Noapara metro station and depot
Noapara Metro Station is the largest station of the Kolkata Metro Line 1 situated in Noapara, Baranagar. It opened on 10 July 2013. These include four platforms with lengths of 182 meters, unlike other Kolkata Metro stations. It serves the localities of Noapara, Tobin Road and Bonhooghly. The station has 2 stories, with 6 escalators and 4 elevators. There are also 31 CCTV cameras for increased security. The Kolkata Metro owns a 147-acre depot for maintenance and storage of rakes immediate east of the station.
|Kolkata Metro station and depot|
|Location||Akshay Kumar Mukherjee Road, Noapara, Baranagar|
|Owned by||Kolkata Metro|
|Platforms||2 Side platforms and 1 Island platform|
|Tracks||4 (2 more tracks lead to the depot)|
|Opened||10 July 2013|
|Electrified||750 V DC Third Rail|
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|L1||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, Ticket/token, shops|
|L1||Side platform doors will open on the left|
|Northbound||Line 4 Toward →Dum Dum Cantt.→→|
|Southbound||Line 4 Terminus|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||Line 1 Toward ←Baranagar←←|
|Southbound||Line 1 Toward →Dum Dum→→|
|Side platform doors will open on the left|
This is the oldest and biggest metro depot in India. It serves the Kolkata Metro Line 1 and will also serve Kolkata Metro Line 4 in future. This depot can hold maximum 40 rakes at a time. Newly received rakes are also tested here, and the old ones are kept here. The depot is connected to the Kolkata Chord line, so that newly manufactured rakes can directly be brought via train.
It was opened in 1984. Before that, it was a Railway yard and a track extended till Texmaco Rail & Engineering manufacturing unit.
Bus route number 34C serves the station.
Noapara Metro to Bonhoogly.
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