Eravipuram railway station

Eravipuram railway station or Iravipuram railway station (Code:IRP) is one among the three railway stations serving the Indian city of Kollam, Kerala. Eravipuram Railway Station falls under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways.[1][2] It is a 'F-Class' halt railway station. The annual passenger earnings from Eravipuram Railway Station during 2011-2012 was Rs. 5,85,813.

Eravipuram is about 5.3 km away from Kollam city.[3] Eravipuram is well connected with various cities like Kollam, Trivandrum, Kottayam, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari and towns like Paravur, Punalur, Kayamkulam, Karunagappalli, Kottarakkara, Varkala, Chirayinkeezh through Indian Railways.[4]

Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail station
Eravipuram railway station name board, Oct 2015
LocationEravipuram, Kollam, Kerala
Coordinates8°52′03″N 76°37′24″E / 8.867389°N 76.623444°E
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Kollam JunctionThiruvananthapuram Central
Structure typeAt–grade
Disabled access
Other information
Station codeIRP
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram railway division
Fare zoneIndian Railways
Electrified25 kV AC 50 Hz
Eravipuram is located in India
Location within India
Eravipuram is located in Kerala
Eravipuram (Kerala)


Train Number Source Destination Name/Type
56307 Kollam Junction Trivandrum Central Passenger
56700 Madurai Punalur Passenger
66304 Kollam Junction Kanyakumari MEMU
56309 Kollam Junction Trivandrum Central Passenger
56304 Nagercoil Kottayam Passenger
56701 Punalur Madurai Passenger
56308 Trivandrum Central Kollam Junction Passenger
66305 Kanyakumari Kollam Junction MEMU

See also


  1. ^ Eravipuram Railway Station(IRP)
  2. ^ Demand for flyover at Eravipuram
  3. ^ Eravipuram Railway Station to Kollam City
  4. ^ Eravipuram Railway Station -

Eravipuram is a Neighbourhood of the city of Kollam in Kerala, India. It is one among the 6 zones of the Kollam City Corporation. Other zones of the city of Kollam are Central Zone-I, Central Zone-II, Sakthikulangara, Kilikollur and Vadakkevila.

Karunagappalli railway station

Karunagappalli railway station (Code:KPY) or Karunagappally railway station is a railway station in the Indian municipal town of Karunagappalli in Kollam district, Kerala. Karunagappalli Railway Station falls under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways. Karunagappally KSRTC Bus Station is only 2 km away from the station. It is one among the railway stations in kerala collecting crores of rupees through passenger tickets every year ( NSG 5 Category station ).Karunagappalli is the nearest railway station to Amritapuri. Karunagappalli is connected to various cities in India like Kollam, Trivandrum, Kochi, Calicut, Palakkad, Thrissur,Punalur, Bengaluru, Udupi, Mumbai, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Vishakapatnam, Mangalore, Pune, Salem, Coimbatore, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Hyderabad etc through Indian Railways.

Kilikollur railway station

Kilikollur railway station (Code:KLQ) is a railway station in the cashew hub of Kollam city - Kilikollur. Kilikollur Railway Station is coming under the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone, Indian Railways. The station is one among the three railway stations serving the city of Kollam. Other railway stations in the city are Kollam Junction railway station and Eravipuram railway station. All the trains passing through have halt in this station, except the Tambaram - Kollam special express running on the newly commissioned Punalur - Sengottai line.Kilikollur railway station is situated at Karicode

Indian railways is connecting Kilikollur with various cities in India like Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, Madurai & with various towns like Punalur, Paravur, Kottarakkara, Kayamkulam, Karunagappalli, Varkala, Neyyattinkara & Kanyakumari. Nearest railway stations are Kollam Junction and Chandanathoppe.


Kollam (IPA: [koɭɭəm]) pronunciation , also known by its former name Quilon pronunciation and Coulão (in Portuguese) and Desinganadu, is an old seaport and city on the Laccadive Sea coast of the Indian state of Kerala. The city is on the banks Ashtamudi Lake. Kollam has a strong commercial reputation since the days of the Phoenicians and Romans. Fed by the Chinese trade, it was mentioned by Ibn Battuta in the 14th century as one of the five Indian ports he had seen during the course of his twenty-four year travels. Desinganadu's rajas exchanged embassies with Chinese rulers while there was a flourishing Chinese settlement at Kollam. In the 9th Century, on his way to Canton, China, Persian merchant Sulaiman al-Tajir found Kollam to be the only port in India visited by huge Chinese junks. Marco Polo, the Venetian traveller, who was in Chinese service under Kublai Khan in 1275, visited Kollam and other towns on the west coast, in his capacity as a Chinese mandarin.V. Nagam Aiya in his Travancore State Manual records that in 822 AD two East Syriac bishops Mar Sabor and Mar Proth, settled in Quilon with their followers. Two years later the Malabar Era began (824 AD) and Quilon became the premier city of the Malabar region ahead of Travancore and Cochin. Kollam Port was founded by Mar Sabor at Tangasseri in 825 as an alternative to reopening the inland sea port of Kore-ke-ni Kollam near Backare (Thevalakara), which was also known as Nelcynda and Tyndis to the Romans and Greeks and as Thondi to the Tamils.

Punalur railway station

Punalur railway station is located at Nedumkayam, Punalur, Kollam district on the Kollam–Sengottai branch line. The Kollam–Shencottah railway line is the first railway line in erstwhile Travancore state and is more than a century old. It is an NSG 6 category station.The Kollam–Sengottai section is part of the Kollam–Chennai metre gauge rail route commissioned by the British during 1904. The line which was metre gauge has been converted to broad gauge partially and completion is nearing. Currently the railway line is operational between Kollam Junction and Punalur.

Transport in Kollam

Transport in Kollam (Malayalam: കൊല്ലം/ക്വയ്ലോണ്‍) includes various modes of road, rail and water transportation in the city and its suburbs. State-owned Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses, private buses, Indian Railways, state-owned Kerala State Water Transport Department boats & ferry, Taxis and Auto rickshaws are serving the city of Kollam. The city had a strong commercial reputation since the days of the Phoenicians and Romans. Ibn Battuta mentioned Kollam Port as one of the five Indian ports he had seen during the course of his twenty-four year travels.

Kollam is known as the Cashew capital of the world. 90% of India's export quality Cashew Kernels are prepared from Kollam. It is the largest processed cashew exporter in the world. It is the headquarters of the Kollam District. The city of Kollam is home to the largest number of Bullet owners in India. As per the survey done by Royal Enfield in 2009, more than 60,000 bullet owners are there in Kollam city and nearly a lakh across the district. The enfield dealers in the city sells an average of 850 units every month.


Valathungal (Malayalam: വാളത്തുംഗല്‍) or Valathumgal is a neighbourhood and suburb of Kollam city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the 30th ward in Kollam Municipal Corporation. Valathungal is a fairly densely populated area of the city. Eravipuram railway station is very close to Valathungal.

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