Howrah Junction railway station

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Howrah Junction railway station, (Station code: HWH) is the oldest and largest existing railway station in India.[1][2] It is located in Howrah, West Bengal. It was founded in 1854 by contract with East India Company.[3] It is one of the busiest train stations in the world.[4][5] It has 24 platforms and serves more than one million passengers per day.[6][7][8] The station is run by 450 are suburban local trains,[6][7] and 107 long distance trains.[9] Out of the 24 platforms, 10 are long enough to cater to trains with more than 24 coaches.[9] Howrah is one of five intercity train stations serving the Kolkata metropolitan area (including Howrah and its twin city of Kolkata), the others being Sealdah, Santragachi, Shalimar and Kolkata Terminus railway stations.

References[change | change source]

  1. অযান্ত্রিক (2015-11-18). "Howrah Railway Junction Station, Howrah, 1854 –". puronokolkata. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  2. Karthikeyan, K. (June 24, 2012). "Third oldest railway station in country set to turn 156". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  3. Davidson, Edward (1868). The Railways of India: With an Account of Their Rise, Progress, and Construction. E. & F. N. Spon.
  4. Pritchard, Tim (4 April 2019). "The daily commute at Howrah Station is on a biblical scale as half a million passengers pour off trains". The Mirror. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  5. "Howrah JN (HWH) railway station". NDTV Rail Beeps. Retrieved 4 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Passengers run riot in Howrah". The Telegraph India. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Thakur, Joydeep (2020-05-12). "Buzz back at India's busiest station after nearly 2 months". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2022-08-04.
  8. "Howrah Division. Historical Perspective - The First Journey. Brief Details". Indian Railways Portal. Indian Railways. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor Generalof India on Augmentation of Station Line Capacity on selected stations in Indian Railways for the year ended March 2017 (PDF), Union Government (Railways), 2018, pp. 50–52

Notes[change | change source]

  • Khosla, GS (1988). A History of the Indian Railways. New Delhi: Ministry of Railways (Railways Board) and Y. P. Chopra of A H Wheeler & Co. – via Internet Archive.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Vibrant Edifice: The Saga of Howrah Station. Eastern Railway. 2005.

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