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Kolkata Railway Station

The Indian railway which evolved during British era in 1853 has since covered a very long distance.Today it is one of the largest networks in the world comprising of 115000 Km of tracks and 7,500 stations. The Kolkata Railway Stationrailways covers 28 states, 7 union territories and also operates partially in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The Indian railway not only joins one part of the country to another but also acts as a carrier of cultural traditions of the country.

Trains have become an essential part of Indian economy. The network of Indian railway stretches throughout the length and breath of the country. The Kolkata railway system is no different from any other metros with one exception that today it sees influx of passengers from across different part of the country and the world. Kolkata railway station also known as Chitpur station is the latest add on to the extensive railway network serving Howrah and Kolkata. Others being Sealdah Station in Kolkata, Shalimar Station in Howrah and Howrah Station in Howrah.

Chitpur Railway Station

Address: Belgachia, Kolkata, WB 700037
Enquiry Numbers:(033) 27050307

The Kolkata station or the Chitpur railway station opened in 2006, is one of the newest intracity railway stations. Before being developed as station, the place was just a large goods yard and a coal loading yard. What was once used as a goods line is now a famous station. The station was developed to overcome the passenger crowding at Sealdah station. After much discussion about the location, the site at Chitpur was chosen and approved by the Railway Ministry in 2003-04. It has a lot of positive points that proved to be beneficial in the long haul. The station is linked to the Sealdah-Ranaghat Line. Long-distance trains are more compared to suburban trains. There are 5 platforms here, amongst them 1 and 2 are allocated for suburban trains and 3, 4 and 5 are long- distance trains.


There are also small waiting rooms and retiring rooms that passengers can use in case of any delay in the arrival of trains. Pre-paid and authorized taxi stands are there to assist you. There is also a bus stand outside the station.
You can also catch tram from nearby Belgachhia Depot or from the nearest tram track at Radha Gobinda Kar Road for tram routes 1, 2, 4 and 11. The nearest metro station is also at Belgachhia.

Popular Trains originating from Kolkata Station

  • Kolkata-Patna Garib Rath
  • Kolkata - Guwahati Garib Rath Express
  • Kolkata-Dhaka Cantt Maitree Express
  • Kolkata - Haldibari InterCity Express
  • Maithili Express
  • Kolkata-Jogbani Express
  • Kolkata-Dibrugarh Superfast Express

Hotels near Chitpur Railway Station

Hotel Downtown
Address:1/1, VIP Road,Teghoria, Baguiati, Kolkata, WB 700059
Phone:033 2570 0341

Hotel Himalay
Address:134/1, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Raja Katra, Kolkata, WB 700007
Phone:033 2268 1961

Next Generation Guesthouse
Address:Block AD, Plot No 255, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata, WB
Phone:033 2321 5536

The Floatel Hotel
Address:9/10 Kolkatta Jetty Stand Road, Kolkata, WB 700001
Phone:033 2213 7777

Astor Hotel
Address:Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata, WB
Phone:033 2282 9957

Fortune Select Loudon
Address:21B,Dr.U N Brahmachari Street,
Kolkata 700016, India
Phone:033 3988 4422

Apart from these there are many other hotels located nearby Chitpur Railway Station where you can stay and relax after a long and tiring journey.

Sealdah Railway Station

Address: Bepin Behari Ganguly St, Sealdah, Raja Bazar, Kolkata, WB 700014
Enquiry Numbers: 033 - 23503535, 23503537, 23503536, 26382217

Opened in 1862, today Sealdah railway station is one of the largest and busiest stations in India. It has three station terminals- Sealdah Main, Sealdah North and Sealdah South. The Sealdah North and Sealdah Main have13 platform numbering 1 to 4/4A (Sealdah North), and 5 to 9C, 9A & 9B (Sealdah Main) and the Sealdah South has 6 platforms (10-14,14A). There are two separate set of tracks for the north and south section. The mail/express terminal is the Sealdah Main that’s used for long distance trains to northern, north-western, north-eastern & eastern India, through Dankuni line and Bandel line.

Sealdah railway station

Sealdah is one of the major railway stations serving Kolkata in India, the others being Howrah Station, Shalimar Station and Kolkata Railway Station. It is also one of the busiest railway stations in India and an important suburban rail terminal. After completion, Kolkata metro line 2 will pass through Sealdah.

