Rangpur railway station

Rangpur Railway Station (Bengali: রংপুর রেলওয়ে স্টেশন) is a railway station located in Rangpur district of Rangpur division of Bangladesh. Rangpur station was established on 2 July 1878 as the first district headquarters of Rangpur district in Bangladesh. A total of 6 lines with a single platform, a small island platform, a main line, two loop lines and 3 yard lines. In 1944, major renovations were done at Rangpur station. After that, no major renovations were seen at Rangpur station.[1][2][3]

Rangpur railway station

রংপুর রেলওয়ের স্টেশন
General information
LocationRangpur, Rangpur Division
Coordinates25°26′03″N 89°09′18″E / 25.4342°N 89.1550°E / 25.4342; 89.1550
Line(s)Burimari–Lalmonirhat–Parbatipur line
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Other information
Fare zone West Zone
OpenedJuly 2, 1878; 145 years ago (1878-07-02)
Previous namesNorth Bengal Railway
Route map



In order to connect British trade and commerce with Kolkata, initiatives were taken to expand railways in various thanas of Rangpur. In view of that, in the first phase, in 1878, the railway was started simultaneously from Poradah in the then Nadia district to Rangpur city and Jalpaiguri, which was newly separated from Rangpur.

The British were so interested in doing business in Rangpur that the area around Rangpur station was named Robertsonganj after a British businessman Robert Watson.

In 1870, the British government asked the Tajhat zamindar of Rangpur district for land to build a railway factory in Rangpur. The zamindar agreed to donate the land of Saidpur village of Darwani Thana instead of giving it to Rangpur town. Later, the British government gave him the opportunity to travel the whole of India free of charge in a saloon coach as an honor and he enjoyed this privilege for life.

Later the British government established a railway junction at Lalmonirhat village in Barabari police station of Rangpur district and established a direct railway line with Rangpur to Assam. Teesta Railway Bridge was built in 1901 at Kaunia in Mahiganj police station of Rangpur district. In 1905, the railway started from Bonarpara in Saghata police station of Rangpur district to Kaunia in Mahiganj police station.[4]


  1. ^ "Rangpur railway station in poor condition". www.kalerkantho.com. Retrieved 2024-02-02.
  2. ^ "[IRFCA] Indian Steam Railway Society Article". www.irfca.org. Retrieved 2024-02-02.
  3. ^ "রংপুর-ট্রেনের-সময়সূচি". railway.gov.bd. Retrieved 2024-02-02.
  4. ^ Timetable, Indian railway. "Indian railway history".