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BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)
বরাকর     बराकर

Track: Double Electric-Line

Station Rd, Barakar, WB 713343 , Dist. Bardhaman
State: West Bengal

Elevation: 132 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern   Division: Asansol
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 33
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Rating: 4.2/5 (15 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (2)
porters/escalators - good (1)
food - excellent (2)
transportation - good (2)
lodging - good (2)
railfanning - good (2)
sightseeing - good (2)
safety - excellent (2)

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Race Blog
Jun 11 2016 (21:09)   12301/Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

DhnEcr~   4067 blog posts
Entry# 1890369            Tags   Past Edits
12301 at Barakar. 12313 at Asansol. 12249 at Durgapur.12339 at Kalipahari. 02265 at Mugma

11 posts - Sat Jun 11, 2016

Jun 11 2016 (23:39)
RajdhaniFan   511 blog posts
Re# 1890369-12            Tags   Past Edits
Full story:
click here
PS: Goods trains are a big menace in IR.

Jun 11 2016 (23:58)
DhnEcr~   4067 blog posts
Re# 1890369-13            Tags   Past Edits
Mugma mein accident. Seems khudia pe shayad. Waha ka naya pul ban raha tha

Jun 12 2016 (00:00)
Ranchi Trip is in cancellation mode^~   27536 blog posts   22220 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1890369-14            Tags   Past Edits
Lots of loss...

Jun 12 2016 (08:25)
rajeevame~   1768 blog posts   70 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1890369-15            Tags   Past Edits
Complete information about the incident given in local newspaper

Jun 12 2016 (13:45)
RajdhaniFan   511 blog posts
Re# 1890369-16            Tags   Past Edits
What is happening to Yuva Express? Still not reached even Kanpur! Just crawling. Other trains have atleast by now passed on.
Info Update
Sep 15 2015 (09:19)   53523/Asansol - Barkakana Passenger (UnReserved) | PKA/Pradhankhunta Junction (5 PFs)

4πu¶am*^~   5649 blog posts   42280 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 1590698            Tags   Past Edits
Traffic block in Pradhankhunta-Sitarampur section for track maintenance work from 15.09.15 to 16.10.15 (Tue,Fri,Sat).
★★  General Travel
Apr 29 2015 (20:44)   BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)

I Like Trains   317 blog posts
Entry# 1447695            Tags   Past Edits
150years Old Barakar Rail Bridge.

Apr 30 2015 (04:33)
Guest: 4957fffe   show all posts
Re# 1447695-1            Tags   Past Edits
Old Bridge but still Trains hit MPS over this bridge. Rarely any old and long railroad bridges in IR has that capability !

Apr 30 2015 (08:09)
I Like Trains   317 blog posts
Re# 1447695-2            Tags   Past Edits
thanks.in my knowlege 2rajdhani,one doble dekar and shatabdi,dorunto and many express and mail trains are using this bridge.

Apr 30 2015 (13:06)
Guest: 4957fffc   show all posts
Re# 1447695-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes and they never slow down before this bridge but instead of slowing down they hit MPS
Info Update
May 12 2015 (09:19)   ASN/Asansol Junction (7 PFs)

Katni Grade Separator~   1733 blog posts   3539 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 1465055            Tags   Past Edits
Regular flights will be started from Bengal Aerotropolis Durgapur Airport 18th May onwards.
#admins must update the "Nearest Airport Category" of the following stations.
All the data is being provided by me ; admins need just updating it.

Some of important stations :-
Code Name Distance ↑↑
UDL Andal Junction 5 km
UDLW Andal West Cabin 7 km
EOC Andal East Outer Cab... 7 km
UDLE Andal East Cabin 7 km
RNG RaniGanj 12 km
OYR Waria 13 km
DCOP Durgapur Coke Oven P... 20 km
DGR Durgapur 22 km
JMA Jamuria 25 km
ASNE Asansol East 29 km
ASN Asansol Junction 30 km
RBH Rajbandh 30 km
BURN Burnpur 35 km
BCQ Barachak Junction 35 km
PAN Panagarh 38 km
STN Sitarampur Junction 39 km
DMA Damodar Junction 39 km
BRR Barakar 48 km
RNPR Rupnarayanpur 51 km
CRJ Chittaranjan 55 km
SURI Siuri 59 km
GLI Galsi 63 km
JMT Jamtara 70 km
ADRE Adra East Cabin 70 km
ADRA Adra Junction 71 km
KAN Khana Junction 73 km
CAM Chhota Ambana 73 km
SNT Sainthia Junction 78 km
BWN Barddhaman Junction 86 km
I have attatched few evidences to show that regular flights will be started from next week.
PM Narendra Modi was the first to use this airport who came to Asansol on 11th May.
* Yahoo India News
* Business Standard

