Shoranur–Mangalore section

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Shoranur–Mangalore section
Kannur Railway station.JPG
Overview
Type Regional rail
Status Operational
Locale Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod and Dakshina Kannada
Termini Shoranur Junction
Mangalore Central
Stations 40+
Website http://southernrailway.gov.in/sr/indexhome.jsp
Operation
Owner Government of India
Operator(s) Palakkad Railway Division of Southern Railway zone
Technical
Line length 307 km (190.76 mi)
Track length 307 km (190.76 mi)
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification Not Done
Shoranur–Mangalore section
Shoranur Junction
Pattambi
Kuttippuram
Tirur
Tanur
Parappanangadi
Feroke
Kozhikode
Koyilandy
Payyoli
Vatakara
Nadapuram Road
Mukkali
Mahe
Thalassery
Dharmadam
Muzhappilangad
Edakkad
Kannur South
Kannur
Valapattanam
Pappinisseri
Kannapuram
Pazhayangadi
Ezhimala
Payyanur
Trikarpur
Cheruvathur
Nileshwaram
Kanhangad
Bekal Fort
Kottikkulam
Kalanad
Kasaragod
Kumbla
Uppala
Manjeshwaram
Ullal
Thokottu
Mangalore Central

The Shoranur–Mangalore section is a railway segment of IR functioning under Palakkad Division of Southern Railway Zone. This is a broad gauge line which begins at the Shornur Junction railway station in Kerala and ends at the Mangalore Central railway station in Karnataka. This line passes through major towns including Tirur, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyannur, Nileshwaram, Kanhangad and Kasaragod.[1]

This line covers entire Districts of Malabar region in Kerala and terminate at Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka after crossing the Nethravathi River.

The Shoranur–Mangalore section is a strategic route and the lifeline of Malabar's economy that inter connects the important cities of this regions and also serves as threshold to Tulu Nadu, Konkan and Mumbai from Kerala.[2]

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