Tirupati railway station

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Tirupati
తిరుపతి
तिरुपति
Indian Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Chennai-Anantpur Road, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates 13°37′40″N 79°25′10″E / 13.6279°N 79.4194°E / 13.6279; 79.4194Coordinates: 13°37′40″N 79°25′10″E / 13.6279°N 79.4194°E / 13.6279; 79.4194
Elevation 150 m (492 ft)
Line(s) Renigunta-Katpadi line, West North Line, Chennai Suburban
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 5
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Parking Available
Baggage check Not available?
Other information
Station code TPTY
Zone(s) South Central Railway
Station status Functioning
Location
Tirupati railway station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati railway station
Location of Tirupati Main railway station in Andhra Pradesh

Tirupati Main railway station, located in the India state of Andhra Pradesh, serves Tirupati and the regular flow of large number of pilgrims visiting Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Chittoor district.

History[edit]

A metre gauge line of South Indian Railway Company, opened in 1891, started from Villupuram in South Arcot district and passed through Katpadi and Chittoor to Pakala.[1] The Katpadi-Gudur line, covering Tirupati, has since been converted to broad gauge.[2]

Busy station[edit]

Tirupati Main railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ W.Francis. Gazetter of South India, Vol 1, Page 14. Google Books. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Katpadi Jn – Pakala Jn". IRFCA, 1966. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 

External links[edit]

Tirupati travel guide from Wikivoyage

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
South Central Railway zone