A freight train of Bangladesh Railway successfully completed a test run from Faridpur’s Bhanga station crossing the Padma Bridge on Saturday (September 16, 2023).
The goods train left Bhanga station at 7:40 am and reached the Mawa Station via Padma Bridge and again returned to Bhanga Station, said Project director of Faridpur Rail Project, Brig: General Syed Ahmed.
“ Five bogies carried 350 metric tonnes of stone during the trial run and the speed limit was 80 kilometers per hour,” he said.
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President of Faridpur Chamber of Commerce Nazrul Islam said people will be able to transport their goods using the train service at a low cost.
Earlier, the test run of a passenger train from Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station to Faridpur’s Bhanga Station was successfully completed on September 7.
Test run: Train reaches Faridpur’s Bhanga from Dhaka via Padma Bridge
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the rail link on October 10.