Ranaghat railway station

Ranaghat

Ranaghat is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line, the Lalgola branch line, the Gede branch line and the Ranaghat-Bangaon link line. It is located in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Ranaghat and the surrounding areas.HistoryThe Calcutta -Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to traffic in 1862.Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River, which in those days was unbridged.The Ranaghat-Bangaon link was constructed in 1882–84 by the Bengal Central Railway CompanyThe Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905.ElectrificationThe Sealdah-Ranaghat sector was electrified in 1963-64. The Ranaghat-Shantipur sector was electrified in 1963-64. The Kalinarayanpur-Krishnanagar City sector was electrified in 1964-65. The Ranaghat-Gede line was electrified in 1999-2000.Carriage and wagon depotIt can handle the turn around maintenance of three trains.

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Train Station
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Landmark in Ranaghat