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HWH-BWN Main Line Trains Compilation..
HWH-BWN Main Line Trains Compilation..
Published: 2017/04/18
Channel: SaYan MazUmder
A Day out on HOWRAH - BARDDHAMAN Chord Line : EICT Indian Railways
A Day out on HOWRAH - BARDDHAMAN Chord Line : EICT Indian Railways
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: Its AP - The RAIL MANIA
Howrah-Barddhaman main line special 9in1 action at TALANDU with MPS...
Howrah-Barddhaman main line special 9in1 action at TALANDU with MPS...
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Sourav Konar
Alco Rampage on Howrah - Bardhaman Main Line
Alco Rampage on Howrah - Bardhaman Main Line
Published: 2017/08/30
Channel: dipayan dutta
Howrah-Burdwan Chord & Main Line EMU
Howrah-Burdwan Chord & Main Line EMU's neck-to-neck Overtake!
Published: 2017/09/10
Channel: Suman Mukhopadhyay
Howrah Bardhaman Main Line Local via Bandel | ER
Howrah Bardhaman Main Line Local via Bandel | ER
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: TRIAN SKY INDIA GO LIFE
BACK T0 BACK MAIN LINE ACTIONS at HWH BWN SECTION [Full HD]
BACK T0 BACK MAIN LINE ACTIONS at HWH BWN SECTION [Full HD]
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Saptarshi Dutta
ALCO, WAP4 action in Howrah-Bardhaman Main line
ALCO, WAP4 action in Howrah-Bardhaman Main line
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: Sumantra Chattopadhyay
Like NEVER SEEN BEFORE : Trains in Howrah Barddhaman Chord INDIAN RAILWAYS
Like NEVER SEEN BEFORE : Trains in Howrah Barddhaman Chord INDIAN RAILWAYS
Published: 2016/05/01
Channel: Pramit Mitra
Howrah Bardhaman Main Line Local via Bandel | Arriving at Bardhaman Station | ER
Howrah Bardhaman Main Line Local via Bandel | Arriving at Bardhaman Station | ER
Published: 2017/04/16
Channel: Everything Recordable
Duronto Rips Howrah-Bardhaman Chord.. A doorplating experience!
Duronto Rips Howrah-Bardhaman Chord.. A doorplating experience!
Published: 2013/06/18
Channel: Srijit Mukherjee
A Journey To Bandel Jn. From Howrah In Howrah-Bardhaman Super
A Journey To Bandel Jn. From Howrah In Howrah-Bardhaman Super
Published: 2016/07/27
Channel: Bandel Boy
Pundooah Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Pundooah Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
37819//Howrah - Bardhaman Main Line Local Train
37819//Howrah - Bardhaman Main Line Local Train
Published: 2017/11/12
Channel: Soumen RAIL
Departing Howrah Jn. (pt. 4/4): Bidding goodbye to Main line, and entering Chord
Departing Howrah Jn. (pt. 4/4): Bidding goodbye to Main line, and entering Chord
Published: 2011/10/11
Channel: Arkya Chatterjee
RARE Visitor In Howrah-Barddhaman Mainline | Howrah Rajdhani & Sealdah Rajdhani | INDIAN RAILWAYS..
RARE Visitor In Howrah-Barddhaman Mainline | Howrah Rajdhani & Sealdah Rajdhani | INDIAN RAILWAYS..
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: SaYan MazUmder
Howrah- Burdwan Main Line meets the Howrah-Burdwan Chord Line.3gp
Howrah- Burdwan Main Line meets the Howrah-Burdwan Chord Line.3gp
Published: 2010/08/02
Channel: Vivian Boye
Sealdah Main Line expres Compilation
Sealdah Main Line expres Compilation
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: Railfan Bhaskar
Sunny Cloudy Actions of Howrah Bardhaman Main Line || Superb Viewing Angle
Sunny Cloudy Actions of Howrah Bardhaman Main Line || Superb Viewing Angle
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: MEERJIT MAJUMDER
Passing MEMARI Station Howrah - Burdwan Main Line
Passing MEMARI Station Howrah - Burdwan Main Line
Published: 2016/06/26
Channel: tour travels
HOWRAH BARDHAMAN MAIN AND CHORD LINE CONNECTS NEAR SHAKTIGARH
HOWRAH BARDHAMAN MAIN AND CHORD LINE CONNECTS NEAR SHAKTIGARH
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Abhisek Metya
Surprise at Howrah Bardhaman Chord line.
Surprise at Howrah Bardhaman Chord line.
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: Pragyan anand
Bandel Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Bandel Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Howrah Barddhaman Chord Line Action
Howrah Barddhaman Chord Line Action
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: Sreerup Patranabis
Magra Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Magra Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Nimo Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Nimo Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Published: 2013/10/19
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Sealdah main line local train horoble situation in every day
Sealdah main line local train horoble situation in every day
