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Sitarampur railway station

Sitarampur
Indian Railway Junction Station
Station statistics
Address Sitarampur, Bardhaman district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates
Elevation 99 metres (325 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Delhi Main Line
Asansol-Patna section
Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line
Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Grand Chord
Asansol-Gaya section
Parking Available
Baggage check Not available
Other information
Electrified 1960-1961[1]
Station code STN
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Asansol Division
Station status Functional
Location
Sitarampur railway station is located in West Bengal
Sitarampur railway station
Sitarampur railway station
Location in West Bengal

The Sitarampur, station code STN, is the railway station serving the city of Sitarampur in the Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Sitarampur Junction is part of the Asansol Division of the Eastern Railway Zone of the Indian Railway.[2] Sitarampur Junction is connected to metropolitan areas of India, Delhi-Kolkata Main Line via Mugalsarai-Patna route as well as the Grand Chord route. Sitarampur is located at .[3] It has an average elevation of 99 metres (325 ft).

Contents

  • Overview 1
    • Mining-industry zone 1.1
  • History 2
  • Facilities 3
    • Platforms 3.1
  • Trains 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Overview

Mining-industry zone

“The entire belt between Durgapur (158 km from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts. The mining area extends for a large area, mostly to the south of the tracks. Quite a portion of the track passes through cuttings, where the surrounding area is higher than the track level, resulting in the profusion of characteristic small masonry bridges crossing the tracks.” This description is from “Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record” by Samit Roychoudhury.[4]

History

As movement of coal by trains increased considerably a new railway line, the Grand Chord, was laid from Sitarampur to Mughalsarai. At that time, Sitarampur boasted of the largest steam locomotive shed and the second largest coal moving yard in the country. Now the steam loco shed is gone as steam engines were phased out.

Facilities

The major facilities available are waiting rooms, reservation counter,2 wheeler and 4 wheeler vehicle parking. The vehicles are allowed to enter the station premises. The station also has STD/ISD/PCO telephone booth, ATM counter, toilets, tea stall and book stall.[5]

Platforms

The platforms are connected by Foot Over Bridge.

Trains

The following is a list of all trains passing from Sitarampur Junction (as of 1 April 2012):[6][7]

References

  1. ^ "History of Electrification". information published by CORE (Central Organization for Railway Electrification). CORE (Central Organization for Railway Electrification). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "No witness to nail train gangs".  
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sitarampur
  4. ^ "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record". Indian Railway Reports. IRFCA). 
  5. ^ "Major passenger amenities available in stations over Asansol Division". Commercial Information. Official Website of the Eastern Railway. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Trains at Sitarampur". India Rail Info. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sitarampur JN Railway Station Details". indiantrains.org. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 

External links

  • Sitarampur Junction Map
  • Official website of the Bardhaman district
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