Katpadi Junction railway station

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Vellore Katpadi Junction
வேலூர் காட்பாடி சந்திப்பு
Katpadi Junction.jpg
View of Platform 3 & 4
Location Chittor High Road, Katpadi, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 12°58′N 79°08′E / 12.97°N 79.13°E / 12.97; 79.13Coordinates: 12°58′N 79°08′E / 12.97°N 79.13°E / 12.97; 79.13
Elevation 213 metres (699 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway zone
Line(s) Chennai Central-Bangalore City line
Vijayawada–Chennai section
Katpadi - Tiruchirappalli
Katpadi - Coimbatore and Trivandrum
Platforms 5
Tracks 9
Connections Bus interchange
Structure type At Grade
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station code KPD
Fare zone Indian Railways
Electrified Yes
Passengers 50,000 per day on average

Katpadi Junction is a railway station in the Vellore city.The station is located on Chennai-Bangalore and Villupuram - Tirupati lines. This is one of the cleaned and well maintained railway station in southern railway and also Katpadi Jn is one of the TOP 20 Revenue Yeiling Railway Stations in Tamil Nadu. It is located at the northern end of the city on Chittor Highway connecting Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu and Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh[1][2]

The station is served by 5 platforms, of which platforms 4 and 5 primarily serve trains bound from\to Vellore Cantonment & south Tamil Nadu and from and to Andhra Pradesh. More than 150 passenger trains passing through (Up and Down) Vellore-Katpadi Junction everyday.[3][4]

Platforms 1 to 3 primarily serve trains bound to Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Kerala directions.[5]


A food plaza maintained by IRCTC is located on platforms 1 and 2. Platform 1, 2 and 3 platforms also have refreshment stalls, ranging from Aavin milk booth, coffee shops, Hotel, Book stall and Fruit stalls. Toilets and bathrooms are available in plaftform no.1, 2, 3 and 5. ATM is located at the main entrance. Digital board in platform no.1 and 2 shows the departure and arrival of trains with coach numbers. RPF Police station located at platform no.1. Parcel booking office, Railway Mailing Service (RMS)are available. Waiting rooms for Upper class and sleeper class passengers are available in platforms 1, 2 and 3. Separate Waiting hall for ladies also available.

This station has five counters for unreservation tickets in platform 1. Reservation for long distance trains is located at Main entrance of the railway station in separate building with seven counters. For paasengers security, the southern railways has installed cameras in all platforms.[6]

A CMC Hospital help desk functions at Platform 1[7]

There are direct rail links to Machilipatnam, Vijayawada Junction, Secunderabad Railway Station, Tirupati, Bhubaneswar, Nagpur, Bangalore, Mysore, Bhopal Junction, Mumbai, Surat, Ahmedabad, Okha, Mangalore, Tiruchchirapalli, Raipur, Bilaspur, Korba, Nasik, Amritsar, Patna, Ernakulam, Trivandrum, Kollam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kottayam, Chengannur(Sabarimala), Madurai, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari, Shirdi, Aurangabad, Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Gaya, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Jammu Tawi, Bhilai, Gwalior, Chennai Central, Howrah Station, New Delhi Railway Station, Coimbatore, Jaipur and other major cities in India.


Car parking is in the southern end of the station, opposite to the main entrance. Bike parking is further inside, close to railway staff quarters


Bus stand is just a 5 to 6 kilometers from katpadi station..... Bus facilities connecting the Railway station to the other parts of the city is available right outside the railway station. Taxis and Auto are other primary modes of transport.


The daily average sale of unreserved tickets from Chennai Central to Katpadi Junction was 2,280 persons coming to Vellore.[8]

The following is the sortable table of all the trains passing through Katpadi Junction everyday.(as on 30 April 2012)[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "KPD/Katpadi Junction (5) Railway Station Map - India Rail Info - A Busy Junction for Travellers & Rail Enthusiasts". India Rail Info. 2011-12-25. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "KPD / Katpadi to VLR / Vellore Cantt. - 14 Trains - India Rail Info - A Busy Junction for Travellers & Rail Enthusiasts". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  4. ^ "MSB/Chennai Beach (8) Railway Station - Today's Train Arrival Timings - India Rail Info - A Busy Junction for Travellers & Rail Enthusiasts". India Rail Info. 2012-01-14. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  5. ^ "The History Of C.M.C". Home.cmcvellore.ac.in. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  6. ^ "Yeshwantpur, Bangalore Cantonment to have food plazas soon - The Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  7. ^ "A Guide to Christian Medical College, Vellore" (PDF). Cmch-vellore.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  8. ^ "IR Southern Zone - Discussion ::". Indianrailways.informe.com. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  9. ^ "Trains at Katpadi Junction". India Rail Info. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Katpadi Junction Railway Station Details". indiantrains.org. Retrieved 1 April 2012.