May 17 2015 (15:41)
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8775 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1465055-1            Tags   Past Edits
Can you post a photo of DCOP Station under this station blog section? I can then update it as Stn Board Pic :-)

May 17 2015 (15:54)
Katni Grade Separator~   1733 blog posts   3539 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 1465055-2            Tags   Past Edits
i do not have that currently....because there's hardly any station...its just a coal depot....
i'll try to get it next time..
but these distances need to be updated anyhow

May 17 2015 (16:09)
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8775 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1465055-3            Tags   Past Edits
Some other attractive names are Pinjarpol and Bhaktarnagar... I'll try taking their snaps from a running train when I'll travel :-)
Info Update
Sep 21 2014 (17:10)   12385/Howrah-Dhanbad AC Double Decker Express | BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Entry# 1220522            Tags   Past Edits
Traffic and Power Block at Barakar from 21/9/14-26/9/14

Sep 22 2014 (09:36)
☠VAIBHAV☮   141 blog posts   15 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1220522-1            Tags   Past Edits
train 12329 rescheduled for 2hrs 50 min means what? when can i expect it to arrive at asansol tommorow?
General Travel
Aug 02 2014 (12:39)   BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)

Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8775 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1176430            Tags   Past Edits
Photo of Old Barakar Bridge
Photo of New Barakar Bridge Under Construction
PS: Does any one know that by which date will the New Barakar Bridge get commissioned by IR for train operations ? It is believed that the old bridge
that is over 120 years old is in a dilapidated state and only supports an MPS of 30 Kmph but the new bridge may support an MPS of more than 100 Kmph for all trains :-)

Aug 02 2014 (12:47)
4πu¶am*^~   5649 blog posts   42280 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1176430-1            Tags   Past Edits
No such speed restriction. Trains do well above 70kmph. I last travelled in June.

Aug 02 2014 (13:15)
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8775 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1176430-2            Tags   Past Edits
Actually this Telegraph News Item states that trains have to follow a 30 Kmph Speed Restriction on the old Rickety Barakar Bridge :-p

Aug 02 2014 (13:21)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1176430-3            Tags   Past Edits
News papers spread any shit they like.
Every bridge has a restriction given upon even a Loco's TE too. on some bridges, heavy passenger locos have to notch down, cause' too much TE is harmful and same applies to a heavy freight trains/locos.
Info Update
Jul 12 2014 (07:49)   BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)

Pp*^~   4188 blog posts   124 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 1161153            Tags   Past Edits
NI work so many train sregulated/short terminated/cancelled/Diverted

Jul 12 2014 (07:53)
Pained to know Boeing 777 landcrashed~   23143 blog posts   21087 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1161153-1            Tags   Past Edits
barakar mein toh pehle se double line h...ab kya interlock karenge?

Jul 20 2014 (14:24)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 1161153-2            Tags   Past Edits
ER Notification -I and II
★★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 07 2014 (00:42)   CRJ/Chittaranjan (3 PFs)

Metre Gauge*^~   3851 blog posts   13400 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 986968            Tags   Past Edits
Broad Gauge once said he felt what 'Ecstasy' meant. Now Metre Gauge realised what the same Word felt.
In our lives there are some days, which we mark as D-Days. The Mundane gets in the loop line to give way to some Extraordinary feelings And one such day was the 6th of Feb 2014 when under the able and majestic guidance of Mr. PK Venkatramani, 11 of our IRI friends visited the CLW along with Maithon Dam and Kalyaneshwari Temple.
Mr. PKV boarded 12019 early in the morning to get some of his
professional work done. The rest had decided to catch 12325 Nangal Dam Weekly Express from Kolkata.
Accordingly, The 11 of us namely, Joydeep Roy, Kanishk Mitra, Sabyasachi Ghose, Husnain, Saikat Ghose, Dipyaman Basu, Gourab Bhattacharjee, Anal Ghosh, Vivian Boye, Chandril Bhowmick and your's truly got well in time at Kolkata with an array of snacks and savouries.
Getting into the already stationed train on PF 2 we waited for the link which turned out to be a HWH WAP 4 #22363.
as it crossed the snarls of famous Patipukur and Dum Dum, it raced to mps through the HB Chord with our 1993 made coach shivering voraciously. after a few minutes we opened the packets of snacks and also our RF minds. The Weekly SF which took us 15 mins before time at Asansol, never relented in between.
P.S. requesting others to put their experiences and snaps.

40 posts - Mon Feb 10, 2014

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Feb 10 2014 (11:08)
জয়দীপ JOYDEEP जय़दीप*^~   7210 blog posts   112 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 986968-69            Tags   Past Edits
kalyaneswari temple

Feb 10 2014 (18:54)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
Re# 986968-71            Tags   Past Edits
Joy Maa Kalyaneswari!
Thank you for these pictures. I became very nostalgic looking at them. We used to stay at Barakar(BRR) & our school bus travelled through Kalyaneswari & Maithon dam every weekday.

