|Indian Railway Station|
Dumka station seen from foot overbridge
|Location||Rashikpur Rd., Dumka, Dumka district, Jharkhand|
|Elevation||136 metres (446 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Eastern Railway zone|
|Line(s)||Jasidih Dumka Rampurhat Rail line|
|Connections||Deoghar, Rampurhat, Bhagalpur|
|Structure type||At Ground|
Dumka Railway Station (station code DUMK) is at Dumka city in Dumka district in the Indian state of Jharkhand on the Jasidih – Rampurhat section. It is in the Asansol Division of the Eastern Railway Zone of the Indian Railway. It has an average elevation of 136 metres (446 ft).
The railway line has single broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) track from Jasidih junction in Deoghar District in Santhal Pargana division of Jharkhand to Rampurhat in Birbhum District of West Bengal. This railway track to Dumka is a boon for Santhal Pargana Division.
Dumka railway station became operation in 2011. The 72 km (45 mi) segment from Jasidih to Dumka became operational on 12 July 2011. This railway line was sanctioned in 1997-98 Railway Budget but the land acquisition work started after 2002 and major construction started after 2007. First freight train came to Dumka on 12 December 2010. First intercity express between Dumka and Ranchi started on 24 September 2012. It runs all days.
Construction of the track from Dumka to Rampurhat was completed in early 2015 and became operational on 4 June 2015 when a passenger train operated from Dumka to Rampurhat. Several new connections between West Bengal and Bihar will now become possible.
A new railway line to connect Dumka to Bhagalpur directly is being constructed. Bhagalpur to Mandar Hill metre gauge railway track was converted to broad gauge. It was extended to Hansdiha and the extension became operational on 23 December 2012. A 30 km railway line from Dumka will connect Hansdiha. A part of it has been completed between Dumka and Baraplasi and made operational in February 2014. Train numbers 53553 and 53554, Jasidih Dumka Passenger trains, now run to Baraplasi.
The major facilities available at Dumka station are waiting rooms, computerised reservation facility, drinking water, reservation counter and vehicle parking. The station also has toilets, refreshment room, a tea stall and a book stall.
There are a total of 3 platforms and 5 tracks. The platforms are connected by Foot Over Bridge. These platforms are built to accumulate 24 coaches express train. The platforms are equipped with modern facility like display board of arrival and departure of trains.
Dumka railway station has a separate platform for receiving and unloading freight (goods) trains.
|G||Street Level||Exit/Entrance & Ticket Counter|
|P1||FOB, Side platform, No-1 doors will open on the left/right|
|Track 1||Rampurhat ← toward → Jasidih|
|Track 2||→ toward → Ranchi|
|FOB, Island platform, No- 2 doors will open on the left/right|
|Island platform, No- 3 doors will open on the left/right|
|Track 3||toward → Bhagalpur|
|Track 4||For fright trains|
|Track 5||For fright trains|
Three passenger trains run between Jasidih junction and Dumka. One intercity express train between Dumka and Ranchi also running daily. One passenger train run between Dumka and Bhagalpur. A new train has joined in the line running in between Howrah and Bhagalpur with all coaches being second seating. Kavi-Guru Expess runs daily with first run on 10 November 2018.
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- "List of Locations (Irrespective Of States) Where Computerized Reservation Facilities Are Available". Official website of the Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- "Major passenger amenities available in stations over Asansol Division". Commercial Information. Official Website of the Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
- "Trains at Dumka". India Rail Info. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
- "Dumka Railway Station Details". indiantrains.org. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|Eastern Railway zone|
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