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Around 1949 Siliguri Junction station, a new station north of the old Siliguri Town station, came up with several lines converging on it. Primarily, there were three metre gauge lines – south-west to Kishanganj and Barsoi, north-east in the direction of Assam, and south to Sliguri Town and Haldibari. In addition there was the narrow gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway running from Siliguri Town station to Darjeeling via Siliguri Junction. The Assam Rail Link Project, completed in 1950, linked the railways in Assam, with a metre gauge line to Kishanganj. The line running across North Bengal, spanned the Teesta, Torsha, and Sankosh rivers

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