Rajchandrapur railway station

Rajchandrapur railway station is a station of Eastern Railway. It is 17 km away from Sealdah and 5 km from Dankuni Junction on the Sealdah–Dankuni line of Eastern Railway. It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. Dankuni and Bardhaman local train connects this place to Sealdah Station and other stations of the Sealdah main line. It is an important railway station between Dum Dum and Dankuni railway stations.

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Rajchandrapur
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
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Rajchandrapur railway station
LocationNational Highway 34 (old), Ghoshpara, Bally Jagachha Block, Howrah district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates22°39′10″N 88°19′15″E / 22.652908°N 88.320868°E / 22.652908; 88.320868Coordinates: 22°39′10″N 88°19′15″E / 22.652908°N 88.320868°E / 22.652908; 88.320868
Elevation10 metres (33 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Platforms2 (Side platforms)
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
ParkingNot available
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Disabled accessNot available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeRCD[1][2][3]
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened1865; 156 years ago (1865)
Electrified1964–65
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
toward Sealdah
Chord link Line
toward Andul
Terminus
Location
Rajchandrapur is located in Kolkata
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Rajchandrapur
Location in Kolkata
Rajchandrapur is located in West Bengal
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Rajchandrapur
Location in West Bengal
Rajchandrapur is located in India
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Location in India

HistoryEdit

Sealdah–Dankuni line was opened in 1865 and converted to electrification in 1965,[4] On that time the Freight Services was passed on this line which was profitable for railways and the EMU trains also runs on this line for connecting to Chord line to Howrah Jn for plying long-distance trains.

The stationEdit

Station layoutEdit

Platform layoutEdit

G Street level Exit/Entrance
P1 Side platform No- 1, doors will open on the left  
Towards →Dankuni→ →
Towards ←Sealdah← ←
P2 Side platform No- 2, doors will open on the left  

Track layoutEdit

Rajchandrapur track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Station with two tracks and two side platforms

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indian railway codes". Indian Railways. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.er.indianrailways.gov.in/cris//uploads/files/1540989334194-ER2.png
  3. ^ https://raw.githubusercontent.com/datameet/railways/master/stations.json
  4. ^ Electrifiaction of Railways, irfca.org, 10 December 2018