Chengannur railway station

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Indian Railway Station
Chengannur Railway Station.jpg
Location SH10, Chengannur, Kerala, India
Coordinates 9°19′10″N 76°36′30″E / 9.31944°N 76.60833°E / 9.31944; 76.60833Coordinates: 9°19′10″N 76°36′30″E / 9.31944°N 76.60833°E / 9.31944; 76.60833
Elevation 6m
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Kayamkulam Junction-Kottayam-Ernakulam Junction
Platforms 3
Tracks 5
Connections Private Bus Stand, KSRTC Bus Depot, Autorickshaw stand, Taxi stand
Parking Available
Other information
Station code CNGR
Fare zone Southern Railway Zone (India)
Opened 1958; 57 years ago (1958)
Electrified Yes

Chengannur railway station is an 'A category' station located at Chengannur in the Indian state of Kerala. It is one of the busiest stations in the Thiruvananthapuram Central-Kollam Junction-Kottayam-Ernakulam route. The station is managed by Southern Railway under the Thiruvananthapuram Railway division.


Chengannur rail link came into existence in 1958 when Ernakulam - Kottayam meter gauge railway line was extended to Kollam Junction.The railway line between Trivandrum Central and Ernakulam Junction via Kottayam was converted to broad gauge in 1976.


Chengannur railway station is the nearest rail station to reach famous pilgrimage places like Sabarimala, Pandalam, Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Parumala Church and Maramon. The railway station has been declared as 'Gateway of Sabarimala' by Indian Railways in 2009. It serves the people of 3 districts-Alappuzha, Kollam and Pathanamthitta. The proposed Aranmula Airport is 11 km away from the station.[1]

Express trains[edit]

No. Train No: Train Name Origin Destination
1. 12623/12624 Trivandrum Mail Thiruvananthapuram Central Chennai Central
2. 12695/12696 Chennai Superfast Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Chennai Central
3. 12625/12626 Kerala Express Thiruvananthapuram Central New Delhi
4. 16380/16381 Jayanthi Janatha Express Kanyakumari Mumbai
5. 12201/12202 Kochuveli Lokmanya Tilak Garib Rath Kochuveli Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
6. 18568/18567 Kollam-Visakhapatnam Express Kollam Junction Visakhapatnam
7. 16525/16526 Island Express Kanyakumari Bangalore
8. 12257/12258 Kochuveli Yeshwantpur Garib Rath Kochuveli Yeshwantpur
9. 16561/16562 Kochuveli Yesvantpur AC Express Kochuveli Yeshwantpur
10. 17229/17230 Sabari Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Hyderabad Deccan
11. 16317/16318 Himsagar Express Kanyakumari Jammutawi
12. 15905/15906 Vivek Express Kanyakumari Dibrugarh
13. 16649/16650 Parasuram Express Nagercoil Mangalore Central
14. 16347/16348 Mangalore Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central
15. 16629/16630 Malabar Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central
16. 12287/12288 Kocuveli Dehradun Express Kochuveli Dehradun
17. 16311/16312 Kocuveli Bikaner Express Kochuveli Bikaner
18. 12777/12778 Kochuveli Hubli Super Fast Express Kochuveli Hubli
19. 16327/16328 Korba Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Korba via Chennai Central
20. 16333/16334 Veraval Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Veraval
21. 12515/12516 Guwahati Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Guwahati via Chennai Central
22. 12507/12508 Trivandrum-Guwahati SuperFast Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Guwahati via Chennai Central
23. 12081/12082 Kannur Jan Shatabdi Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Kannur
24. 16301/16302 Venad Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Shornur Junction
25. 16303/16304 Vanchinad Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Ernakulam Junction
26. 16343/16344 Amritha Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Palakkad Town
27. 16349/16350 Rajya Rani Express Thiruvananthapuram Central Nilambur Road
28. 12697/12698 Chennai Superfast Weekly * Thiruvananthapuram Central Chennai Central
29. 19259/19260 Kochuveli Bhavnagar Express Kochuveli Bhavnagar Terminus
30. 16335/16336 Ghandhidham Express Nagercoil Gandhidham
31. 12659/12660 Gurudev Express Nagercoil Shalimar
32. 18567/18568 Visakhapatnam Express Visakhapatnam Kollam
33. 22113/22114 Kochuveli Lokamanya Tilak Express Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Kochuveli
  • Train No. 12696/12697 stop at Chengannur only during Sabarimala Season(Nov -Jan)

Passenger trains[edit]

No. Train No: Origin Destination Train Name
1. 56304 Nagercoil Kottayam Nagercoil Kottayam Passenger
2. 56366 Punalur Guruvayur Guruvayur Fast Passenger
3. 56394 Kollam Kottayam Kottayam Passenger
4. 56392 Kollam Ernakulam South Kollam Ernakulam Passenger
5. 56388 Kayamkulam Junction Ernakulam South Kayamkulam Ernakulam Passenger
6. 56392 Kollam Ernakulam South Kollam Ernakulam Passenger
7. 66300 Kollam Ernakulam South Kollam Ernakulam MEMU

Future expansion plans[edit]

Development plan for providing an Escalator for two platforms and Lift facility for Platform 2 is finalized and works has started in November 2013. A new line linking Chengannur with Thiruvananthapuram Central via Pandalam and Kottarakara is awaiting approval from the Planning Commission. Another line to Pampa via Pathanamthitta has also been proposed

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Better amenities sought for Sabarimala pilgrims". The Hindu. October 10, 2013.