Ollur railway station
|Ollur Railway Station
Indian Railway Station
Name plate of Ollur Railway Station
|Address||Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala, India|
|Line(s)||Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section|
|Structure type||Standard on-ground station|
|Bicycle facilities||Not Available|
|Baggage check||Not Available|
|Opened||June 2, 1902|
|Owned by||Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways|
|Fare zone||Southern Railway Zone (India)|
|Formerly||Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway|
|Passengers ()||500 (Passenger car)|
|Waiting room and refreshments
Ollur Railway Station (Malayalam: ഒല്ലൂര് റെയില്വേ സ്റ്റേഷന് ) (Station Code: OLR) falls between Thrissur Railway Station and Pudukad Railway station in the Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section. It lies in the busy Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section of Trivandrum division. Ollur Railway Station is operated by the Chennai-headquartered Southern Railways of the Indian Railways. The station is mainly used freight movement and handling. Cement wagons and rice are the main source of revenue for this station.
Ollur Railway Station traces its history to 1902, when Shoranur-Cochin railway line was built during the rule of Rama Varma XV of Cochin Royal Family. Britishers bought the land and the house of Moyalan Varghees for Rs 50 to construct the Ollur railway station.Cochin-ShoranurRailway line was built by the Cochin Royal Family and was opened to public in 1902. On the initial years only one was railway line was there. In the year 1934, it was converted to Broad Gauge from Metre Gauge. The line at that time was constructed and maintained by erstwhile Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway, now Southern Railway.
In earlier days, the station was used to send tiles and wooden packing boxes to different parts of India. Later cement bags replaced as the preferred goods. Now, at least 500 wagons of cement bags are coming to this station monthly for the consumption of central Kerala. Ollur Railway Station has given big contributions to the growth of Thrissur District and Central Kerala. Now, this railway line in the central part of Kerala is considered as one of the busiest railway route in Kerala and handles very high traffic intensity including passenger and goods. Only 10 passenger trains stops at Ollur Railway Station.
Passenger trains from Ollur Railway Station
|Train Number||Train Name||From||Arrival||Departure|
|MEMU/66611||Palakkad Jn– Ernakulam Jn||Palakkad Jn||10:54||10:55|
|MEMU/66612||Ernakulam Jn - Palakkad Jn||Ernakulam Jn||16:47||16:48|
|56607||Shoranur Ernakulam Passenger||Shoranur||05:47||05:48|
|56608||Ernakulam Shoranur Passenger||Ernakulam||19:44||19:45|
|56370||Ernakulam Guruvayur Passenger||Ernakulam||07:37||07:38|
|56371||Guruvayur Ernakulam Passenger||Guruvayur||07:24||07:25|
|56375||Guruvayur Ernakulam Passenger||Guruvayur||14:01||14:02|
|56376||Ernakulam Guruvayur Passenger||Ernakulam||20:52||20.53|
|56606||Ernakulam Shoranur Passenger||Ernakulam||09:07||09:08|
|56609||Shoranur Ernakulam Passenger||Shoranur||17:57||17:58|
- "Ollur railway station". Thrissur Corporation. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
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