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HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)
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Type of Station: Terminus
Number of Platforms: 23
Number of Halting Trains: 24
Number of Originating Trains: 425
Number of Terminating Trains: 428
Lower Foreshore road, Ph no: 033-26411326, Pin- 711101 , Dist - Howrah
State: West Bengal
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Elevation: 10 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern
Division: Howrah
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Feb 28 2016 (13:24)   SHM/Kolkata Shalimar (3 PFs)
LHB Coromandal A Dream
Suri~   7834 blog posts
Entry# 1752320            Tags   Past Edits
A guide for inter-terminal travel in kolkata.
HWH-SHM / SHM-HWH:
Take the prepaid taxi from Howrah. Cheap and safest. Fare would be just Rs 100. Shalimar station is in Shibpur area near around the Botanical gardens. One have to go via the Vidyasagar setu to reach this part of Kolkata. Or one more option is Check whether your express train from SHM has halt at Santragachi. If yes then hop into any Mecheda/Panskura/kharagpur side SER EMU from HOWRAH and alight at Santragachi. Board your express train from SRC. This option is very
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time saving and cheap if you are in a hurry.

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May 15 2016 (16:39)
Mayank Singh~   2373 blog posts
Re# 1752320-1            Tags   Past Edits
Are bus services available for SHM from SRC?

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May 15 2016 (16:45)
nump421   1272 blog posts
Re# 1752320-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes plenty of busses will be waiting if you can cRoss the highway road via subway...around 200 metres away from platform

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May 15 2016 (16:46)
nump421   1272 blog posts
Re# 1752320-3            Tags   Past Edits
Pretty useful info
Also, Apart from 15021 and 22213, all other trains leaving SHM has a stoppage at SRC. So SRC is a better option any day

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May 15 2016 (16:53)
LHB Coromandal A Dream
Suri~   7834 blog posts
Re# 1752320-4            Tags   Past Edits
Buses are available from the Main road outside Santragachi.
If you don't wish for a hassled journey (considering the conditions of Kolkata buses here) , there are 4 EMU trains running from SRC to SHM (3 Dedicated and 1 Mecheda-SHM). Check out departure timings of your train and hop into any of these EMU or else majority of SHM trains (except PNBE duronto) halt at SRC also. Make yourself comfortable.

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May 15 2016 (17:08)
Mayank Singh~   2373 blog posts
Re# 1752320-5            Tags   Past Edits
In that case, why is IR developing SHM instead of SRC as a terminal point? Already SRC has gotten some trains in its kitty, why not shift more trains there instead of SHM?

May 15 2016 (18:09)
nump421   1272 blog posts
Re# 1752320-6            Tags   Past Edits
No further space at SRC
SRC will always be more convenient than SHM because its right on the highway. But SHM there is lot of space for augmentation of platforms. Also, SRC is congested due to trains from and to howrah. So 2 to 3 platforms always occupied by howrah passenger express demu memu trains...No such need at SHM

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Jul 21 (04:02)
Suraj Balasubramanian~   526 blog posts
Re# 1752320-7            Tags   Past Edits
Best board buses that are bound towards BE College/ B. Garden from Hwh to reach Shalimar LC Gate. From this point, e-rickshaws (locally called as Toto) are available till SHM station premises.

Alternatively, Totos to Avani Mall is available near PF-23 side. One could reserve a Toto from Avani Mall to Shalimar Railway Station as well.

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Jan 02 2018 (17:56)   HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)
Guest: 737ebe7a   show all posts
Entry# 2962871            Tags   Past Edits
IRCTC Sampath Rail Yatri Niwas
Rules & Regulations & new updated Tariffs.
Check out time - 9 am.
This is near pf 18 SE Rly Complex of HWH.

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May 29 (16:46)
VARUN S DAMBAL   1 blog posts
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Hi, can you please share the booking procedure at IRCTC Sampark Rail Yatri Niwas at Howrah Railway station? Can I make an online booking for an overnight stay? Please advise as necessry. Thanks.

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May 29 (17:06)
Guest: 391d781a   show all posts
Re# 2962871-2            Tags   Past Edits
Book OYO Simple funda 🤣

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Mar 26 (11:59)   03465/Howrah - Malda Town Intercity Special (via Azimganj) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)
Rahul Mukherjee   385 blog posts
Entry# 4919653            Tags   Past Edits
Please keep in mind that while booking in IRCTC or PRS if you choose Window Seat and you get a Window seat in any coach between D1-D8, most probably it won't be a windows seat. As the coaches are same as passenger trains, so the seating arrangement is 4+1, but in IRCTC database its wrong (3+2). That's why if you choose windows seat and get a seat in between D1-D8 it won't be window seat, even IRCTC chart shows this wrong seating layout. All the coaches before AC CC are general coaches having 4+1 seating layout and and all the coaches after AC CC has normal 2S layout (3+3). So if you want to get confirm window seat then choose between D9 and D10, as D11 is reserved for tatkal tickets.

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Nov 18 2020 (11:52)   02809/Mumbai CSMT - Howrah Mail Special (Via Nagpur) (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)
maheshbsharma
maheshbsharma~   610 blog posts
Entry# 4782560            Tags   Past Edits
#02809 Never found to reach late at HWH. Always 10-15mins before time or ontime sharp at HWH

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Nov 18 2020 (11:58)
Amit Dey~   138 blog posts
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it can be speeded up from railway
Jan 17 (09:41)   HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)
Anirban Das~   1816 blog posts
Entry# 4847707            Tags   Past Edits
If you have a couple of hours to kill at Howrah station, you can take a ferry from Howrah to either Fairlie Place or Babughat and return. It's one of the finest ways to have a little flavor of the city, the breeze from the river while looking at the Howrah Bridge and the city riverfront magically calms your mind.
The video here is of a short ride from Howrah to Fairlie Place ghat. Fairlie Place Ghat is right next to Millenium Park on the riverfront and BBD Bag station of the Circular Railway. Fairlie Place Ghat is also at walking distance from various govt buildings like GPO Kolkata, Fairlie Place (Eastern Railway HQ), RBI, Customs House, Kolkata Port Trust, Shipping
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Corporation, Writers' Building, Dalhousie Square etc.

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Jan 17 (09:46)
Venky63
Venky63~   5402 blog posts
Re# 4847707-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yes ,I have travelled. 2 times ,have snacks ,get. Lunch packed. and. Fresh fruits on roadside .
Fare is just Rs 10 ( to& fro )
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