Nilambur–Shoranur railway line
|Nilambur–Shoranur railway line|
Nilambur railway station
|Locale||Malappuram , Palakkad|
|Termini||Nilambur Road (NIL)
Shoranur Junction (SRR)
|Line length||66 kilometres (41 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||65 kilometres per hour (40 mph)|
The Nilambur–Shoranur railway is a branch line of the Southern Railway Zone in Kerala state and one of the shortest broad gauge railway lines in India. It is a single line with 66 kilometres (41 mi) length running from Shoranur Junction (in Palakkad district) to Nilambur Railway Station (in Malappuram district). This station is 4 km from the town of Nilambur on the Kozhikode–Ooty highway. Shoranur–Nilambur Road passenger trains are running on this route. It is 40 kilometres (25 mi) away from Malappuram town.
The line passes through the eastern part of the Malappuram district. The line crosses Kunthippuzha between Kulukkalloor and Cherukara which borders Palakkad and Malappuram districts. Velliyar river, a major tributary of Kadalundi river (between Pattikkad and Melattur), Olippuzha river, another tributary of Kadalundi river (between Melattur and Tuvvur) and Kuthirappuzha, a tributary of Chaliyar river (between Vaniyambalam and Nilambur road) are other major rivers that this line crosses.
|No.||Station Name||Station Code ||Coordinates|
|Sl No||Timing||Train Number||Train Name|
|1||6.50||56612||Nilambur Road–Shoranur Jn. Passenger|
|2||9.10||56614||Nilambur Road–Shoranur Jn. Passenger|
|3||11.20||56616||Nilambur Road–Shoranur Jn. Passenger|
|4||14.55||56363||Nilambur Road–Ernakulam Jn Road Passenger|
|5||17.00||56610||Nilambur Road–Palakkad Road Passenger|
|6||19.20||6620||Nilambur Road–Shoranur Jn. Passenger|
|7||20.40||16350||Nilambur Road-Trivandrum Central Rajya Rani Link Express|
The Nilambur-Mysore Railway action council has requested for connectivity to Nanjangud with the route becoming a shorter route from Kerala to Bangalore.