Ezhukone railway station

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Ezhukone
Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail station
Ezhukone railway station, Aug 2015.jpg
LocationEzhukone, Kollam, Kerala
India
Coordinates8°58′46″N 76°42′55″E / 8.979390°N 76.715308°E / 8.979390; 76.715308Coordinates: 8°58′46″N 76°42′55″E / 8.979390°N 76.715308°E / 8.979390; 76.715308
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Kollam–Sengottai branch line
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt–grade
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeEKN
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Madurai railway division
Fare zoneIndian Railways
History
Opened1904; 115 years ago (1904)
ElectrifiedNo

Ezhukone railway station (Code: EKN) is a railway station located in Kollam district of Kerala state, India.[1] Ezhukone railway station is coming under Madurai railway division of Southern Railway Zone. It is one among the 26 railway stations in Kollam district.[2]

Indian railways connects Ezhukone with various cities in India like Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, and Madurai, and with various towns like Punalur, Paravur, Kottarakkara, Kayamkulam, Karunagappalli, Varkala, Neyyattinkara, and Kanyakumari. The nearest railway stations are Kundara East and Kottarakara. All seven pairs of trains passing through have halts at Ezhukone railway station.[3]

Significance[edit]

Ezhukone is a thickly populated area in Kollam district. Ezhukone railway station has gained significance because of it sproximity to various schools, colleges, hospitals and Government offices in the locality. ESI Hospital in Ezhukone, Excise Range Office, Sree Naryana Guru Senior Secondary Central School etc. are very close to this railway station.[4][5][6][7] The station serves areas like Pavithreswaram, Cheerankavu, Maranadu, Pochamkonam, Irumpanangadu, Neduvathoor, Neeleswaram, and Edakkidom.

Services[edit]

Train Number Source Destination Name/Type
56715 Punalur Kanyakumari Passenger
56332 Kollam Junction Punalur Passenger
56331 Punalur Kollam Junction Passenger
56334 Kollam Junction Punalur Passenger
56700 Madurai Punalur Passenger
56333 Punalur Kollam Junction Passenger
56336 Kollam Junction Punalur Passenger
56365 Guruvayur Punalur Fast Passenger
56335 Punalur Kollam Junction Passenger
56701 Punalur Madurai Passenger
56366 Punalur Guruvayur Fast Passenger
56338 Kollam Junction Punalur Passenger
56716 Kanyakumari Punalur Passenger
56337 Punalur Kollam Junction Passenger

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ezhukone railway station". India Rail Info. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  2. ^ "About Kollam – Kollam Corporation". Kollam Corporation. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Punalur-Kanyakumari Train Service Begins". TNIE. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Ezhukone ESI". ESIC. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Excise Offices in Kollam". Kerala Excise. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Sree Naryana Guru Senior Secondary Central School, Ezhukone". Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Foundation laid for paramedical institute at Ezhukone". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 February 2015.