Mar 01 2014 (09:39)
Gourab Bhattacharjee   345 blog posts
Re# 986968-76            Tags   Past Edits
My first compilation video of onboard 12325 KOAA-NLDM Gurumukhi SF express during CLW trip,the train hauled by HWH WAP-4 #22363 and it had very aggressive run between KOAA(Kolkata terminus) and ASN resulting 10 minutes before time arrival at ASN(Asansol).

Mar 01 2014 (09:42)
↪ abbas   3846 blog posts   427 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 986968-77            Tags   Past Edits
You can please post this entry to Particular Train Page.. Then posting this Blog.. As Video shows no Connection With CLW :(

Mar 01 2014 (10:18)
Gourab Bhattacharjee   345 blog posts
Re# 986968-79            Tags   Past Edits
That's why I mentioned Onboard compilation,not internal video of CLW which I am not supposed to do also.Members who were going there can understand why I am posting it here,I have also posted the same on this particular train page :-)
General Travel
Feb 13 2014 (08:17)   12274/New Delhi - Howrah Duronto Express | BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)

Kanishk Mitra*^   1928 blog posts   40 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 993799            Tags   Past Edits
Driver averts Duronto disaster
Vacuum Pipes, Wiring Detached In 8 Coaches
Debajyoti Chakraborty TNN
CLOSE SHAVE: The train was stranded near Barakar for over 4 hours
Asansol: Just 12 hours after the Howrah Rajdhani caught fire, the Delhi-Howrah Duronto Express had a narrow escape on Wednesday morning as vacuum pressure pipes and wiring in as many as eight bogies got mysteriously disconnected, some 16 hours into the journey.
Thankfully, the driver noticed the danger quickly and pulled the emergency brakes. Had the non-stop express been travelling at its full speed of 130kmph, it would have been a disaster as the train was just 500m from Barakar station and a bridge lay right ahead.
Two persons — canteen worker Shakti Singh and porter Shanti Bauri — suffered minor injuries when the sudden jerking of the bogies sent stones flying in the air. They were both hit on the head. The incident occurred hours before railway minister Mallikarjun Khage presented the railway budget in Lok Sabha.
According to sources, around 5.50am the motorman felt the train behaving oddly and immediately decided to stop. A quick check revealed that all the vacuum pressure pipes, gas chambers and wires under the bogies had been disconnected from coach seven to 14. He informed Asansol division and senior officials, including ADRM A K Shukla and senior divisional mechanical engineer Suman Raj rushed to start repairs. Scanner on maintenance
The Duronto was held up on the site till 10.16am. It reached Asansol at 10.41am, where passengers were given food and water, before leaving for Howrah at 10.56am.
Md Seikh Raja, who was travelling in S-5 coach, said he was sleeping when he felt a violent jerk and a noise. “I feel very lucky that a major accident was averted as the train was going slow. The bogies could have been derailed or one bogie could have smashed into another,” he said.
Shukla told reporters that maintenance of the train was done at Howrah and New Delhi stations. “It seems there was lack of maintenance, leading to this incident,” he said.
Many passengers were angry with the railways. “We were detained near Barakar for more than four hours due to the railways’ callousness,” said Suman Das of coach S-6.
Source:click here
Source:click here

7 posts - Thu Feb 13, 2014

Feb 13 2014 (10:36)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 993799-8            Tags   Past Edits
Whom to believe?? the news or the blog post?
One says, the Crew applies the emergency brake and other says, Guard applies the brake.
Which one is correct?

Feb 13 2014 (10:37)
RAIL LOVE   510 blog posts   1960 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 993799-9            Tags   Past Edits
As per my knowledge if vacuum pipe breaks automatically air leaks and breaks will apply.Rail breaks means releasing vacuum.You might have observed this when chain pulling happened.I can say bogies were detached....driver observed....and he might have controlled the speed and slowly both two parts of train stooped with out any disaster.

Feb 13 2014 (10:41)
RAIL LOVE   510 blog posts   1960 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 993799-10            Tags   Past Edits
Oh in this case joint was not disturbed and train stooped due to vacuum release I feel so.

Feb 14 2014 (22:55)
Kanishk Mitra*^   1928 blog posts   40 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 993799-11            Tags   Past Edits
I do not think its a maintenance issue... How can so many coaches malfunction...

Feb 15 2014 (09:27)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 993799-12            Tags   Past Edits
Once the pipe breaks off, then the issue comes in braking type. every pipe has to b connected when the coupling is done, specially the brake pipe n the power one.
General Travel
Jan 10 2014 (11:51)   BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Entry# 960362            Tags   Past Edits
CRS Inspection of Up Grand Chord Line in connection with construction of new bridge over river Barakar in Sitarampur-Dhanbad Section on 10/1/14
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