Saktigarh railway station
Saktigarh is a Kolkata Suburban Railway junction station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line and Howrah-Bardhaman chord. It is located in Purba Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Saktigarh and surrounding areas.
|Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station|
|Location||Grand Trunk Road, Saktigarh, Distt. Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal|
|Elevation||36.27 metres (119.0 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Eastern Railway|
|Line(s)||Howrah-Bardhaman main line|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Previous names||East Indian Railway Company|
The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.
Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958. Howrah–Bardhaman chord was electrified in 1964–66.
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