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: nano library
Entering Bandel Jn  Most Important Station Howrah - Burdwan main Line
Entering Bandel Jn Most Important Station Howrah - Burdwan main Line
Published: 2016/06/25
Channel: tour travels
Passing MEMARI Station Howrah - Burdwan Main Line
Passing MEMARI Station Howrah - Burdwan Main Line
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: tran
Howrah - Barddhaman Local Crossing 13122 Gct Koaa Express Live Train Running Status
Howrah - Barddhaman Local Crossing 13122 Gct Koaa Express Live Train Running Status
Published: 2017/11/13
Channel: Soumen RAIL
Train available this mainline, Howrah to Bandel(Lilua)
Train available this mainline, Howrah to Bandel(Lilua)
Published: 2015/07/22
Channel: Dipendu Das
Talandu Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line of Eastern Railway Video
Talandu Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line of Eastern Railway Video
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
COMPILATION OF FEW HIGH SPEED STATIONS ON BARDDHAMAN - HOWRAH CHORD LINE
COMPILATION OF FEW HIGH SPEED STATIONS ON BARDDHAMAN - HOWRAH CHORD LINE
Published: 2013/06/26
Channel: AARON GHOSH
Howrah Bandel local train
Howrah Bandel local train
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: HD RAIL
Boichi Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Boichi Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Published: 2013/10/19
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Local train  howrah bardwan mainline
Local train howrah bardwan mainline
Published: 2015/06/14
Channel: Dipendu Das
Poorva Express in full glory on Burdwan - Howrah Chord Line
Poorva Express in full glory on Burdwan - Howrah Chord Line
Published: 2011/04/08
Channel: Vivian Boye
Bardhaman Howrah Main Line Local via HOOGY Railway station
Bardhaman Howrah Main Line Local via HOOGY Railway station
Published: 2017/11/19
Channel: HD RAIL
Adi Saptagram Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Adi Saptagram Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Bagila Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Bagila Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Published: 2013/10/19
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Memari Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line of Eastern Railway Video
Memari Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line of Eastern Railway Video
Published: 2013/10/19
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Debipur Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Debipur Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Published: 2013/10/19
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Rasulpur Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Rasulpur Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Published: 2013/10/19
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Entering Bandel Jn  Most Important Station Howrah - Burdwan main Line
Entering Bandel Jn Most Important Station Howrah - Burdwan main Line
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: trung
Boichi Gram Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Boichi Gram Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Published: 2013/10/19
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Speedy Action on Howrah Barddhaman Chord Line
Speedy Action on Howrah Barddhaman Chord Line
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: Sreerup Patranabis
Inaugural run of super fast local train from Howrah Station
Inaugural run of super fast local train from Howrah Station
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: Dr. Shaunak Das
Eastern Railway Action
Eastern Railway Action
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: 1405::1997
Simlagarh Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Simlagarh Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Published: 2013/10/19
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
parallel action between RAMPURHAT SEALDAH INTERCITY vs BARDHAMAN HOWRAH CHORD LOCAL
parallel action between RAMPURHAT SEALDAH INTERCITY vs BARDHAMAN HOWRAH CHORD LOCAL
Published: 2015/09/13
Channel: Sagar Biswas
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Howrah–Bardhaman main line
Overview
System Commuter rail
Status Operational
Locale West Bengal
Termini Howrah
Bardhaman
Stations 31
Operation
Opened 1854
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) Eastern Railway
Technical
Line length 108 km (67 mi)
Number of tracks 4
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge
Electrification 1958 with 25 kV AC
Operating speed up to 130 km/ h


