Barkakana Junction
Indian Railways junction station
Barkakana Junction.jpg
Barkakana Junction railway station building
General information
LocationBarkakana, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand
 India
Coordinates23°37′27″N 85°28′12″E / 23.6242°N 85.4701°E / 23.6242; 85.4701Coordinates: 23°37′27″N 85°28′12″E / 23.6242°N 85.4701°E / 23.6242; 85.4701
Elevation341 metres (1,119 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEast Central Railways
Line(s)Barkakana–Son Nagar line
Barkakana–Netaji S.C.Bose Gomoh line
Barkakana–Muri–Chandil line
Koderma–Hazaribagh–Barkakana–Ranchi line
Platforms5
Tracks11
Construction
Structure typeAt Ground
ParkingAvailable
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeBRKA
Zone(s) East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Dhanbad
History
Opened1927
Electrified1996–97
Previous namesCentral India Coalfields Railway
East Indian Railway
Location
Barkakana Junction railway station is located in Jharkhand
Barkakana Junction railway station
Barkakana Junction railway station
Location within Jharkhand
Barkakana Junction railway station is located in India
Barkakana Junction railway station
Barkakana Junction railway station
Barkakana Junction railway station (India)

Barkakana Junction railway station, (station code BRKA), serves Barkakana and the surrounding coal mining areas in Ramgarh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

History

In 1927, the Central India Coalfields Railway opened the Gomoh–Barkakana line. It was extended to Daltonganj in 1929. Later, these lines were amalgamated with East Indian Railway.[1] In the same year (1927), Bengal Nagpur Railway opened the 116-kilometre (72 mi) Muri–Barkakana section to traffic.[2] The 57 km-long Hazaribagh–Barkakana section was opened for passenger trains on 7 December 2016 by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in the presence of Chief Minister Raghubar Das[3][4]

Electrification

Barkakana–Garhwa, Barkakana–Danea and Barkakana–Ramgarh sections were electrified in 1996–97.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Indian Railway History Timeline". Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Hazaribagh–Barkakana line opened for traffic". Business Standard. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Koderma-Hazaribagh-Ranchi railway line is now staring at a 2014 deadline". The Telegraph. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2008.
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
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South Eastern Railway zone
Muri–Barkakana line
Terminus
Argada
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East Central Railway zoneTerminus
Argada
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East Central Railway zone
Barkakana–Koderma section via Hazaribagh
Terminus
Sidhwar
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East Central Railway zone
Barkakana–Ranchi section under construction
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Bhurkunda
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East Central Railway zone
Barkakana Sonnagar and Singrauli line
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