Popular Trains originating from Sealdah Railway Station

  • Sealdah Rajdhani Express
  • West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express
  • Kanchenjunga Express
  • Darjeeling Mail
  • Sealdah Ballia Express
  • Ananya Express
  • Sealdah - New Delhi Duronto Express


  • Waiting and retiring rooms
  • Pre-paid and authorized taxi stands
  • Nearby buses, taxis, rickshaws stands

You can also catch tram from nearby Belgachhia Depot or from the nearest tram track at Radha Gobinda Kar Road for tram routes 1, 2, 4 and 11. The nearest metro station is also at Belgachhia.

Hotels near Sealdah Railway Station

Hotel Lindsay
Address:8A & 8B , Lindsay Street,
Kolkata 700087
Phone : 91-33-22522237 / 38
Fax : 91-33-22520310

Astoria Hotel
Address:6/2/3, Sudder Street,
Kolkata-700 016
Phone:91-33-2252-9579 / 91-33-2252-2241/ 91-33-2252-1514
91-33-2226-1227 / 91-33-2226-1230
Toll Free: 1800 - 300 - 25444 ;

Sapphire Suites
Address:15, Lindsay Street, New Market,
Kolkata 700087
Phone: 91 33 22523052/ 91 33 22523053/ 91 33 22523054

Lytton Hotel
Address: 14 and 14 1 Sudder Street, Beliaghata, 700016
Phone:033 2244 4591

New Kenilworth Hotel
1 & 2, Little Russel Street,
Kolkata 700 071,
Phone: 91 33 2282 3939/40/66214100,
Fax: 91 33 2282 5136,

Apart from these there are many other hotels located nearby Sealdah Railway Station where you can stay and relax after a long and tiring journey.

Howrah Railway Station

Address: Station Rd, Howrah Railway Station, Howrah, WB 711101
Enquiry Numbers:(033) 26382581/(033) 26382217

Counted amongst the largest railway station in India, Howrah Railway Station with its mammoth size witnesses influx of tourists and visitors throughout the years. With its unparalleled capacities it effectively handles a huge amount of traffic every day. Today it is not only one of the oldest railway station but is also one of the busiest railway stations in India. Dozens of long and short distance trains from Rajdhani to Duranto and Satabadi depart from the station. It remains as an important intercity station serving Kolkata. The Howrah Bridge serves as an indicator to the beginning of Howrah Railway station.

Shalimar Railway Station

Address: Ticket Counter Rd, Kazipara, Shalimar, Howrah, WB 711103
Enquiry Numbers:(033) 26681121

Shalimar Railway Station is one of newly constructed railway stations serving Howrah and Kolkata. Located near Shibpur area of Howrah it came into being in the year 2000. Today it is one of the most well-maintained and non-congested railway terminals in the Kolkata area.The station comes under the South Eastern Railway and is a connecting link for trains to Haldia,Amta, Kanthi, Medinipur and others. Small in size it has two platforms. While Platform 1 is used only suburban trains, Platform 2 is used by long-distance trains.

Popular Trains originating from Shalimar Railway Station

  • Shalimar - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Mumbai Express (Via Nagpur-Itwari)
  • Shalimar - Secunderabad Express (Via Bhubaneswar)
  • Shalimar - Trivandrum Central - Nagercoil Gurudev Superfast Express
  • Shalimar - Baripada Express
  • Shalimar - Puri Superfast Express
  • Shalimar - Bankura Rajya Rani Express
  • Shalimar - Patna Duronto Express
  • Shalimar - Chennai Superfast Express

Hotels near Shalimar Railway Station

Hotel Shalimar
Address:3 S.N. Banerjee Road Next to Regal Cinema,
Kolkata , West Bengal,700013

Hotel Vip International
Address:51, Near Park Street Music World,
Free School Street, Park Street, Kolkata - 700016
Phone:(033) 66346247

Address:9/10, Opposite SBI Hq Eastern Region,
Kolkata Jetty, Strand Road, Kolkata - 700001
Phone:(033) 44501811

Hotel Shila International
Address:233/3, Opposite Gorky Sadan,
A J C Bose Road, Maidan, Kolkata - 700020
Phone:(033) 22830900

Eagle Palace Hotel
Address:12/2, Near Free School Street Crossing,
Lindsay Street, New Market, Kolkata - 700087
Phone:(033) 22524259

Metropole Hotel Pvt. Ltd.
Address:4, Near B B D Bag, Dacres Lane,
Esplanade, Kolkata - 700069
Phone:(033) 22488151

Apart from these there are many other hotels located nearbyShalimar Railway Stationwhere you can stay and relax after a long and tiring journey.

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