Tilakpur railway station

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Tilakpur railway station

তিলকপুর রেলওয়ে স্টেশন
Bangladesh Railway station
General information
LocationTilakpur, Joypurhat District
Coordinates 24°52′37″N89°00′06″E / 24.8769°N 89.0018°E / 24.8769; 89.0018
Owned by Bangladesh Railway
Line(s) Chilahati–Parbatipur–Santahar–Darshana line
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Tilakpur railway station

Tilakpur railway station is an intermediate station in Akkelpur Upazila of Joypurhat District, Bangladesh.

The north-south railway line between Chilahati and Sara (on the Padma River near Paksey) was constructed between 1874 and 1879. [1] Tilakpur station is 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Akkelpur and 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Santahar Junction. [2]

By 1892, a new station building at Tilakpur was in progress or complete. [3] The "low, squat building" was undamaged by the 1897 Assam earthquake. [4]

Sometime between 2008 and 2014, the station closed due a manpower shortage at Bangladesh Railway. [5] It remained closed in November, 2020. [6]

By early 2023 the station had reopened, [7] and late that year was being renovated. [8]

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