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Abada railway station

The Abada railway station in the Indian state of West Bengal, serves Abada, India in Howrah district. It is on the Howrah-Kharagpur line. It is 18 km from Howrah Station.

History

The Howrah-Kharagpur line was opened in 1900. Bengal Nagpur Railway opened to traffic its main line from Nagpur to Asansol in 1891. Sini, on the Nagpur-Asansol line, was connected to Kharagpur and Kolaghat in 1898–99. The Kharagpur-Cuttack section was also opened the same year. The Kolaghat-Howrah track was completed in 1899–1900. Kharagpur was connected to Howrah with the opening of the Rupnarayan bridge on 19 April 1900.[11]

The Panskura-Durgachak line was opened in 1968, at a time when Haldia Port was being constructed. It was subsequently extended to Haldia. Haldia Dock Complex, a part of Kolkata Port Trust, was commissioned in 1977.[11][12]

The Tamluk-Digha line was opened in 2004.[13]

Tracks

The Howrah-Panskura stretch has three lines.

Electrification

The Howrah-Kharagpur line was electrified in 1967–69.

The Howrah–Kharagpur line was electrified in 1967–69. The Panskura-Haldia line was electrified in 1974–76. Santragachi-Bankaranayabaj sector was electrified in 1984–85. All lines were electrified with 25 kV AC overhead system.[14] EMU train services between Panskura and Haldia introduced in 1976 and direct EMU services between Howrah and Haldia in 1979.[11]

Passenger movement

Abada railway station handles around 6,000 passengers every day.