Fulbaria railway station

Fulbaria Railway Station is a defunct railway station in Bangladesh which was located in Dhaka. It was the central railway station of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) before Kamalapur railway station came into operation. The station was closed when trains started running at the new station from 1 May 1968.[1][2]

Fulbaria Railway Station

ফুলবাড়িয়া রেলওয়ে স্টেশন
General information
Other namesDacca Railway Station
Coordinates23°43′28″N 90°24′21″E / 23.7244444°N 90.4059179°E / 23.7244444; 90.4059179
Line(s)Narayanganj–Bahadurabad Ghat line
Tracks1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in)
Other information
Station codeDA
Opened1895 (1895)
Closed1 May 1968 (1968-05-01)
Previous names


Fulbaria railway station in 1904

In 1885, Dacca State railway built Narayanganj–Bahadurabad Ghat line and opened its part for train service from Dacca (now Old Dhaka) to Narayanganj. In that time Fulbaria railway station was built with other facilities.[3] It was established on the south side of the then main city of Dacca. In the same year, railway connections from Dhaka to Narayanganj and Dhaka to Mymensingh were established. After the partition of India in 1947, Dhaka became the main city and capital of East Bengal. Then the area of Fulbaria became densely populated which became a major obstacle for train movement. As a result, it was planned to move this station. Later, in the late 1950s, the construction of the new central railway station for the province and a new railway line was started on a large scale in the Kamalapur, Shahjahanpur area of Dhaka and it was completed in 1968.[2]

Earlier, the railway used to go straight from Tejgaon railway station to Fulbaria. Due to the opening of Kamalapur station, the railway line was shifted from Tejgaon. From Tejgaon the line took a left to Kamalapur. As a result the earlier Fulbaria–Tejgaon line was abandoned. Later the line was removed and a road was built in the same place. On the other hand, all the structures of Fulbaria station were also removed. At present, there are bus counters of BRTC, shops, runways etc.[2]



Fulbaria railway station had a station house and three lines in front of it. The station belonged to the metre-gauge railway. Although the station was named Fulbaria, the nameplates at both ends of the platform were inscribed with "Dacca", as the station was officially operated as "Dacca Railway Station". The same rule was later applied to Kamalapur railway station.

Ticket selling point


In 2019, train tickets were sold from this station building on the occasion of Eid. Two years later the counter was shifted from the building after it was demolished.[4]


  1. ^ Sarkar, Shihab (4 February 2021). "Preserving the past: Passion that never dies". Thefinancialexpress.com.bd. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Hasan, Shariful (23 September 2016). "ফুলবাড়িয়া স্টেশন নেই, আছে শুধুই স্মৃতি". Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  3. ^ Aziz, Tareq (1 July 2022). "ফুলবাড়িয়া রেলস্টেশনের হুইলার, ঢাকার এক বিস্মৃত বইয়ের দোকান". Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  4. ^ Khan, Abdul Jabbar (23 April 2022). "ফুলবাড়িয়া রেল কাউন্টার সরব ৫৪ বছর পর". Newsbangla24.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 7 November 2022.