The First Passenger Train

- April 16, 2020


Did you know the India’s first passenger train ride was on April 16th, 1853? The following year, the Bombay line was extended to Kalyan with India’s first railway bridge. In eastern India, passenger trains were introduced in 1854, with the first journey taking place in August of that year from Howrah to Hoogly. Down south, passenger trains took yet another two years to be debut; the first journey was from Royapuram to erstwhile Madras¬† in July 1856.

Coming back to the first ever passenger train ride in India, here are some more iconic facts about that momentous occasion.

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