Paravur railway station (Code:PVU) is a railway station in the Indian municipal town of Paravur in Kollam district, Kerala. Paravur Railway Station falls under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways. It is a 'NSG 5' class(formerly D-class) railway station coming under the Southern Railway Zone.
The annual passenger earnings of Paravur Railway Station during 2016-2017 is Rs. 1,47,90,285 and it is third in position from Kollam district among the stations collecting more than Rs.1,00,00,000 through passenger tickets.
Paravur is connected to various cities in India like Kollam, Trivandrum, Varkala, Ernakulam, Calicut, Palakkad, Thrissur, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Mangalore, Pune, Salem, Coimbatore, Trichy and Tirunelveli through Indian Railways. Proximity of Paravur railway station to the core Paravur town and Paravur Municipal Bus Stand is making it as one of the important public transport hubs in the district and the state.
|Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail station|
From Top clockwise: Paravur railway station name board, North-side view of the station, Platform No.1, Foot over-bridge(FoB), ESIC Medical College hospital's official stoppage notification on the compound wall
|Location||Paravur, Kollam, Kerala|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Southern Railway zone|
|Zone(s)||Southern Railway zone|
|Division(s)||Thiruvananthapuram railway division|
|Fare zone||Indian Railways|
|Electrified||25 kV AC 50 Hz|
|Passengers (2017-18)||2,942 per day |
Annual Passengers - 10,73,732
The Madras-Quilon line was extended to the capital of the Princely State of Travancore. Paravur Railway Station was opened on 4 January 1918 along with the inauguration of Quilon - Trivandrum Central Metre Gauge Line. During that time, Paravur was the most important railway station between Kollam and Trivandrum with maximum number of halts of trains. Important trains like Chennai Mail had halt at Paravur then.
Paravur is a blessed land of estuary, backwaters and beaches. It is an emerging tourism spot of Kerala. Estuaries in Paravur attracts a good number of people. Paravur railway station is located at Paravur, which gained in significance because of proximity to famous Puttingal Temple in the Paravur town, recently inaugurated ESIC Medical College in Parippally, proposed Kinfra Park in Polachira, LPG filling station in Ezhippuram(Parippally) etc. It is the only railway station in the Chathannoor Constituency of Kollam District. People from Paravur municipal region, Poothakkulam panchayath, Chathannoor Panchayath, Chirakkara Panchayath, Kappil(part of Edava Panchayath) and Parippally panchayath are depending on this railway station for their daily journeys. Paravur railway station is declared as the gateway station of ESIC Medical College, Parippally.
There has been a constant demand for stoppage of more trains taking into account the number of commuters using the trains to commute to Kollam and also to Trivandrum for access Educational and vocational needs.
|Year||Collection||Increase in revenue||% Increase|
|2011-2012||Rs. 99,96,975||Rs. 11,28,912||12.73%|
|2012-2013||Rs. 1,40,68,292||Rs. 40,71,317||40.70%|
|2013-2014||Rs. 1,87,22,851||Rs. 46,54,559||33.08%|
|2017-2018||Rs. 1,47,35,937||Rs. 54,348||-0.36%|
Some of the major trains having halt at the station.
|No.||Train No||Origin||Destination||Train Name|
|1.||16347/16348||Thiruvananthapuram Central||Mangalore Central||Mangalore Express|
|2.||16603/16604||Thiruvananthapuram Central||Mangalore Central||Maveli Express|
|3.||16629/16630||Thiruvananthapuram Central||Mangalore Central||Malabar Express|
|4.||16301/16302||Thiruvananthapuram Central||Shornur Junction||Venad Express|
|5.||16303/16304||Thiruvananthapuram Central||Ernakulam Junction||Vanchinad Express|
|6.||16341/16342||Thiruvananthapuram Central||Guruvayur||Intercity Express|
|7.||16127/16128||Chennai Egmore||Guruvayur||Guruvayur Express|
|8.||16649/16650||Nagercoil Junction||Mangalore Central||Parasuram Express|
|9.||16381/16382||Mumbai CST||Kanyakumari||Jayanthy Janatha Express|
|10.||16525/16526||Bangalore City||Kanyakumari||Island Express|
|Sl No.||Train Number||Source||Destination||Name/Type|
|1||56307||Kollam Junction||Trivandrum Central||Passenger|
|4||56309||Kollam Junction||Trivandrum Central||Passenger|
|7||56308||Trivandrum Central||Kollam Junction||Passenger|
Paravur Railway Station is an 'Adarsh Railway Station'. However, stoppage of Ernad Express, Netravati Express, Amritha Express trains have been a long-standing demand of Paravur people. Two more Kollam-Kanyakumari MEMU services and a Punalur-Kanyakumari Passenger are expected to start service soon with halts at Paravur.