It is about 9;km away from the South Railway Station. It has bus services to particular location in the city. It is connected to the Willington Island via the Mattancherry Bridge built by the British in the pre independence period. This bridge is a classic work of the British's engineering division. The centre of the bridge can be raised to let bigger boats pass under it. The new Mattancherry bridge built approximately one kilometer near it now carries majority of the traffic from Thopumpady to the Willington Island.
The old railway station, Harbour Terminus, is just down the Mattancherry Bridge. Only cargo trains come to this station. The Willington Island is connected via the Venduruthy Bridge to Thevara. Willington Islands is a government owned property. The major places on the island are: Headquarters of the Southern Naval Command, Naval Airport, Cochin Port Trust, CIFT - Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Hotel Taj Malabar, Hotel Casino, Hotel Trident etc.