Kochuveli railway station

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Kochuveli കൊച്ചുവേളി
Indian Railway Station
Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli station.jpg
Entrance of Kochuveli Railway Station
Location Kochuveli, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Coordinates 8°30′32″N 76°53′49″E / 8.509°N 76.897°E / 8.509; 76.897Coordinates: 8°30′32″N 76°53′49″E / 8.509°N 76.897°E / 8.509; 76.897
Elevation 16 ft
Line(s) Kollam-Thiruvananthapuram line
Platforms 6
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Disabled access ((Access icon
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code KCVL
Zone(s) Southern Railway
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram
Opened 2005[1]

Kochuveli railway station, is a satellite passenger rail terminal of Thiruvananthapuram city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is being developed to ease congestion at Thiruvananthapuram Central station.[2] The Kochuveli railway station is located towards the north of the city, approximately at a distance of 8 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram city. The Kochuveli railway station is located near to NH47 Trivandrum City bypass. [3]

The Railway Station was opened in 2005. The station has two entrances Eastern Side and Western Side. The Eastern side has the satellite terminal from where the trains originating from Kochuveli operates and the old railway station is situated on the western side. Currently 11 long distance express trains and 1 passenger train operates from this station. Kochuveli railway station connects passengers to important cities of India. Many trains now functioning from Trivandrum Central including the Sabari Express will commence the journey from Kochuveli railway station once the station is completely developed. Kochuveli railway station also caters to special trains during rush seasons.The common special trains from here are to New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bilaspur, Yeshwanthpur, Dadar, New Tinsukia, Santragachi and Chennai.


  • Computerised Reservation Ticket Counter
  • Computerised Unreserved Ticket Counter
  • Public Addressing System
  • Foot over bridge


Kochuveli railway station is situated at a distance of 1.2 km from NH 47 Kazhakootam -Kovalam bypass road and 8 km from Thampanoor. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation is currently operating Low Floor AC feeder bus from Kochuveli terminal to Trivandrum city for the benefit of long distance passengers. The buses are operated from the station at selected timings based on train arrivals. The nearest bus stop in NH 47 Kazhakootam -Kovalam bypass road is World Market Junction from which commuters can avail the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses towards various places in Trivandrum city and Kazhakootam.

Future developments at Kochuveli terminal[edit]

A foot over-bridge connecting platforms on the eastern and the western side is long pending one. Platforms 2 & 3 are yet to be fully operational. Kochuveli, the Satellite Terminal of Trivandrum is also poised for growth, with present 6 platforms and a total of 10 once fully developed. Coach care centre which is undergoing construction, is yet to be completed. Construction of a sickline complex, two pit lines are the other facilities for which work is in progress.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Decongesting The Trivandrum Central Railway Station - Trivandrum News". Yentha.com. 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Master plan to develop Kochuveli terminal". The Hindu. 2006-12-25. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "kerala e gazette" (PDF). 

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