Bangladesh Rail Tours

Clean and Professional Tours

Bangladesh Rail Tours

Opportunity for acquiring knowledge

Bangladesh Rail Tours

Full of natural splendor

Bangladesh Rail Tours

Naïve and simple people

Bangladesh Rail Tours

Rich heritage and culture

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We are introducing a new possibility of tourism in Bangladesh “RAIL TOURS”. We believe it would open a window to world for discovering Bangladesh from different perspective.

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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.

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History of Bangladesh Railway

Railway operation in today's Bangladesh began on 15 November 1862 when 53.11 kilometres of 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) (broad gauge) line were opened for traffic between Dorshona of Chuadanga District and Jogotee of Kushtia District. The next 14.98 kilometres 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) (metre gauge) line was opened for traffic on 4 January 1885. In 1891, the construction of then Bengal Assam Railway was taken up by the British Government assistance but that was later on taken over by the Bengal Assam Railway Company. On 1 July 1895, two sections of metre gauge lines were opened between Chittagong and Comilla, a length of 149.89 kilometres and between Laksam Upazila and Chandpur District, a length of 50.89 kilometres. Railway Companies formed in England took up the construction and operation of these sections in middle and late 19th century. At time of the partition of India in 1947, Bengal-Assam Railway was split up and the portion of the system, about 2,603.92 kilometres fell within the boundary of then East Pakistan and control remained with the central Government of Pakistan. Later with the effect from 1 February 1961, Eastern Bengal Railway was renamed as Pakistan Eastern Railway. Then in 1962, the control of Pakistan Eastern Railway was transferred from the Central Government to the Government of East Pakistan and placed under the management of a Railway Board with the effect from the financial year 1962–63 by the presidential Order of 9 June 1962. As of 2005, the total length of railroad is 2,855 kilometres. Of that, 660 km are broad gauge tracks (mostly in the western region), 1,830 km are metre gauge tracks (mostly in the central and eastern regions) and 365 km are dual gauge tracks. The gauge problem is being tackled by adding third rails to the most important broad and metre gauge routes, so that they become dual gauge. A major road-rail bridge at Jamuna opened in 1998 to connect the previously detached east and west rail networks in dual gauge. On March 2008, the broad gauge reached Dhaka, the national capital. Funding is being sought to upgrade the network and transform Bangladesh Railway into a profitable business. BR exceeded its target revenue earnings in the fiscal year 2007–2008.


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Bangladesh Rail Tours House # TA 128, Madhya Badda Gulshan Link Road, Dhaka 1212 Bangladesh


Phone: (+8802) 9841763, 9841764

info@bangladesh-railtours.com