New Jalpaiguri --- Gateway to North-east of Indian railway network. The post independence partition of India completely disrupted the communication links in North Bengal and Assam with the southern parts of West Bengal. Siliguri started getting importance as the gateway to North Bengal & North-east of India. Around 1949, Siliguri Junction station, a new station north of the old Siliguri Town railway station, came up with several metre gauge lines converging on it. 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. In the early 1960s, Indian Railways started changing over from metre gauge to broad gauge and built a new. broad gauge station south of Siliguri Town station. It was intended to name the station New Siliguri station. However, as the new station was located in Jalpaiguri district, it was named New Jalpaiguri station. By 1964, New Jalpaiguri became the most important railway station in the area. The DHR narrow gauge track also was extended to the new station. More than a hundred trains pass through NewJalpaiguri station per day. As of now as many as 25 trains originates/terminates at New Jalpaiguri Junction. This station is all time favorite rail-fanning destination for TT. Station code - NJP.