Ollur railway station

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Ollur Railway Station
Indian Railway Station
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Name plate of Ollur Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala,  India
Coordinates 10°28′26″N 76°14′13″E / 10.474°N 76.237°E / 10.474; 76.237Coordinates: 10°28′26″N 76°14′13″E / 10.474°N 76.237°E / 10.474; 76.237
Line(s) Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Depth 43 feet
Platforms 1
Tracks 4
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Not Available
Baggage check Not Available
Other information
Opened June 2, 1902
Electrified Yes
Station code OLR
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Fare zone Southern Railway Zone (India)
Formerly Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway
Traffic
Passengers () 500 (Passenger car)
Services
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.

History[edit]

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.[1]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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ollur railway station". Thrissur Corporation. Retrieved 2010-02-16.