Cooch Behar
Indian Railways station
Coochbehar railway station
LocationCooch Behar, West Bengal
India
Coordinates26°19′07″N 89°27′23″E / 26.31871°N 89.45631°E / 26.31871; 89.45631Coordinates: 26°19′07″N 89°27′23″E / 26.31871°N 89.45631°E / 26.31871; 89.45631
Elevation42 metres (138 ft)
Line(s)Alipurduar–Bamanhat branch line
Platforms1
Construction
Structure typeAt Ground
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeCOB
Zone(s) Northeast Frontier Railway
Division(s) Alipurduar
History
Opened1901
Previous namesCooch Behar State Railway
Location
Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Location in West Bengal
Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Location in India

Cooch Behar railway station (also referred to as Old Cooch Behar railway station) serves Cooch Behar in Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

History

Cooch Behar State Railway built a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm)-wide narrow-gauge railway from the southern bank of the Torsa opposite Cooch Behar town to Gitaldaha, a station on the tracks of Eastern Bengal Railway in 1894. Cooch Behar town was connected in 1901 after a bridge was built on the Torsa. It was converted to 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)-wide metre gauge in 1910.[1] Northeast Frontier Railway converted the Alipurduar–Bamanhat branch line to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)-wide broad gauge in 2007.[2]

Railway heritage museum

The more than a century old Cooch Behar railway station has been accorded a heritage status and a new building was built to accommodate a Railway Heritage Museum.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "The Cooch Behar State Railways (1903)". "The Cooch Behar state and its land revenue settlements" by H. N. Chaudhuri, Cooch Behar State Press, 1903 – Review by R Sivaramakrishnan. IRFCA. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  2. ^ Srivastava, V.P. "Role of Engineering Deptt in Meeting Corporate Objectives of Indian Railways" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Construction of Railway Heritage Museum starts". Cooch Behar Calling. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  4. ^ Bora, Bijay Sankar. "Track Record". The Tribune, 21 November 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2013.

Cooch Behar travel guide from Wikivoyage

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