Kochuveli railway station

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Kochuveli (Trivandrum North)
Indian Railway Station
Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli station.jpg
First Entrance of Kochuveli Vikram Sarabhai Terminal
Station statistics
Address Kochuveli, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
 India
Coordinates 8°30′32″N 76°53′49″E / 8.509°N 76.897°E / 8.509; 76.897Coordinates: 8°30′32″N 76°53′49″E / 8.509°N 76.897°E / 8.509; 76.897
Elevation 16 ft
Line(s) Trivandrum Central-Kayamkulam
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 4
Other information
Opened 2005[1]
Station code KCVL
Zone(s) Southern Railway
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram
Station status Functioning

Kochuveli railway station, is a satellite passenger rail terminal of Thiruvananthapuram city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is being developed to ease congestion at Thiruvananthapuram Central station.[2] The Kochuveli railway station is located towards the north of the city, approximately at a distance of 8 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram city. The Kochuveli railway station is located near to NH47 Trivandrum City bypass.[3]

The Railway Station was opened in 2005. The station has two entrances Eastern Side and Western Side. The Eastern side has the satellite terminal from where the trains originating from Kochuveli operates and the old railway station is situated on the western side .Currently 11 long distance express trains and 1 passenger train operates from this station.

Express Trains From Kochuveli Railway Station[edit]

No. Train No: Train Name Source Destination Train Type
1. 12217 Kerala Sampark Kranti Express Kochuveli Chandigarh Sampark Kranti Express
2. 16316 Kochuveli Bangalore Daily Express* Kochuveli Bangalore City Junction Express
3. 12483 Kochuveli Amritsar Express Kochuveli Amritsar Super Fast Express
4. 12287 Kochuveli Dehradun Express Kochuveli Dehradun Super Fast Express
5. 16312 Kocuveli Bikaner Express Kochuveli Bikaner Express
6. 12258 Kochuveli Yeshwantpur Garib Rath Kochuveli Yeshwantpur Garib Rath Express
7. 12202 Kochuveli Lokmanya Tilak Garib Rath Kochuveli Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Garib Rath Express
8. 12778 Kochuveli Hubli Super Fast Express Kochuveli Hubli Super Fast Express
9. 19259 Kochuveli Bhavnagar Express Kochuveli Bhavnagar Express
10. 19261 Kochuveli Porbander Express Kochuveli Porbander Express
11. 16562 Kochuveli Yesvantpur AC Express Kochuveli Yesvantpur Fully Air Conditioned Express
12. 22114 Kochuveli Lokmanyatilak Superfast Express Kochuveli Lokmanyatilak Superfast Express
13. 12287-Slip Kochuveli Haridwar Express Kochuveli Haridwar Super Fast Express
  • Kochuveli-Bangalore City Daily express is the first in the southern railway network to get bio toilets in all its coaches. All coaches are brand new 2012 made from RCF, Kapurthala.
Stations southwards from Kochuveli
Kochuveli
Pettah
TVC
Nemam
Balaramapuram
Neyyattinkara
Amaravila H.
Dhanuvachapuram H.
Parassala
State Border
Kulitthurai West H.
Kulitthurai
Palliyadi H.
Eraniel
Virani Alur H.
Nagercoil Town
Nagercoil Junction
Suchindram
Agastiswaram
Tanarakulam
Kanniyakumari

Passenger trains from Kochuveli[edit]

Passenger Trains starting from Kochuveli
No. Train Number Origin Destination
1. 56317 Kochuveli Nagercoil
Passenger Trains passing through Kochuveli
No. Train Number Origin Destination
1. 66304 Kollam Kanyakumari
2. 66305 Kanyakumari Kollam
3. 56700 Madurai Punalur
4. 56701 Punalur Madurai
5. 56307 Kollam Trivandrum
6. 56308 Trivandrum Kollam
7. 56304 Nagercoil Kottayam

Many trains now functioning from Trivandrum Central including the Sabari Express will commence the journey from Kochuveli railway station once the station is completely developed. Kochuveli railway station also caters to special trains during rush seasons.The common special trains from here are to New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bilaspur, Yeshwanthpur, Dadar, New Tinsukia, Satragachi and Chennai.

Facilities[edit]

  • Computerised Reservation Ticket Counter
  • Computerised Unreserved Ticket Counter
  • Public Addressing System
  • Foot over bridge

Accessibilty[edit]

Kochuveli railway station is situated at a distance of 1.2 km from NH 47 Kazhakootam -Kovalam bypass road and 8 km from Thampanoor.Kerala State Road Transport Corporation is currently operating Low Floor AC feeder bus from Kochuveli terminal to Trivandrum city for the benefit of long distance passengers .The buses are operated from the station at selected timings based on train arrivals. The nearest bus stop in NH 47 Kazhakootam -Kovalam bypass road is World Market Junction from which commuters can avail the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses towards various places in Trivandrum city and Kazhakootam.

Future developments at Kochuveli terminal[edit]

A foot over-bridge connecting platforms on the eastern and the western side is long pending one. Platforms 2 & 3 are yet to be fully operational.Coach care centre which is undergoing construction,is yet to be completed.Construction of a sickline complex, two pit lines are the other facilities for which work is in progress .

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Decongesting The Trivandrum Central Railway Station - Trivandrum News". Yentha.com. 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Master plan to develop Kochuveli terminal". The Hindu. 2006-12-25. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "kerala e gazette". 

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