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The main reservation office at Howrah Junction has a foreign-tourist section upstairs, open daily 9-1 and 1:30-4; buy tickets here with either foreign currency or a valid encashment certificate for rupees. There are also ticket offices on the first floor of Old Howrah Station, the second floor of New Howrah Station, and in Kalighat. Sealdah Station is used exclusively by trains to and from northern destinations such as Darjeeling. Tickets are sold on the platform level.
Howrah Railway Junction (1 block south of the west end of Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, West Bengal. 33/26382581 or 33/26383542. www.irctc.co.in. 6 Failie Pl., North Kolkata. 33/2660–2217.).
Sealdah Station (East end of Bepin Behari Ganguly St., North Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal. 33/2350–3535.)