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 run five days a week except Thursday and Sunday.
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. The railway line through Dumka will reduce the distance between Jasidih and Rampurhat by 140 km, from current about 270 km via Asansol.
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.
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.
Dumka is a small town, it is connected with road to the neighbouring city. However, in July 2011 Dumka is connected with newly built Jasidih – Dumka railway line. Since then city has seen a growing number of three Wheeler on road. Although there is an ongoing work on new railway line, which is connect Dumka to Bhagalpur (Bihar) and Rampurhat (west Bangal) in coming years.
But Buses are the preferred mode of transport and are run by both government agencies and private operators.Dumka has good connectivity to it neighboring district with buses.There is luxury night bus service between Dumka – Ranchi and Kolkata.
Basukinath is located in Dumka District of Jharkhand. It lies on the Deoghar – Dumka state highway and is around 25 km northwest of Dumka. It is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Basukinath Temple is the main attraction here.It is situated on Jasidih Dumka New Railway line and Basukinath Railway Station is the nearest railheads. Ranchi Airport is the nearest airport. It is situated at Jarmundi Block on Dumka Deoghar State Highway, 24 km from the District Headquarters Dumka. In a year lacs and lacs people from different parts of country come here to worship Lord Shiva. In the month of Shravan people of several country also come here to worship Lord Shiva.
It is a religious place which is situated in Saraiyahat Block at the distance of 60 km from district headquarters Dumka. There is a big temple of the Lord Shiva. On the eve of Mahashivaratri the people of different parts of the district come here to worship Lord Shiva in addition to daily worshiping.