Panskura Junction railway station

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Panskura Junction
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
Panskura Station.jpeg
Panskura Junction railway station,
LocationPanskura Station Road, Panskura,
India
Coordinates22°23′34″N 87°44′30″E / 22.3929°N 87.7416°E / 22.3929; 87.7416Coordinates: 22°23′34″N 87°44′30″E / 22.3929°N 87.7416°E / 22.3929; 87.7416
Elevation9 metres (30 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Eastern Railway
Line(s)Howrah-Kharagpur line
Platforms6
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codePKU
Division(s) Kharagpur
History
Opened1900
Electrified1967-69
Previous namesBengal Nagpur Railway
Services
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
toward Midnapore
South Eastern Line
Location
Panskura Junction is located in West Bengal
Panskura Junction
Panskura Junction
Location in West Bengal
Panskura Junction is located in India
Panskura Junction
Panskura Junction
Location in India

Panskura Junction is a railway junction station on the Howrah-Kharagpur line and is located in Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Panskura .

History[edit]

Panskura Junction railway station

The Howrah-Kharagpur line was opened in 1900.[1]

The Panskura-Durgachak line was opened in 1968, at a time when Haldia Port was being constructed. It was subsequently extended to Haldia.[1][2]

Electrification[edit]

The Howrah-Kharagpur line was electrified in 1967-69. The Panskura-Haldia line was electrified in 1974-76.[3]

Car shed[edit]

There is a car shed of South Eastern Railway at Panskura.[4]

Railway Park[edit]

Panskura Junction railway station has a beautiful park for children in the station area.

Facilities[edit]

Panskura Junction Foot Over Bridge

The major facilities available are First class and Second class Waiting rooms, running room, computerised reservation facility, Reservation Counter, Vehicle parking etc. There are tea stall, R.M.S. and Government Railway police(G.R.P) office. Automatic ticket vending machines are installed to reduce the queue for train tickets on the station

Platforms[edit]

There are six platforms in Panskura Junction railway station . The platforms are interconnected with a foot over bridge(FOB). The ruins of the historic cities of Tamluk and Raghunathbari are approachable from Panskura Junction railway station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Major events in formation of S.E.Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Haldia" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 April 2013.

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