Alipurduar railway division
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Alipurduar Junction Railway Station, Coochbehar Railway Station, New Cooch Behar Station, New Alipurduar Railway Station
Overview
HeadquartersAlipurduar, West Bengal, India
LocaleWest Bengal, Assam, Sikkim
Dates of operation15 January 1958; 64 years ago (1958-01-15)
Technical
Track gaugeBroad Gauge
Previous gaugeMetre Gauge
ElectrificationOn construction
Other
WebsiteNorth East Frontier Railway website

Alipurduar railway division is one of the five railway divisions under Northeast Frontier Railway zone of Indian Railways. This railway division was formed on 15 January 1958 and its headquarter is located at Alipurduar in the state of West Bengal of India.

Katihar railway division, Lumding railway division, Tinsukia railway division and Rangiya railway division are the other four railway divisions under NFR Zone headquartered at Maligaon, Guwahati.[1][2]

List of Railway Stations

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Sikkim connection

See also: Rangpo railway station

The construction of a new 44.4-kilometre (27.6 mi) long Sevoke-Rangpo Railway Line from Sivok railway station in Sevoke on the New Jalpaiguri–Alipurduar–Samuktala Road line in West Bengal to Rangpo railway station in Rangpo, Sikkim commenced in 2010.[3][4] The railway line up to Rangpo is expected to be completed in 2021.[5] In the second phase the line will be extended up to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.[6]

State Wise Route KMs

As of 31-03-2018
State BG Total KMs
Electrified Non-Electrified Sub-Total
Assam - 163.47 163.47 163.47
West Bengal - 560.22 560.22 560.22
Total - 723.69 723.69 723.69

See also

References

  1. ^ "Zones and their Divisions in Indian Railways" (PDF). Indian Railways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Alipurduar Railway Division". Railway Board. North Eastern Railway zone. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Work commences on new railway line connecting Sikkim". Business Standard. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  4. ^ Jayanta Gupta (29 October 2009). "Finally, Sikkim railway project on track". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  5. ^ Financial Express. Indian Railways new Sivok-Rangpo rail project: Travel from West Bengal to Sikkim in just 2 hours. (30 August 2019).
  6. ^ Times of India. Very soon, travelling to Sikkim by train will be a possibility. (17 September 2019).