Kulitthurai railway station

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Kulitthurai, குழித்துறை (மார்த்தாண்டம்)
Indian Railway Station
Crossing Station
Kulitthurai Railway station.JPG
The Entrance of the Station
Station statistics
Address Martandam, Martandam, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates Coordinates: 8°18′08″N 77°13′06″E / 8.302106°N 77.218378°E / 8.302106; 77.218378
Elevation 19 metres (62 ft)
Line(s) KanyakumariTrivandrum
Connections Bus & Auto
Structure type Standard
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
Parking Available
Baggage check Available on alerts
Other information
Opened April 15, 1979
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code KZT
Zone(s) Southern Railway
Division(s) Trivandrum
Station status Functioning
Passengers () 50000

Kulitthurai (Marthandam) Railway Station (Tamil: குழித்துறை)(Station code: KZT) is the second biggest station in Kanyakumari District. For Train transportation the Martandam is the main hub for Kalkulam and Vilavancode taluka’s. The Kalkulam and Vilavancode taluka’s have the population around seven lakes. The Kulitthurai station is found to be centered between TrivandrumKanyakumari railway route. This railway station collection is more than seven crore per annum and a daily passenger patronage of more than 50000 people. The station has two platforms and falls on the KanyakumariTrivandrum line in the Trivandrum Division of the Southern Railway zone. most of all daily trains passing through the station halts in Kulitthurai station.


  • Computer Reservation Center
  • Fully access enabled Auto Stand
  • Waiting room
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Public Addressing System
  • Foot over bridge
  • Cloak room
  • Food & Fruit Stalls
  • Computer Unreserved tickets
  • Bus facilities to marthandam bus stand
  • Car Parking - (Paid)


Daily Passenger trains to Nagercoil,Trivandrum,Kanyakumari,Tirunelveli,Madurai,kottayam and kollem.

MEMU rail service between Kollem - Kanyakumari.

It has direct trains for Chennai, Madurai, Trivandrum, Bangalore,Jammu, Mumbai C.S.T etc.

Trains passing through Kulitthurai[edit]

Passengers Trains[edit]

  • 56310 Nagercoil - Trivandrum Passengers Train[1]
  • 56318 Nagercoil -Kochuveli Passengers Train[1]
  • 56304 Nagercoil - Kottayam Passenger Train[1]
  • 56316 Nagercoil - Trivandrum Passengers Train[1]
  • 56311 Trivandrum - Nagercoil Passengers Train[1]
  • 56315 Trivandrum - Nagercoil Passengers Train[1]
  • 56313 Trivandrum - Nagercoil Passengers Train[1]
  • 56317 Kochuveli - Nagercoil Passengers Train[1]

Express Trains[edit]

Train number Train name Origin Destination Service Route/Via.
16724[2] Ananthapuri Express Trivandrum Chennai Daily Nagercoil,Madurai,Tiruchi
16127[2] Guruvayur Express Chennai Guruvayur Daily Trivandrum, Alleppey,Ernakulam
16128[2] Guruvayur Express Guruvayur Chennai Daily Nagercoil,Madurai,Tiruchi
16723[2] Ananthapuri Express Chennai Trivandrum Daily Kulitthurai,Neyyattinkara
16382[2] Jayanthi Janatha Express Kanniyakumari Mumbai Daily Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Pune
16525[2] Island Express Kanniyakumari Bangalore Daily Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Coimbarote
56701[1] Madurai Fast Passenger Quilon Madurai Daily Nagercoil,Tirunelveli,Virudunagar
56700[1] Quilon Fast Passenger Madurai Quilon Daily Trivandrum, Varakala
16526[2] Island Express Bangalore Kanniyakumari Daily Nagercoil
16381[2] Jayanthi Janatha Express Mumbai Kanniyakumari Daily Nagercoil
16317[2] Himsagar Express Kanniyakumari Jammu Tawi Weekly Trivandrum, Ernakulam, NewDelhi
16318[2] Himsagar Express Jammu Tawi Kanniyakumari Weekly Nagercoil
16650[2] Parasuram Express Nagercoil Mangalore Daily Trivandrum, Kottiyam,Ernakulam,Kozhikode
16649[2] Parasuram Express Mangalore Nagercoil Daily Nagercoil
16606[2] Ernad Express Nagercoil Mangalore Daily Trivandrum, Alleppey,Ernakulam,Kozhikode
16605[2] Ernad Express Mangalore Nagercoil Daily Nagercoil

Train with no stop at Kulitthurai[edit]

  • Nagercoil – Gandhidham Express(16336/16335) Weekly[2]
  • Nagercoil –Shalimar Superfast (12659/12660) Weekly[2]
  • Tirunelveli - Bilaspur Superfast(12787/12788) Weekly[2]
  • Tirunelveli - Hapa Superfast (12997/12998) bi-weekly[2]
  • Kanniyakuamri - Dibrugarh (15905/15906) Weekly[2]

Renaming for the Station[edit]

  • Since the Kulitturai Railway Station is in Marthandam, the Passenger Welfare Association has made a demand to the Railway Department to change the name to Marthandam Railway Station.

Expecting Train services[edit]

Railway stations in Kanniyakumari District[edit]

Station name Station code Pin Code Phone Number
Nagercoil Junction[1] NCJ 629002 04652-244142
Nagercoil Town[1] NJT 629003 04652
Kanniyakumari[1] CAPE 629702 04652-246247
Kulitthurai[1] KZT 629165 04651-270133
Eraniel[1] ERL 629802 04651-22338
Aralvaymozhi[1] AAY 629301 04652263138
Palliyadi[1] PYD 629169 04651
Kulitthurai West[1] KZTW 629163 04651
Viranialur[1] VRLR 629801 04651
Suchindram[1] SUCH 629704 04652
Tovalai[8] THX 629302 04652

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Southern Zone Time Table July 2010, Page no 170 & Table No. 41,41A
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Southern Zone Time Table July 2010, Page no 112 & Table No. 13,13A
  3. ^ http://www.hindu.com/2010/02/24/stories/2010022462570400.htm
  4. ^ The Daily Thanthi, Nagercoil Edition, 02/08/2010
  5. ^ http://www.hindu.com/2010/07/27/stories/2010072757920300.htm
  6. ^ The Indian Express Nagercoil date 03-10-2010
  7. ^ Dinakaran, Nagercoil Edition, 06/02/2010.
  8. ^ Southern Zone Time Table July 2010, Page no 185 & Table No. 56,56A

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