Shoranur–Mangalore section

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Shoranur–Mangaluru section
Kannur Railway station.JPG
Overview
Type Regional rail
Status Operational
Locale Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod and Dakshina Kannada
Termini Shoranur Junction
Mangaluru Central
Stations 40+
Website [3]
Operation
Opened 1907
Owner Indian Railways
Operator(s) Palakkad Railway Division of Southern Railway zone
Technical
Line length 328 km (203.81 mi)
Track length 328 km (203.81 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification 25 kV AC 50 Hz
Route map
km
To Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section
0 Shoranur Junction
0 Shoranur B-Cabin
To Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
To Nilambur–Shoranur railway line
5 Karakkad
11 Pattambi
16 Kodumunda
20 Pallipuram
Kunthi River
26 Perssanur
30 Kuttippuram
36 Tirunnavaya
45 Tirur
53 Tanur
61 Parappanangadi
66 Valikunnu
Kadalundi River
71 Kadalundi
76 Ferok
Chaliyar River
84 Kallayi
Mampuzha River
86 Kozhikode
88 Vellayil
91 West Hill
98 Elathur
Akalapuzha
105 Chemancheri
110 Koyilandy
116 Vellarakkad
120 Tikkoti
123 Payyoli
129 Iringal
Kuttiady River
133 Vatakara
138 Nadapuram Road
142 Mukkali
145 Mahe
Mahé River
152 Jaganath Temple Gate
155 Thalassery
159 Dharmadam
Anjarakandy River
163 Edakkad
172 Kannur South
175 Kannur
182 Chirakkal
184 Valapattanam
Valapattanam River
186 Pappinisseri
192 Kannapuram
Kuppam River
199 Pazhayangadi
208 Ezhimala
Perumba River
211 Payyanur
217 Thrikaripur
221 Chandera
226 Cheruvathur
231 Nileshwar
240 Kanhangad
Chithari River
249 Bekal Fort
254 Kotikulam
Kalanad River
260 Kalanad
Chandragiri River
263 Kasaragod
Mogral River
275 Kumbla
Shiriya River
285 Uppala
292 Manjeshwar
Kerala State
Karnataka State
302 Ullal
304 Tokkottu
Netravati River
306 Nethravathi
Bunder Goods Shed
309 Mangalore Central
310 Mangalore Junction
312 Padil Bypass Cabin
To Mangalore-Bangalore Branch Line
Gurupura River
323 Jokatte
328 Thokur
To Konkan Railway Line


The Shoranur–Mangaluru section is a railway segment of IR functioning under Palakkad Division of Southern Railway Zone. This is a broad gauge electrified line which begins at the Shornur Junction railway station in Kerala and ends at the Mangaluru Central railway station in Karnataka. This line passes through major towns including Tirur, Kozhikode, Vatakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyannur, Nileshwaram, Kanhangad and Kasaragod.[1]

This line covers entire Districts of Malabar region in Kerala and terminate at Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka after crossing the Nethravathi River.

The Shoranur–Mangaluru section is a strategic route and the lifeline of Malabar's economy that inter connects the important cities of this regions and also serves as threshold to Tulu Nadu, Konkan and Mumbai from Kerala.[2]

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