Bengal Central Railway

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Bengal Central Railway
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Line of route
Bangaon to Khulna
Gauge / mileage
Broad gauge 125 miles (1895)
1881 Formed as private company without guarantee
1882-1884 Opened to traffic
1904 Nationalised and merged into Eastern Bengal State Railway
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Bangaon, Jessore, Khulna
System agency
By 1895 Worked by Eastern Bengal State Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Bengal Central Railway (BCR) was an un-guaranteed company formed in 1881 to build and operate a broad gauge railway from Bangaon via Jessore to Khulna.


The BCR opened between 1882 and 1884. It was merged with the Eastern Bengal State Railway in 1904.


The following is held in the India Office Records at the British Library but has not been included in the index, Z/L/AG/46.

  • L/AG/46/4/11 : List of employees (1886-1896).

External links

Bangladesh Railway, "Brief History"