Raniganj is a railway station on the Bardhaman-Asansol section. It is located in Asansol, Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It lies in the heart of Raniganj Coalfield and serves the neighbourhood of Raniganj in Asansol, and the surrounding mining-industrial area of Asansol
The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855
“The entire belt between Durgapur (158 km from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts. The mining area extends for a large area, mostly to the south of the tracks. Quite a portion of the track passes through cuttings, where the surrounding area is higher than the track level, resulting in the profusion of characteristic small masonry bridges crossing the tracks.” This description is from “Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record” by Samit Roychoudhury.The Waria-Asansol sector was electrified in 1960-61.
Raniganj is the South-Eastern neighbourhood in Asansol,Bardhaman District in the state of West Bengal, India.The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.Nunia, a small stream about 40 km (25 mi) long has its origin near Adra village in the Salanpur area, flows through the Barabani area and joins the Damodar in the Raniganj area.Gram panchayats under Raniganj Panchayat Samiti are: Ratibati, Tirat, Egra, Amrasota, Jemari and Ballavpur.As of 2001 India census, Raniganj had a population of 122,891. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Raniganj has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 56%. In Raniganj, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Some Trains are originate and passes through Raniganj Railway Station:
12321:Howrah Mumbai Mail
12987:Sealdah Ajmer Express
15661:Ranchi – Kamakhya Express
53139:Kolkata – Deoghar Passenger
13132:Anand Vihar Kolkata Express
53049:Howrah – Mokama Passenger
13006:Amritsar – Howrah Mail
63506:Asansol – Barddhaman MEMU