Welcome To Bangladesh
Bangladesh Railway covers most parts of this flat country. And the land is mostly flat as a pancake; there are only mountains in the lightly populated border regions with India and Myanmar. Most railway lines don't have visible gradients. They run through palm groves, rice paddies and across rivers. Bangladesh has the largest river delta in the world. Until 2010 railway ferries were important for the country. But in the last ten years a larger number of new bridges have been built, even over the largest rivers in the country. Nevertheless, there are a number of steel bridges remaining from the British period. Some of them are beautiful steel lattice structures and well worth seeing, especially when watching life on the river banks below the bridges. In the western part of Bangladesh the Indian broad gauge (1,676 mm) is the most common gauge while the eastern part is largely covered by metre gauge railways. In between the two systems you'll find lines with dual gauge (tracks with three rails). Travelling by train, especially in the spacious first class, is very pleasant, compared with the daily fight on overcrowded and poorly maintained roads. Mostly, train chasing is not an option, although the trains do not run very fast. Traffic jams and other challenges on the roads might even prevent us from making it to all our planned points of interest.
History of Bangladesh Railway
Bangladesh Rail Tours House # TA 128, Madhya Badda Gulshan Link Road, Dhaka 1212 Bangladesh
Phone: (+8802) 9841763, 9841764