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Old August 10th, 2013, 10:00 AM   #161
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Line 2 elevated section: progress update

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Old September 1st, 2013, 07:55 PM   #162
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Old September 30th, 2013, 12:31 PM   #163
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KOLKATA | Metro

Kolkata's metro started commercial operations in 1984 and is currently being expanded in all directions.

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Operational:
Line 1: Dum Dum to New Garia - 25 kms with 23 stations

Under Construction:
Line 2: Howrah Maidan to Salt Lake Sector V - 14.67 kms with 12 stations
Line 3: BBD Bagh to Joka - 16.72 kms with 13 stations
Line 4: Noapara - Barasat - 18 kms
Line 6: New Garia - NSCB Airport - 32 kms with 24 stations

Approved (construction to commence soon):
Line 1: Dum Dum - Dakshineswar (extension)
Line 5: Baranagar - Barrackpore - 14.5 kms

Line 2 Rolling Stock - to be supplied by CAF (16 rakes consisting of 6 coaches each)
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Old October 4th, 2013, 03:14 AM   #164
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Do you have details of lines under construction?
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Old October 5th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #165
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You mention trains for Line 2 with some details.

What about trains for line 1 already operating ? manufacturer, bumber of rakes and number of cars / rake ?

Do you have details on locations of depots for Lines 1 & 2 ?
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Old October 5th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #166
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Old October 28th, 2013, 06:20 AM   #167
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Following my Mumbai map, I decided to do one for Kolkata… Spanning over 350 stations and 1,200+ km, Kolkata is easily India's largest suburban network in terms of size, although it has fewer passengers and less frequent service than Mumbai's system.

There are two main stations for suburban services, one on each side of the Hugli (Hooghly) River (Howrah and Sealdah), together with two other stations (Shalimar and Kolkata) that primarily serve intercity traffic. Trains are operated by two zones of the IR: South Eastern, operating to the west out of Howrah, and Eastern, operating a much larger network primarily out of Sealdah, with a second division operating lines through Hugli and Barddhaman Districts out of Howrah. Sealdah, in particular, is impressive, spread out across three buildings where the tracks from the south and north of the city meet at 90 degrees. Other interesting tidbits for railfans include a circular line that runs through central Kolkata along the left bank of the Hugli via Dum Dum, Ballygunge, Majerhat, B.B.D. Bagh, and Kolkata and services that run all the way to the border checkpoint with Bangladesh at Gede.

Like Mumbai, the system is undergoing various improvements alongside expansion of the city's current one-line metro system, including a recent extension to the airport (Biman Bandar branch) in 2005 and conversion of narrow-gauge lines in Shantipur to Indian broad gauge to allow for through-services.

Click on the JPG for full-size SVG.
Unfortunately, Illustrator doesn’t like Bengali, so this is an English-only map.

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Old October 28th, 2013, 06:21 AM   #168
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Some videos:

9-car rake on the Circular Railway entering Prinsep Ghat Station, a historic (and scenic) spot overlooking the Hugli:



A roundtrip on the Airport branch opened in 2005:



Ballygunge Junction to Park Circus:



The continuation, Park Circus to Sealdah:

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Departing Sealdah north and proceeding through Dum Dum Junction and across the Hooghly River. This is actually shot from an intercity train, but gives a good view of the ROW and scenery:



The chaos inside Sealdah:



And across the river at Howrah:

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Thank you for your interest, micro.

During peak hours in the morning and evening, the circular trains run every 2 to 3 minutes, and between 3 to 15 minutes during non-peak hours.

Circular trains run from 5 AM to past 10 PM.
There are timetable books you can purchase at the stations for a very nominal price.

Please refer below for some of the Circular rail timetables:

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have you looked the link carefully? There are only 17 train in a day, no question for running trains frequently, because the entire line is single with some crossings.

Post anything after confirmation please.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 01:48 PM   #171
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In 2013, two great achivements occured in Kolkata city rail transport.

1) After 1995, first metro extended more north towards Noapara. It was one station extension. This station will be largest in future because, line 4 will be start from here, which will serve Airport and Barasat. Line 1 Itself will be extended more north-west towards Dakshineshwar.

2) After seven years of suspending, tram route 29 and 30 opened again respectively towards Tollyganj & Kalighat - in south. Currently route 29 is the longest route of Kolkata tram network. Route 24 towards Baliganj will be opened probably in next year.
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The newest rolling stock operating on Line 1 of the Kolkata Metro (introduced in 2010) essentially have a similar capacity to the 300-metre-long trains of the Mecca Metro. A single train has almost 3,200 passengers, with 392 to a single coach. I thought this amount sounded astonishing, especially being only more than half the length of a Mecca Metro train (at 160 metres).
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Old May 5th, 2014, 06:06 PM   #173
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Hi everyone,

I am doing a little study about Kolkata Metro and I am looking for some updated news:
I understand that 4 new lines will open from now to 2017. Do you know for eachone what are there pphpd ? Lenght ? Will it be elevated or underground ? Number of stations ? And what will be the rolling stock ?

If you have these informations it will help me a lot.

Thank you very much !
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Thanks !

I will post again my questions in this thread.
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I understand that 4 new lines will open from now to 2017.
Since I'm a native of Kolkata, following current progress, there is no chance to complete all metro extensions in 2017, It may be 2025.
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Unfortunately, Illustrator doesn’t like Bengali, so this is an English-only map.

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Don't say/write such racial sentences here, Bengali is our native language, you may not like this, but remember, our national anthem is written in Bengali. So I hope, as an educated person, you should respect us.
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Don't say/write such racial sentences here, Bengali is our native language, you may not like this, but remember, our national anthem is written in Bengali. So I hope, as an educated person, you should respect us.
What? He wasn't being racist at all, he said that Adobe Illustrator doesn't support Bengali text so he's had to write it in English...

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Svartmetall, sorry for my misunderstanding, I thought he meant illustrator to himself/herself, yes it is true that Adobe Illustrator doesn't support Bengali characters by default. OK, it is fine, and I'm withdrawing my words. Thank you very much for correcting my wrong concept.
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