Barasat Junction

Barasat Junction

Barasat Junction
District North 24 Parganas
State West Bengal
Elevation MSL + 784 ft
Station Info & Facilities
Division(s) Northen Kolkata
Zone(s) Eastern Railways
Platform(s) 6
Opened 1906
Electrified 1972
Closed NA

Barasat Junction Railway Station(Bengali:বারাসত জংশন ) one of major suburban city railway station in Kolkata. The busiest time in the day is morning and evening. Generally the daily commuter people use this station for travelling to metro or any other city. There is railway car shade with capacity of two train for rail engine and car maintenance.

Recently Indian railway approved a proposal for a underground metro railway station connected to Dumdum metro station.

Reservation counter for long distance railway ticket booking is operational on the early morning from main ticket counter at the junction.

Train Time from Barasat Junction

Abbreviation of Train Code:

BB = Sealdah – Bangaon

D = Dattapukur – Sealdah

H = Habra – Sealdah

BH = Barasat – Hasnabad

HB = Barasat – Habra

GB = Gobardanga – Barasat

DDJ = Dum Dum – Barrackpur – Hasnabad – Habra

T = Barasat – Sealdah

G = Gobardanga – Sealdah

CB = Bangaon – Canning

CT = Barasat – Canning

CSH = Hasnabad – Princepgath

DC = Dattapukur – Majerhat

BBC = Bangaon - Princepgath

Distance Between Different Local Stations

Barasat - Hridaypur = 2 KM, Fair = 5 Rs*

Barasat - Madhyamgram = 4 KM, Fair = 5 Rs*

Barasat - New Barakpur = 6 KM, Fair = 5 Rs*

Barasat - Bisharpara Kodaliya = 7 KM, Fair = 5 Rs*

Barasat - Birati = 9 KM, Fair = 5 Rs*

Barasat - Durganagar = 10 KM, Fair = 5 Rs*

Barasat - Dum Dum Cantonment = 12 KM, Fair = 5 Rs*

Barasat - Dum Dum Junction = 15 KM, Fair = 5 Rs*

Barasat - Didhannagar Road = 18 KM, Fair = 6 Rs*

Barasat - Sealdah = 22 KM, Fair = 7 Rs*

Barasat Basirhat Railway

Barasat Basirhat Railway (BBR) was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge railway line started by Martin & Co. in 1914 as part of their wide network of narrow gauge operations under the aegis of Martin's Light Railways. The line connected the two towns of Barasat and Basirhat near Calcutta (now Kolkata), in West Bengal, India. The line was closed in 1955, after Indian independence (in 1947), when all such privately run lines were taken over by the government or were being closed. But rather than suffer ignonimity and death, BBR got a fresh lease of life when Indian Railways placed the line under its Eastern Railways zone under Sealdah division and converted the route partly to broad gauge in 1962. Later on, this route was fully restored to 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) (Indian gauge) and local trains started plying the route.

Metro Railway Kolkata Expansion Plan

Extension plan from Noapara to Barasat :Up track from Noapara to Barasat of the proposed extension alignment from Noapara to Barasat will be elevated and pass through Ramakrishna Palli, Santinagar stations whereas the down track would pass through DumDum Cantt. And Jessore road before meeting with the Up line at Biman Bandar station from where both the Up & Down lines would run parallelly along NH 34 till the junction of Nawali Khal with NH 34 and descent gradually over Nawali Khal and descend gradually over Nawali khal before reaching the surface short of Madhyam Gram station. From Madhyam Gram to Barasat the alignment would be on the surface. However, for crossing the existing Road Over Bridge at Madhyam Gram and Barasat, the alignment would descend gradually to ground level and rise again on viaduct.This will beneficial for the people of North 24 Parganas and will bring them closure to Kolkata's Business district. This will reduce the heavy pressure on Sealdah-Barasat section of Eastern Railway.


1. http://www.mtp.indianrailways.gov.in/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,1,397

2. http://www.ovguide.com/barasat-basirhat-railway-9202a8c04000641f8000000000b4e694#

3. http://erail.in/KolkataSubUrbanTrains.htm

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