Chengannur railway station

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Chengannur Railway Station
चेंगन्नुर रेलवे स्टेशन

Indian Railway Station
Station statistics
Address SH10, Chengannur, Kerala, India
Coordinates 9°19′10″N 76°36′30″E / 9.31944°N 76.60833°E / 9.31944; 76.60833Coordinates: 9°19′10″N 76°36′30″E / 9.31944°N 76.60833°E / 9.31944; 76.60833
Elevation 6m
Line(s) Thiruvananthapuram Central-Kollam Junction-Kayamkulam-Kottayam-Ernakulam South-Ernakulam Town
Connections Private Bus Stand, KSRTC Bus Depot, Autorikshaw stand, Taxi stand
Platforms 3
Tracks 5
Parking Available
Other information
Opened 1958
Electrified Yes
Station code CNGR
Owned by Indian Railways
Fare zone Southern Railway

Chengannur railway station is an 'A category' station located at Chengannur in the Indian state of Kerala. It is one of the busiest stations in the Thiruvananthapuram Central-Kollam Junction-Kottayam-Ernakulam route. The station is managed by Southern Railway under the Thiruvananthapuram Railway division.

History[edit]

Chengannur rail link has came into existence in 1958 when Ernakulam -Kottayam meter gauge railway line was extended to Kollam Junction.The railway line between Trivandrum Central and Ernakulam Junction via Kottayam was converted to broad gauge in 1976.

Significance[edit]

Chengannur railway station is the nearest rail station to reach famous pilgrimage places like Sabarimala, Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Parumala Church and Maramon. The railway station has been declared as 'Gateway of Sabarimala' by Indian Railways in 2009. It serves the people of 3 districts-Alappuzha, Kollam and Pathanamthitta. The proposed Aranmula Airport is 11km away from the station.[1]

Facilities[edit]

  • Computerised Reservation Ticket Center
  • Computerised Unreserved Ticket Center
  • Pilgrim Amenity Center
  • Coach Position Display System
  • Information Center
  • Cloak Room
  • IRCTC Restaurant
  • Passenger Waiting Center
  • Passenger Lift
  • Subway
  • Foot over Bridge
  • Pre Paid Autorickshaw Counter
  • Pre Paid Parking Space
  • ATM
  • Dormitory
  • Escalators(construction on)
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF) office

Express trains[edit]

No. Train No: Train Name Origin Destination Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1. 12623/12624 Trivandrum Mail Thiruvananthapuram Central Chennai Central Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
2. 12695/12696 Chennai Superfast Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Chennai Central Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3. 12625/12626 Kerala Express Thiruvananthapuram Central New Delhi Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4. 16380/16381 Jayanthi Janatha Express Kanyakumari Mumbai Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5. 12201/12202 Kochuveli Lokmanya Tilak Garib Rath Kochuveli Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Y N Y N Y N Y
6. 18568/18567 Kollam-Visakhapatnam Express Kollam Junction Visakhapatnam N N N N N Y N
7. 16525/16526 Island Express Kanyakumari Bangalore Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
8. 12257/12258 Kochuveli Yeshwantpur Garib Rath Kochuveli Yeshwantpur N Y N Y N Y N
9. 16561/16562 Kochuveli Yesvantpur AC Express Kochuveli Yeshwantpur N N N N N Y Y
10. 17229/17230 Sabari Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Hyderabad Deccan Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
11. 16317/16318 Himsagar Express Kanyakumari Jammutawi N N N N Y Y N
12. 15905/15906 Vivek Express Kanyakumari Dibrugarh N N N Y N N Y
13. 16649/16650 Parasuram Express Nagercoil Mangalore Central Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
14. 16347/16348 Mangalore Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
15. 16629/16630 Malabar Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16. 12287/12288 Kocuveli Dehradun Express Kochuveli Dehradun N N N Y N Y N
17. 16311/16312 Kocuveli Bikaner Express Kochuveli Bikaner N N N N N Y Y
18. 12777/12778 Kochuveli Hubli Super Fast Express Kochuveli Hubli N N N N Y N N
19. 16327/16328 Korba Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Korba via Chennai Central N Y N N Y Y N
20. 16333/16334 Veraval Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Veraval Y Y N N N N N
21. 12515/12516 Guwahati Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Guwahati via Chennai Central Y N N N N Y N
22. 12507/12508 Trivandrum-Guwahati SuperFast Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Guwahati via Chennai Central Y N Y N N N N
23. 12081/12082 Kannur Jan Shatabdi Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Kannur N Y Y N Y Y Y
24. 16301/16302 Venad Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Shornur Junction Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
25. 16303/16304 Vanchinad Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Ernakulam Junction Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
26. 16343/16344 Amritha Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Palakkad Town Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
27. 16349/16350 Rajya Rani Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Nilambur Road Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
28. 12697/12698 Chennai Superfast Weekly * Thiruvananthapuram Central Chennai Central N Y N N N N Y
29. 19259/19260 Kochuveli Bhavnagar Express Kochuveli Bhavnagar Terminus N N Y N Y N N
30. 16335/16336 Ghandhidham Express Nagercoil Gandhidham Y N Y N N N N
31. 12659/12660 Gurudev Express Nagercoil Shalimar Y N N N N Y N
32. 18567/18568 Visakhapatnam Express Visakhapatnam Kollam N N N N N Y N
33. 22113/22114 Kochuveli Lokamanya Tilak Express Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Kochuveli Y Y N Y Y N N
  • Train No. 12696/12697 stop at Chengannur only during Sabarimala Season(Nov -Jan)

Passenger trains[edit]

No. Train No: Origin Destination Train Name
1. 56304 Nagercoil Kottayam Nagercoil Kottayam Passenger
2. 56366 Punalur Guruvayur Guruvayur Passenger
3. 56394 Kollam Kottayam Kottayam Passenger
4. 56392 Kollam Ernakulam South Kollam Ernakulam Passenger
5. 56388 Kayamkulam Junction Ernakulam South Kayamkulam Ernakulam Passenger
6. 56392 Kollam Ernakulam South Kollam Ernakulam Passenger
7. 66300 Kollam Ernakulam South Kollam Ernakulam MEMU

Future expansion plans[edit]

Development plan for providing an Escalator for two platforms and Lift facility for Platform 2 is finalized and works has started in November 2013. A new line linking Chengannur with Trivandrum Central via Kottarakara is awaiting approval from the Planning Commission. Another line to Pampa via Pathanamthitta has also been proposed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

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