes, Gede to Ranaghat. Darshana to Gede not electrified [3] 5'6" (1676 mm) Indian Broad Gauge[3] 2[3]
Towards Isharwadi Junction No[3] 5'6" (1676 mm) Indian Broad Gauge[3] 2[3]


  1. ^ R.P.Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
  2. ^ "Dhaka-Calcutta train link resumes". BBC News. BBC. 14 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Indian Railways Living Atlas - India Rail Info". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2015-11-08.