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Seoraphuli Junction railway station

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Sheoraphuli Junction is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line and is located in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Sheoraphuli area & northern part of the Serampore City. The Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar branch line meets Howrah-Bardhaman main line at Sheoraphuli.

Seoraphuli Junction
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
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Sheoraphuli railway station from the southern foot bridge
LocationGrand Trunk Road, Sheoraphuli, PS
Serampore 712223, West Bengal
India
Coordinates22°46′29″N 88°19′42″E / 22.7748°N 88.3284°E / 22.7748; 88.3284Coordinates: 22°46′29″N 88°19′42″E / 22.7748°N 88.3284°E / 22.7748; 88.3284
Elevation13 metres (43 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch line
Platforms6
Tracks9
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeSHE
Zone(s) eastern
Division(s) Howrah
History
Opened1854
Electrified1958
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Traffic
PassengersBusy
Services
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
Eastern Line
toward Goghat
Location
Seoraphuli Junction is located in West Bengal
Seoraphuli Junction
Seoraphuli Junction
Location in West Bengal
Seoraphuli Junction is located in India
Seoraphuli Junction
Seoraphuli Junction
Location in India

HistoryEdit

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[1]

The broad gauge Sheoraphuli–Tarakeswar branch line was opened by the Tarkessur Railway Company on 1 January 1885 and was worked by East Indian Railway Company.[2][3]

ElectrificationEdit

Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 3 kV DC overhead system in 1958.[4] Howrah–Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar line was electrified in 1957-58. It was converted to 25 KV AC in the 1970s[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IR History Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Administration Report on the Railways in India" 1884–85
  3. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ "IR History Part IV 1947-1970". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.

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