Kamarkundu railway station

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Kamarkundu
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
Kamarkundu station.jpg
LocationKamarkundu, Hooghly, West Bengal
India
Coordinates22°50′N 88°12′E / 22.83°N 88.20°E / 22.83; 88.20Coordinates: 22°50′N 88°12′E / 22.83°N 88.20°E / 22.83; 88.20
Elevation13 metres (43 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch line
Platforms3+2
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station) separate for the two lines at different heights
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeKQU
Division(s) Howrah
History
Opened1885
Electrified1957-1958
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Services
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
Eastern Line
Eastern Line
toward Goghat
Location
Kamarkundu is located in West Bengal
Kamarkundu
Kamarkundu
Location in West Bengal
Kamarkundu is located in India
Kamarkundu
Kamarkundu
Location in India

Kamarkundu is a railway station at the crossing of the Howrah-Bishnupur and the Howrah-Bardhaman chord lines. It serves Kamarkundu in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview[edit]

This is a rich agricultural area with several cold storages.[1]

History[edit]

The Howrah-Tarakeswar line was opened in 1885 and the Howrah-Bardhaman chord line in 1917.[2] It is part of Kolkata Suburban Railway system. It is 33 kilometres (21 mi) from Howrah via Howrah-Bardhaman chord and 36 kilometres (22 mi) via Howrah-Tarakeswar branch line.[3]

Station oddity[edit]

At Kamarkundu, the Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch line goes above the Howrah-Bardhaman chord. Since the lines are at two levels, trains cannot switch routes. Platforms are at two levels.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
  2. ^ "The Chronology of Railway Development in Eastern India". railindia. Retrieved 26 January 2009.
  3. ^ Railway Timetable
  4. ^ "Trivia". Highest speed sections of track. IRFCA. Retrieved 15 January 2012.

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