Vellore Cantonment railway station

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Vellore Cantonment (VLR)

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
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]


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


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.


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