The Howrah–Bardhaman main line is a broad-gauge railway line connecting Howrah and Bardhaman via Bandel. The 108 kilometres (67 mi) railway line operates in Howrah, Hooghly and Purba Bardhaman districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is part of the Howrah–Delhi main line and the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.

History[edit]

The East Indian Railway Company which was formed on 1 June 1845, planned to construct a line from Howrah to Delhi. After surveys, construction began in 1851.

Howrah station was a tin shed and to reach it from Kolkata one had to cross the Hooghly in a ferry. On 15 August 1854, the first passenger train in the eastern section was operated up to Hooghly, 39 kilometres (24 mi) away. On 1 February 1855 the first train ran from Howrah to Raniganj, 195 kilometres (121 mi) from Howrah.

Access to Howrah Station[edit]

A pontoon bridge was built across the Hooghly River in 1874 to provide easy access to Howrah Station, and in 1943 the cantilever Howrah Bridge, later renamed Rabindra Setu, was built.[1]

First train of the East Indian Railway, 1854
A Howrah bound EMU train leaving Bandel Jn.

Other routes[edit]

The Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar Branch Line was constructed in 1885, and the Howrah–Bardhaman chord, a shorter link to Bardhaman, was constructed in 1917.[2] (See route diagram for Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar Line with this page also).

With the construction of the Jubilee Bridge in 1887 across the Hooghly, railway lines on the eastern side of the Hooghly were linked to the Main line at Bandel. In 1932, the Calcutta chord line was built over the Willingdon Bridge joining Dum Dum with Dankuni.

In 1913, the Hooghly–Katwa Railway constructed a line from Bandel to Katwa, and the Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa Railway constructed the Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa Loop Line.(See route diagram for the Bandel-Katwa Line with this page).

The railway track was extended to Belur Math in 2003.[3]

Electrification[edit]

Electrification of the Howrah–Bardhaman main line was initiated up to Bandel in 1957, with the 3000 v DC system, and the entire Howrah–Bardhaman route completed with AC system, along with conversion of earlier DC portions to 25 kV AC, in 1958.

Tracks[edit]

There are 5 tracks between Howrah and Belur. There are 3 tracks between Belur and Bandel, 2 tracks between Bandel and Saktigarh, and 4 tracks between Shaktigarh and Khana.[4]

Loco and car sheds[edit]

Howrah has a diesel and an electric loco shed. The diesel loco shed houses WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDS-6 locos. The electric loco shed houses WAP-4 loco. Commissioned in 2001, it is one of the largest WAP-4 sheds in Indian Railways. It has facilities for stabling 70+ locos. There is a diesel loco shed at Bamangachi with WDM-2, WDS-4 and WDS-6. Bardhaman has a diesel loco shed with WDG-3A, WDM-6, WDM-2 and WDM-3A locos. There is a diesel loco shed at Liliuah and a EMU car shed at Howrah and Bandel. Liluah Carriage & Wagon Workshop maintains coaches and freight wagons.[5]

Tikiapara Coaching Depot maintains 22 primary base trains and 6 round trip trains. Total coach holding capacity is 744 coaches. It handles prestigious trains like Rajdhani Express and Duronto Exptress. The Coaching Depot is under Howrah Division, Eastern Railway. Bardhaman Coaching & Wagon Depot can maintain four passenger trains, including one DEMU rake. It has a capacity of holding 71 coaches.[6]

Speed limits[edit]

The Howrah–Bardhaman main line is classified as 'B' class line where trains can run up to 130 km per hour .[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bridge Highlights". Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  3. ^ "New rail link to Belur Math from August 16". The Times of India, 13 August 2003. 2003-08-13. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Howrah Division Operating Department". Eastern Railway. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Carriage and Wagon / Howrah Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Permanent Way". Track Classifications. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 

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