Seoraphuli Junction railway station
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.
|Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station|
Sheoraphuli railway station from the southern foot bridge
|Location||Grand Trunk Road, Sheoraphuli, PS|
Serampore 712223, West Bengal
|Elevation||13 metres (43 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Eastern Railway|
|Line(s)||Howrah-Bardhaman main line|
Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch 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 3 kV DC overhead system in 1958. Howrah–Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar line was electrified in 1957-58. It was converted to 25 KV AC in the 1970s
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