Kishanganj railway station
|Indian Railway Station|
NH 31, Kishanganj, Bihar|
|Coordinates||26°05′53″N 87°57′01″E / 26.09802°N 87.95017°ECoordinates: 26°05′53″N 87°57′01″E / 26.09802°N 87.95017°E|
|Elevation||53.00 metres (173.88 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||North East Frontier Railway|
Howrah-New Jalpaiguri line|
|Structure type||Standard on ground|
|Previous names||Darjeeling Himalayan Railway|
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway extended its 2 ft (610 mm) wide narrow gauge line from Siliguri to Kishanganj in 1915. In 1948–50, the Kishanganj branch of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was taken over for the purpose of completing the Assam Rail Link project, converted to 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge and connected to the North Eastern Railway network at Barsoi. The railway lines in the area started being converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge from the early 1960s.
Kishanganj railway station has the following amenities: computerized railway reservation system, waiting room, retiring room vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment room, bookstall and Government Railway police (G.R.P) office.
Kishanganj has two platforms, one for Up and other for Down trains. A small platform is used for goods unloaded from freight trains. All the platforms are well connected with two foot over bridge (FOB).
As of now, 15715 Gareeb Nawaj Express originates from Kishanganj for Ajmer. The tri-weekly train leaves for Ajmer at 06:00 am on every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The train arrives at 03:30 am on every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday on its return journey.
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- "IR History: Part IV (1947–1970)". irfca. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- "Kishanganj Railway Station". Make My Trip. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
|Preceding station||Indian Railway||Following station|
|Northeast Frontier Railway zone||