Rampurhat Junction, station code RPH, is the railway station serving the city of Rampurhat in the Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Rampurhat Station is connected to Kolkata. Rampurhat is located at 24.10°N 87.47°E.It has an average elevation of 37 metres (121 ft). Nearest important railway junction is Sainthia Junction and Asansol Junction.
The major facilities available are Waiting rooms, computerized reservation facility, Reservation Counter, 2 Wheeler Vehicle parking.The vehicles are allowed to enter the station premises. The station also has STD/ISD/PCO Telephone Booth, ATM Counter, Toilets, Tea Stall and Book Stall
The track from Dumka to Rampurhat is just completed. It has become operational in June 2015. The distance between Jasidih and Rampurhat is reduced by 140 km, from previous about 270 km via Asansol.
Rampurhat station has 3 platforms and 2 more proposed. It is a standard on ground structure with roof. The platforms have to foot-over bridges.
Rampurhat’ is a town and a municipality in Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal. Rampurhat is a rapidly growing township. It is a peaceful town near the West Bengal / Jharkhand border. Rampuhat is an important town of Birbhum district as it has dynamic connectivity with the other places of West Bengal and neighboring states via state highways, national highway and rail route. Distance from Kolkata is 220 km (railway distance).
This city is important because of the tourist attraction for Tarapith which contains an important Hindu temple and famous for the Great devotee ‘Bamakhepa’. It is also recognised as ‘Shaktipith’ as per Hindu belief. The river Dwarka flows by this side. Another attraction for Hindu devotees ‘Nalateswari Mandir’ situated at Nalhati, 15 km from the town. The temple is described as one of the ‘Satipith’ of 51 other Satipith in India. Birchandrapur, 20 km from the town, is famous for the birthplace of Nityananda Swami, co founder of Baisnav religion with Shri Chityanyadev. Birchandrapur, named after Birchandra Goswami – the son of Nityananda, is a part of the village Ekachakra which according to mythology has been inhabited by the Pandavas. ‘Akali mandir’ is situated at Akalipur, near Bhadrapur, 25 km from Rampurhat and famous for its unique hexagonal structure and had an history of more than 300 years (it is associated with Maharaja Nandakumar). Devi Gujhyakali’s idol is without Shiva. Perhaps the idol was from the dynasty of Pawanas followed by Jarasandha of Magadha. Later it was with Raja Chet Singh of Kashi. Hastings attacked Kashi palace and taken the idol to Bengal. Maharaja Nandakumar recovered the idol from British Pirates. He wanted to take the idol at Bhadrapur. Ancestral village of Maharaja Nandakumar was at Bhadrapur around 5 km away from Akalipur. Sthapana of Goddess was done by son of Nandakumar at Akalipur
Some Trains Originate and passes through Rampurhat Junction:
13154: Gour Express
13071:Howrah – Jamalpur Express
13133:Sealdah – Varanasi Express
13119: Sealdah Delhi Express
13072:Jamalpur – Howrah Express
22309:Howrah – New Jalpaiguri AC Express
13159:Kolkata – Jogbani Express
13027:Kavi Guru Express
15905:Dibrugarh Vivek Express
13426:Surat Malda Express
53044:Rajgir – Howrah Passenger
13150: Kanchankanya Express