Kottayam railway station

Kottayam railway station is located in Kottayam, Kerala state, India. Kottayam railway station is managed by Southern Railway. Kottayam lies on the busy rail route between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam. It is an NSG 3 category station. The station is served by several long distance trains connecting most major cities in the country on a daily basis like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Bhopal, Pune and Mangalore.

Regional rail & Light rail station
LocationNagampadam, Kottayam, Kottayam District, Kerala
Coordinates9°35′42″N 76°31′52″E / 9.595°N 76.531°E
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Ernakulam-Kottayam-Kayankulam line
Platforms4 (Including Goodshed)
ConnectionsNagampadam Bus Stand, Autorikshaw Stand, Taxi Stand
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
Disabled access
Other information
Station codeKTYM
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram
Passengers (2017-18)13,066 per day[1]
Kottayam is located in India
Location within India
Kottayam is located in Kerala
Kottayam (Kerala)


The works for the meter gauge project between Ernakulam and Kollam commenced on 24 December 1952. The meter gauge railway line from Ernakulam to Kottayam was completed in 1956 and was formally inaugurated on October 1956. The meter gauge line was later extended to Kollam on 1958 and was inaugurated on 6 January 1958.[2]


Kottayam railway station has three platforms for handling long distance and passenger trains. A railway goods shed is also situated at the station. The station is located at Nagampadam which is at a distance of 2.5 km from Kottayam town.


Kottayam railway station is the nearest railway station which caters to famous tourist destinations like Kumarakom. Kottayam railway station is also used by pilgrims going to Sabarimala temple though Chengannur is the hub of Sabarimala.[3] During Sabarimala pilgrim (Mandala) season, state transport bus operates from this station.

See also


  1. ^ "Annual originating passengers and earnings for the year 2017-18 - Thiruvananthapuram Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ Fifty years in State ‘integration’
  3. ^ Sabarimala pilgrimage: Kottayam railway station offers better facilities for pilgrims – Times Of India

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