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.

Kottayam
Regional rail & Light rail station
LocationNagampadam, Kottayam, Kottayam District, Kerala
India
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)
Tracks5
ConnectionsNagampadam Bus Stand, Autorikshaw Stand, Taxi Stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
ParkingAvailable
Disabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeKTYM
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram
History
Opened1956
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2017-18)13,066 per day[1]
Location
Kottayam is located in India
Kottayam
Kottayam
Location within India
Kottayam is located in Kerala
Kottayam
Kottayam
Kottayam (Kerala)

History

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]

Layout

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.

Significance

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

References

  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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3 Ernakulam D Cabin
0 Ernakulam Junction
10 Tripunithura
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14 Chottanikkara Road
17 Mulanturutti
22 Kanjiramittam
29 Piravam Road
35 Vaikom Road
38 Kaduturutti Halt
42 Kuruppanthara
49 Ettumanur
56 Kumaranallur
60 Kottayam
67 Chingavanam
78 Changanacherry
86 Tiruvalla
95 Chengannur
101 Cheriyanad
107 Mavelikara
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115 Kayamkulam Junction
121 Ochira
129 Karunagappalli
136 Sasthamkotta
139 Munroturuttu
147 Perinad
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Kallumthazham Overpass
Chemmanmukku Overpass
156 Kollam Junction
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