Nepal-Janakpur Railway

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The Nepal-Janakpur Railway, otherwise known as the Janakpur Railway was opened in 1928. The line is a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) railway. [1] The line connects Jaynagar (India) to Janakpur( Nepal), a distance of 32km, an important nepalese pilgrimage site, about 100 km south-east of Kathmandu. [2]

From Janakpur the line continues a further 21km to Bijalpura.

The operating company "Transport Corporation of Nepal - Janakpur Railway" was renamed to "Nepal Railways Corporation Ltd." in 2004, but is still a state-owned enterprise.


  1. Wikipedia "Nepal Railways"; Retrieved 13 Dec 2015
  2. "Janakpur Railway" by Michael Muir; Retrieved 13 Dec 2015