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SGUT/Siliguri Town (2 PFs)
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Track: Single Diesel-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 6
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Baghajatin Rd,Ward 18,Subhas Pally,Siliguri,Dist-Darjeeling,Pin- 734001
State: West Bengal
Elevation: 121 m above sea level
Zone: NFR/Northeast Frontier
Division: Katihar
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SGUJ/Siliguri Junction 3 km     SGUR/Siliguri Junction NG 3 km     SGUD/Siliguri 3 km     NJP/New Jalpaiguri Junction 4 km     NJPN/New Jalpaiguri Junction NG 4 km     NJPS/New Jalpaiguri 4 km     MTRA/Matigara 5 km     PSRY/Pashwashraya 7 km     RNI/Rangapani 11 km     SN/Sukna 12 km    

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Dec 20 2013 (10:19)  यूनेस्को की टीम ने ट्वाय ट्रेन का किया निरीक्षण (www.prabhatkhabar.com)
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Dec 20 2013 (10:51AM)
Station Tag: Gayabari/GBE added by অনুপম**/401739

Dec 20 2013 (10:51AM)
Station Tag: Siliguri Town/SGUT added by অনুপম**/401739

Posted by: 4πu¶am*^~  4387 news posts
सिलीगुड़ी: विश्व धरोहर टॉय ट्रेन का निरीक्षण करने के लिए यूनेस्को की ओर से हरिवंश किरात ने गुरूवार का ट्रेन का निरीक्षण किया. वें कर्सियांग भी गये थें. उन्होंने कहा कि पिछले तीन साल से भूकंप के कारण इसकी सेवा सुचारू रूप से लोगों को नहीं पहुंच रही है.
तीनधरियां की स्थिति काफी खराब है. रेलवे विभाग से बात हुई है. उन्होंने बताया कि 25 दिसंबर से सिलीगुड़ी से गयाबाड़ी तक ट्रेन जायेगी.
हम फिर जनवरी में इसे देखने आयेंगे. गौरतलब है कि टॉयट्रेन के रख-रखाव के लिए यूनेस्को से सहायता राशि मिलती
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है. इसलिए बीच-बीच में यूनेस्को की ओर से टीम इसे देखने के लिए आती है.
Nov 05 2013 (15:34)  UNESCO could declare Darjeeling toy train services ‘endangered’, fears MoS (www.thehindu.com)
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Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita*^  36170 news posts
Fearing that the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) - declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO in 1999 - may lose the status unless renovation of the damaged railway tracks is undertaken, Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury urged the West Bengal government on Monday to begin work immediately.
“Since the tracks are on a national highway, the Ministry of Railways approached the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways regarding this, and funds amounting to Rs. 87 crore were sanctioned about a year ago. But the State government has been apathetic and has not done its work as yet,” Mr. Chowdhury told The Hindu over telephone from Berhampore.
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the railway tracks are not repaired, the DHR could be declared ‘endangered’ by the UNESCO. This will be humiliating for the entire country,” Mr. Chowdhury added.
DHR toy train services are available for only half of the 83-km-long route between Kurseong to Darjeeling and from Siliguri to Rongtong. The other tracks were damaged in landslides in 2011.
“The Public Works Department is responsible for carrying out renovation work. Landslides at Paglajhora and Tindharia had destroyed the tracks and we are unable to take the trains beyond a point,” said A.K Sharma, Divisional Railway Manager, Katihar division of the North East Frontier Railway within whose jurisdiction the DHR falls.
Meanwhile, the DHR had taken up an initiative to revamp the 14 railway stations under it, he said, adding that work in the Sukna railway station has been completed as a pilot project.
The revamping of stations involves improving the overall infrastructure to attract more tourists, Mr. Sharma added.
Senior railway officials admit that due to the damaged tracks and frequent shutdowns in the hills called for political reasons, the DHR has not been able to attract many tourists this year.
‘Funds amounting to Rs. 87 crore were sanctioned a year ago but no work has been done as yet’
Nov 05 2013 (13:26)  Darjeeling Himalayan Railway gets a facelift, starting with its stations (www.thehindu.com)
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In a bid to highlight the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) as a prime tourism destination, DHR authorities are revamping all stations on the 80-km route of the toy train, from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling.
The refurbishment of all the 14 railway stations of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which enjoys a World Heritage site status from UNESCO, has started with Sukna station, 10 km from here, where signboards have been put up in blue and yellow.
The boards show the name of the station, distance to other stations and direction, besides informing passengers about
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the UNESCO world heritage status of the toy train.
“The first station to get a revamp is at Sukna and the outcome is quite satisfying. The station looks quite pretty with new signage and display boards. We have decided to give other stations also the same look,” Divisional Railway Manager, Katihar division, Arun Kumar Sharma informed.
All the 14 stations of the DHR still retain the old–world charm with cottage–style structures and tin roofs, wooden chairs for the passengers and small flower gardens fenced with wooden railings which usually have the model of a toy train on display.
