Kottayam railway station

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Kottayam
കോട്ടയം
Indian Railway Station
Location Nagampadam, Kottayam, Kottayam District, Kerala
India
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) Thiruvananthapuram Central-Kollam Junction-Kayamkulam-Kottayam-Ernakulam South-Ernakulam Town
Platforms 4 (Including Goodshed)
Tracks 5
Connections Nagampadam Bus Stand, Autorikshaw Stand, Taxi Stand
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code KTYM
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
History
Opened 1956; 59 years ago (1956)
Electrified Yes

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 like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mangalore.

History[edit]

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]

Layout[edit]

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.

Significance[edit]

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.

Facilities[edit]

  • Computerised Reservation Ticket Center
  • Computerised Unreserved Ticket Center
  • IRCTC Restaurants
  • Private Restaurants
  • Book Stalls
  • Passenger Waiting Center
  • Foot over Bridge
  • Pre Paid Autorickshaw Counter
  • Pre Paid Parking Space
  • ATM
  • Dormitory
  • Rest Rooms
  • Sabarimala Pilgrims Rest Area
  • Escalators
  • Parking Facilities

Express trains[edit]

No. Train No: Origin Destination Train Name
1. 12623/12624 Thiruvananthapuram Central Chennai Central Trivandrum Mail
2. 12695/12696 Thiruvananthapuram Central Chennai Central Chennai Superfast Express
3. 12697/12698 Thiruvananthapuram Central Chennai Central Chennai Superfast Express Weekly
4. 12624/12625 Thiruvananthapuram Central New Delhi Kerala Express
5. 16381/16382 Kanyakumari Mumbai Jayanthi Janatha Express
6. 16525/16526 Kanyakumari Bangalore Island Express
7. 12258 Kochuveli Yeshwantpur Kochuveli Yeshwantpur Garib Rath
8. 16562 Kochuveli Yeshwantpur Kochuveli Yesvantpur AC Express
9. 17229/17230 Thiruvananthapuram Central Hyderabad Deccan Sabari Express
10. 16317/16318 Kanyakumari Jammutawi Himsagar Express
11. 15906 Kanyakumari Dibrugarh Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express
12. 16649/16650 Nagercoil Mangalore Central Parasuram Express
13. 16347/16348 Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central Mangalore Express
14. 16630 Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central Malabar Express
15. 12287 Kochuveli Dehradun Kocuveli Dehradun Express
16. 16312 Kochuveli Bikaner Kocuveli Bikaner Express
17. 12202 Kochuveli Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Kochuveli Lokmanya Tilak Garib Rath
18. 12778 Kochuveli Hubli Kochuveli Hubli Super Fast Express
19. 19260 Kochuveli Bhavnagar Kochuveli Bhavnagar Express
20. 16328 Thiruvananthapuram Central Korba via Chennai Central Korba Express
21. 16334 Thiruvananthapuram Central Veraval Veraval Express
22. 12515 Thiruvananthapuram Central Guwahati via Chennai Central Guwahati Express
23. 12507 Thiruvananthapuram Central Guwahati via Chennai Central Trivandrum-Guwahati SuperFast Express
24. 12082 Thiruvananthapuram Central Kannur Kannur Jan Shatabdi Express
25. 16302 Thiruvananthapuram Central Shornur Junction Venad Express
26. 16304 Thiruvananthapuram Central Ernakulam Junction Vanchinad Express
27 16343 Thiruvananthapuram Central Palakkad Town Amritha Express
28. 16349 Thiruvananthapuram Central Nilambur Road Rajya Rani Express

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 Ernakulam South Kayankulam Ernakulam Passenger
6. 66300 Kollam Ernakulam South Kollam Ernakulam MEMU
7. 56386 Kottayam Ernakulam South Kottayam Ernakulam Passenger
8. 56390 Kottayam Ernakulam South Kottayam Ernakulam Passenger

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