Kottayam railway station

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Regional rail & Light rail station
Location Nagampadam, Kottayam, Kottayam District, Kerala
Coordinates 9°35′42″N 76°31′52″E / 9.595°N 76.531°E / 9.595; 76.531Coordinates: 9°35′42″N 76°31′52″E / 9.595°N 76.531°E / 9.595; 76.531
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway zone
Line(s) Kollam Junction-Kayamkulam Junction-Kottayam-Ernakulam Junction
Platforms 4 (Including Goodshed)
Tracks 5
Connections Nagampadam Bus Stand, Autorikshaw Stand, Taxi Stand
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Parking Available
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code KTYM
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram
Opened 1956; 60 years ago (1956)
Electrified Yes
Route map
Up arrowto Aluva
3 Ernakulam D Cabin
0 Ernakulam Junction Parking
10 Thrippunithura
LowerLeft arrowto Alappuzha
14 Chottanikkara Road
17 Mulanturutti
22 Kanjiramittam
29 Piravom Road
35 Vaikom Road
38 Kaduturutti Halt
42 Kuruppanthara
49 Ettumanur
56 Kumaranallur
60 Kottayam Parking
67 Chingavanam
78 Changanassery
86 Tiruvalla Parking
95 Chengannur Parking
101 Cheriyanad
107 Mavelikara
UpperLeft arrowto Alappuzha
115 Kayamkulam Junction Parking
121 Ochira
129 Karunagappalli
136 Sasthamkotta
139 Munroturuttu
147 Perinad
Right arrowto Punalur
Kallumthazham Overpass
Chemmanmukku Overpass
156 Kollam Junction Bus interchangeParking
Down arrowto Thiruvananthapuram Central

Kottayam railway station is located in Kottayam, Kerala state, India. Kottayam railway station is managed by Southern Railway. Kottayam lies on the busy rail route between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam. The station is served by several long distance trains connecting most major cities in the country on a daily basis like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Bhopal, Pune and Mangalore.


The works for the meter gauge project between Ernakulam and Kollam commenced on 24 December 1952. The meter gauge railway line from Ernakulam to Kottayam was completed in 1956 and was formally inaugurated on October 1956. The meter gauge line was later extended to Kollam on 1958 and was inaugurated on 6 January 1958.[1]


Kottayam railway station has 3 platforms for handling long distance and passenger trains.A railway goods shed is also situated at the station.The station is located at Nagampadam which is at a distance of 2.5 km from Kottayam town.


Kottayam railway station is the nearest railway station which caters to famous tourist destinations like Kumarakom, Vagamon and pilgrimage sites Bharananganam, Kanjirappally and Vaikom Temple.Kottayam railway station is also used by pilgrims going to Sabarimala temple.[2] During Sabarimala pilgrim (Mandala) season, state transport bus operates from this station.

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