“Tourists come to experience all that is antique and the old–world ambiance of the hill railway that comprises engines, coaches and stations. Tourists like to halt at stations, sit on wooden chairs and take pictures of the cottage–styled structures as much as they want to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the route,” said a DHR official.
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee inscribed DHR as a World Heritage Site on December 5, 1999.
Nov 04 2013 (14:09)  Darjeeling Himalayan Railway revamping all stations (newindianexpress.com)
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Nov 04 2013 (6:52PM)
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Nov 04 2013 (6:51PM)
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Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita*^  36170 news posts
In a bid to highlight the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) as a prime tourism destination, DHR authorities are revamping all stations in the 80-km route of the toy train.
The refurbishment of all the 14 railway stations of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which enjoys a World Heritage site status from UNESCO, has started with Sukna station, 10 km from here, where signboards have been put up in blue and yellow.
The boards show the name of the station, distance to other stations and direction, besides informing passengers about the UNESCO world heritage status
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of the toy train.
"We are putting in all efforts to highlight the DHR as a prime tourism destination. In the process, we have started the revamp of all 14 stations that fall along the 80 km route of the hill railway from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling," said the Divisional Railway Manager, Katihar division, Arun Kumar Sharma.
"The first station to get a revamp is at Sukna and the outcome is quite satisfying. The station looks quite pretty with new signage and display boards. We have decided to give other stations also the same look," Sharma informed.
All the 14 stations of the DHR still retain the old-world charm with cottage-style structures and tin roofs, wooden chairs for the passengers and small flower gardens fenced with wooden railings which usually have the model of a toy train on display.
"Tourists come to experience all that is antique and the old-world ambiance of the hill railway that comprises engines, coaches and stations. Tourists like to halt at stations, sit on wooden chairs and take pictures of the cottage-styled structures as much as they want to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the route," said a DHR official.
Indian Railways in recognition of its social, cultural, economic and industrial value as a lifeline of India, made an application to UNESCO for World Heritage Inscription of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) in 1998.
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee inscribed DHR as a World Heritage Site on December 5, 1999.
Oct 30 2013 (07:33)  New signs for hill rail (www.telegraphindia.com)
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Oct 30 2013 (7:35AM)
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Posted by: rdb*^  128497 news posts
Siliguri, Oct. 29: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is getting a makeover with the addition of signage in bright colours at all 14 stations of the Unesco heritage site, most of which will be given fresh paint also.
The refurbishment of the hill railway has started with Sukna station, 10km from here, where signboards have been put up in blue and yellow.
The boards show the name of the station, distance to other stations and direction, besides informing passengers about the Unesco world heritage status of the toy train.
“We
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are putting in all efforts to highlight the DHR as a prime tourism destination. In the process, we have started the revamp of all 14 stations that fall along the 80km route of the hill railway from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. The first station to get a revamp is at Sukna and the outcome is quite satisfying. The station looks quite pretty with new signage and display boards. We have decided to give other stations also the same look,” said Arun Kumar Sharma, the divisional railway manager, Katihar division.
The 14 stations of the DHR still retain the old-world charm with cottage-style structures and tin roofs, wooden chairs for the passengers and small flower gardens fenced with wooden railings which usually have the model of a toy train on display.
“Tourists come to experience all that is antique and the old-world ambience of the hill railway that comprises engines, coaches and stations. Tourists like to halt at stations, sit on wooden chairs and take pictures of the cottage-styled structures as much as they want to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the route,” said a DHR official.
“Since the hill railway is 132 years old, refurbishing the stations from time to time is essential so that they do not look worn out. Apart from installing new signboards and signage, we will also give the cottage-styled structures, wooden chairs and railings a fresh coat of paint wherever it is required,” a DHR source said.
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