Ollur railway station

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Ollur
ഒല്ലൂര്
Regional rail and Light rail station
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Ollur railway station
Location Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala,  India
Coordinates 10°28′26″N 76°14′13″E / 10.474°N 76.237°E / 10.474; 76.237Coordinates: 10°28′26″N 76°14′13″E / 10.474°N 76.237°E / 10.474; 76.237
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section
Platforms 1
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Depth 43 feet
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Not Available
Other information
Station code OLR
Fare zone Southern Railway zone
History
Opened June 2, 1902; 114 years ago (1902-06-02)
Electrified Yes
Previous names Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway
Traffic
Passengers 500

Ollur railway station (Station Code: OLR) falls between Thrissur railway station and Pudukad railway station in the Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section. It lies in the busy Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section of Trivandrum division.

Administration[edit]

Ollur railway station is operated by the Chennai-headquartered Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.

History[edit]

Ollur Railway Station traces its history to 1902, when Shoranur-Cochin railway line was built during the rule of Rama Varma XV of Cochin Royal Family. Britishers bought the land and the house of Moyalan Varghees for Rs.50 to construct the Ollur railway station.[1] Cochin-ShoranurRailway line was built by the Cochin Royal Family and was opened to public in 1902. On the initial years only one was railway line was there. In the year 1934, it was converted to Broad Gauge from Metre Gauge. The line at that time was constructed and maintained by erstwhile Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway, now Southern Railway.

Economy[edit]

The station is mainly used freight movement and handling. Cement wagons and rice are the main source of revenue for this station. In earlier days, the station was used to send tiles and wooden packing boxes to different parts of India. Later cement bags replaced as the preferred goods. Now, at least 500 wagons of cement bags are coming to this station monthly for the consumption of central Kerala. Ollur Railway Station has given big contributions to the growth of Thrissur District and Central Kerala. Now, this railway line in the central part of Kerala is considered as one of the busiest railway route in Kerala and handles very high traffic intensity including passenger and goods. Only 10 passenger trains stops at Ollur Railway Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ollur railway station". Thrissur Corporation. Retrieved 2010-02-16.