Nagercoil Junction railway station

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Nagercoil Junction
நாகர்கோவில் சந்திப்பு
Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail
Nagercoil Junction Railway Station.JPG
Main Building of the station
Location Railway Feeder Rd, Kottar, Nagercoil. PIN - 629 002, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
India
Coordinates Coordinates: 8°10′26″N 77°26′38″E / 8.174°N 77.444°E / 8.174; 77.444
Elevation 38 metres (125 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway Zone
Line(s) Kanyakumari–Nagercoil
Trivandrum–Nagercoil
Tirunelveli–Nagercoil
Platforms 5
Tracks 11
Connections Auto,Taxi Stand, Bus stand
Construction
Structure type At–grade
Parking Available
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code NCJ
Zone(s) Southern Railway Zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram railway division
History
Opened 15 April 1979; 38 years ago (1979-04-15)
Electrified 25 kV AC 50 Hz
Traffic
Passengers (2014-15) 8719 per day[1]
Rank

9 (in Tamil nadu)

4 (in Trivandrum division)
Foundation Stone
Placard of Inaugural Function
Ananthapuri Express at stationary mode

Nagercoil Junction railway station is a railway junction in Kanyakumari district in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most busiest railway stations in South India and the second largest revenue generating railway station in the Trivandrum division with Rs.445 cr in 2016.

Background[edit]

Trivandrum-Nagercoil-Kanniyakumari and Tirunelveli-Nagercoil construction projects were inaugurated by the then Prime minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi on 6 September 1972. The Trivandrum-Nagercoil-Kanniyakumari line was opened on 15 April 1979. Nagercoil Junction became operational on 15 April 1979. The rail-link to Kanyakumari was established only in 1979, mainly because establishing a rail line through the district posed some challenges for the rail department and took a lot of efforts, especially the western line. The western line runs through some huge artificial ground-elevations and a number of hill-tunnels. Kanyakumari District is connected through direct train services with all leading metropolitan cities in India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. The Chennai-Nagercoil sector is the largest profit making line in south India, which brought in 346 crore (US$54 million) in 2011.[2]

Layout[edit]

The station has four platforms connecting the KanyakumariTrivandrum line (West Coast Line) of the Thiruvananthapuram railway division to the Chennai - Madurai - Nagercoil line [3]

Lines[edit]

  • Tirunelveli
  • Trivandrum
  • Kanyakumari

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