Tuticorin railway station

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Railway Station
Location N Raja St, Thoothukudi, Thootukudi district, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 8°48′22″N 78°09′19″E / 8.8060°N 78.1553°E / 8.8060; 78.1553Coordinates: 8°48′22″N 78°09′19″E / 8.8060°N 78.1553°E / 8.8060; 78.1553
Elevation 4 metre
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway Zone
Line(s) Tuticorin – Vanchi Maniyachi line.
Platforms 3
Tracks 5
Connections Taxicab stand, Auto rickshaw stand
Structure type At grade
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code TN
Zone(s) Southern Railway Zone
Division(s) Madurai
Closed No
Rebuilt No
Electrified Yes
Route map
Up arrowto Virudhunagar Junction
0 Vanchi Maniyachchi Junction
Left arrowto Tirunelveli Junction
13 Pandiyapuram
22 Kailasapuram
24 Tattapparai
41 Milavittan
53 Tuti Melur
122 Thoothukudi
Tuticorin Port Trust siding

Thoothukudi railway station is a train station connecting the city of Thoothukudi in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The station belongs to the Madurai railway division, a part of Southern Railway Zone.[1]

Location and layout[edit]

South of the Thoothukudi train station is the Chinna Koil and the bishop's house both in quick succession and only a minute's walk from the station.

The Beach Road, one of the city's important thoroughfares is at a throw-away distance from the station where important landmarks such as the lady of Snows Church, The Holy Trinity Church, The Tuticorin fishing Harbour, The Tamil Nadu Maritime Academy, The Government travel Bungalow and The Roach Park all lie.

The Tuticorin Port is located about 8 kilometers from the station and the nearest airport is the Thoothukudi Airport situated 18 kilometers away.

The station is a part of the Tuticorin – Vanchi Maniyachi section and the next nearest station is the Thoothukudi-Melur train station situated 2 km away.

The station is a terminal station and there are currently 3 platforms for handling passenger traffic and another platform that serves as an pit lane for trains.


The station has computerised reservation center, ATM's, dormitories, cloak room and magazine kiosks.[2] Also it has pitline maintenance facility for cleaning and maintenance of rail coaches.[3]


  1. ^ "Madurai Division System Map" (PDF). Southern Railway. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Facilities at Tuticorin railway station assessed". The Hindu. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Expedite pit line, coach maintenance yard works". The Hindu. Tuticorin. 9 December 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 

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