New Cooch Behar is a station on the Barauni-Guwahati Line of Northeast Frontier Railway. It serves Cooch Behar city in Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal.
Before partition there was a railway link from Cooch Behar to Dhubri via Gitaldaha and Golokganj. Some part of this route passed through Bangladesh, between Bamanhat and Golokganj. There were two stations Pateswari and Sonahat which were in Bangladesh, these functioned even after partition. However, the collapse of the rail-cum-road bridge over the Gadadhar in the seventies ended that link. Now the bridge has been rebuilt and a new broad gauge track has been laid, under New Maynaguri-Jogighopa Rail Project, via Tufangunj and Boxirhat, entirely through Indian territory. Dhubri-New Jalpaiguri Inter-city Express via Cooch Behar was introduced in February 2012.
New Cooch Behar railway station has a working TMO(Transit Mail Office) on the PF#1 which works from 09.00-1900. This TMO is under direct supervision of SRO Alipurduar or HRO Siliguri under O/o The SRM RMS ‘SG’ Div.The Sorting Mail branch of I class regd/unregd Mails still is in Alipurduar RMS.New Coochbehar TMO primarily accepts Mail directly closed by NSH Siliguri for Coochbehar H.O.,Dinhata S.O.,Mathabhanga S.O.,Toofanganj S.O..etc. delivery post offices under SSPO Coochbehar Div.These Mails primarily arrive by SG-34 OUT(Kamrup Exp),SG-36 OUT(North East Exp), SG-13 OUT(Siliguri Jn APDJ Dinhata DEMU) & GH-15 IN(Brahmaputra Mail). So the working of this TMO largely depends on the arrival of the respective trains. References.
Cooch Behar had its first railway when Cooch Behar State Railway constructed the narrow gauge Geetaldaha-Jainti line in 1901. It was subsequently on the metre gauge Alipurduar-Bamanhat-Golokganj line. When Assam Link Project constructed the link through North Bengal, it used the longer New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar-Samuktala Road Line.
New Cooch Behar station came up when the broad gauge New Jalpaiguri-New Bongaigaon section of Barauni-Guwahati Line was laid in 1966
Some Trains originate and passes through New Cooch Behar Junction
15640:Guwahati – Puri Express
12520:Kamakhya – Lokmanya Tilak AC Express
15933:Dibrugarh – Amritsar Express
15903:Dibrugarh – Chandigarh Express
12526:Dibrugarh Kolkata Express
12518:Kolkata Garib Rath
15909:Abadh Assam Express
15471:Alipur Duar – Kamakhya Inter City Express
15619:Gaya – Kamakhya Wkly Express
13141:Testa Torsa Express
22411:NHLN New Delhi AC Express
55765:Alipur Duar Bamanhat Passenger
12551:Yprkyq AC Express
05818:Dhubri – Alipurduar Express Special