Vellore Cantonment railway station

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Vellore Cantonment (VLR)
Location

Infantry Road, Cantonment, Vellore - 632001

Tamil Nadu, India
Elevation 215 meters
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Broad Gauge
Platforms 3
Tracks 5
Connections Taxi, Autorickshaw, Bus
Construction
Structure type Railway Station
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station code VLR
Fare zone Southern Railways
Electrified Yes

Vellore Cantonment is a railway station that serves the city of Vellore, in addition to Katpadi Junction. The station is located on Villupuram - Tirupati line. It is located at the heart of the city on Infantry road (Near Vellore Municipal Corporation).

The station was served by a meter gauge line until the dawn of this millineum. After the gauge conversion drive taken up by Southern Railways, the line has been converted to a broad gauge[1] and after gauge conversion the first train Madurai-Tirupati Express passed through this station on April 2011.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Since this railway station is relatively new, not many facilities exist. A light refreshment functions on platform 1.

Transportation[edit]

Bus facilities connecting the other parts of city and Katpadi Junction is available right outside the railway station. Taxis and Auto are other primary modes of transport.

Trains[edit]

Originating Trains:

No. Train No Destination Train Name Frequency
1 66018/66017 Chennai Beach Vellore Cant.- Chennai Beach Passenger Daily
2 56014/56013 Arakkonam Vellore Cant. - Arakkonam Passenger Daily
3 77266/77263 Tirupati Vellore Cant. - Tirupati DEMU Daily
4 56010/56009 Arakkonam Vellore Cant. - Arakkonam Passenger Daily
5 77264/77263 Tirupati Vellore Cant. - Tirupati Passenger Daily

Passing trains:

No. Train No Origin Destination Train Name Frequency
1 16779/16780 Tirupati Rameswaram Meenakshi Express Tri-Weekly
2 17407/17408 Tirupati Mannargudi Pamani Express Tri-Weekly
3 11005/11006 Mumbai Puducherry Chalukya Express Tri-Weekly
5 22604/22603 Kharagpur Viluppuram Express Bi-Weekly
6 17413/17414 Tirupati Puducherry Express Weekly
7 12867/12868 Howrah Puducherry Aurobindo Express Weekly
8 22606/22605 Purulia Viluppuram Express Weekly
9 56881/56882 Katpadi Villupuram Passenger Daily
10 56883/56884 Katpadi Villupuram Passenger Daily
11 56885/56886 Katpadi Villupuram Passenger Daily

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