Thivim railway station

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Thivim
Regional rail and Light rail station
Tivim Konkan Railway Station, Goa, India.jpg
View of the station
LocationSH-1 (Mapusa - Bicholim road), Thivim Bardez, North Goa, Goa
India
Coordinates15°37′51″N 73°52′37″E / 15.6307°N 73.8769°E / 15.6307; 73.8769Coordinates: 15°37′51″N 73°52′37″E / 15.6307°N 73.8769°E / 15.6307; 73.8769
Elevation23 metres (75 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byKonkan Railway
Line(s)Konkan Railway
Platforms2
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeTHVM
Zone(s) Konkan Railway
Division(s) Karwar
Fare zoneIndian Railways
History
Opened1997; 21 years ago (1997)
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Konkan Railway
Location
Thivim is located in Goa
Thivim
Thivim
Location within Goa

Thivim railway station (Station code: THVM) is one of the main railway stations for North Goa at Tivim (also called Thivim). It is part of the North South line and almost every trains do have service for this station.

Background[edit]

While the station has only two platforms, it is the most important stop for trains in North Goa. This is the alighting point for all wishing to go to any part north of the Mandovi river in Goa, the North Goa tourist belt, and the talukas of Bardez and Pernem among others.

Karmali Railway Station, some eight kilometres away from the State-capital Panjim or Panaji, is closer for those wishing to reach central Goa, including the State-capital. Margao, which the railway authorities refer to as Madgaon railway station is a bigger station, and is best connected for those wanting to reach South Goa, including the beach belt of that locality.

History[edit]

Tivim came on the rail route of India, after the building of the Konkan Railway in the 1990s. The Konkan Railway is a link between Mumbai and Mangalore on the west coast of India. It traverses a distance of 739 kilometres (459 mi) along the Western Ghats region of India, and passes through some verdant landscape. Overall, the Konkan Railway has some 91 tunnels and 171 major bridges "some of which have found mention in the record books".[1] It connects Maharashtra and Karnataka. The Konkan Railway was inaugurated on January 26, 1998.

Location[edit]

It is located just off the Mapusa-Bicholim road at Thivim, Bardez, North Goa 403502, Goa.

Infrastructure[edit]

The station comprises a single diesel BG (broad gauge) track. It is a regular station, with two platforms. It has some 38 halting trains, with no originating or terminating trains from the station.

This station lies at an elevation of 23 m above sea level, and is part of the Konkan Railway/Konkan zone, in the division of Karwar.

Services available[edit]

The Tivim/Thivim station offers the Shravan Seva, a service to help senior citizens in carrying their luggage. This is available by sending an SMS on 96640 44456 four hours in advance of the journey, with details of the PNR number, coach number and berth number of the travelling citizen (as of August 2016).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (June 2016). "Monsoon Time Table".
  2. ^ Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (June 2016). Monsoon Time Table 2016. Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. p. 29. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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