: <big>শিয়ালদহ</big>) is one of the major train stations serving Kolkata
(Calcutta) in India
, the others being Howrah Station
, Shalimar Station
and Kolkata Station
. Sealdah is one of the busiest rail stations in India and an important suburban rail terminal. After completion, Kolkata metro
line 2 will pass through Sealdah.
There are three station terminals at Sealdah: Sealdah North, Sealdah Main and Sealdah South. The North section consists of Sealdah North and Sealdah Main buildings. It has 12 platforms numbering 1 to 4/4A (Sealdah North), and 5 to 9, 9A & 9B (Sealdah Main). The South section consists of Sealdah South terminal, with 5 platforms (10-14). The north and south sections have separate set of emerging tracks. The north and south section is connected by two links, one is Dumdum-Majherhat link (popularly circular rail), and other is Bidhannagar-Parkcircus link (extension of circular rail). These two links were constructed to quickly travel between the two sections avoiding Sealdah.
Sealdah North acts as the suburban train terminal for 2 divisions: the main division and the Bangaon
division. The main division of Sealdah north operates trains plying between Kolkata and Bandel
, Kalyani Simanta
and others. A narrow gauge line connects Shantipur and Krishnanagar. This line continues to Nabadwip Ghat
. These narrow gauge lines are served by DMU trains (all other lines... Read More