Tirupati railway station

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Tirupati
Express train, Passenger train and Commuter rail station
TPTY Name Board.jpg
Tirupati railway station
LocationChennai-Anantpur High way 205, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates13°37′40″N 79°25′10″E / 13.6279°N 79.4194°E / 13.6279; 79.4194
Elevation150 m (492 ft)
Line(s)Gudur-Katpadi Branch line
Platforms5
Tracks8
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeTPTY
Zone(s) South Coast Railway zone
Division(s) Guntakal
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Tirupati is located in Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati
Tirupati
Location in Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati is located in India
Tirupati
Tirupati
Location in India

Tirupati railway station (station code:TPTY[1]) railway station, located in the India state of Andhra Pradesh, serves Tirupati and the regular flow of large number of pilgrims visiting Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Chittoor district. It is one best environment stations and has been awarded gold rating by the Indian Green Building Council.[2]

History[edit]

A metre gauge line of South Indian Railway Company, opened in 1891, started from Villupuram in South Arcot district and passed through Katpadi and Chittoor to Pakala.[3] The Katpadi-Gudur line, covering Tirupati, has since been converted to broad gauge.[4]

Classification[edit]

Tirupati is classified as an A1–category station in the Guntakal railway division.[5][clarification needed] It is also one among the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[6]

Structure and amenities[edit]

The station has roof top solar panels installed by the Indian railways, along with various railway stations and service buildings in the country, as a part of sourcing 500 MW solar energy.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. 2015. p. 46. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Tirupati station gets gold rating for green initiative". The Hindu. 10 April 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  3. ^ W.Francis. Gazetter of South India, Vol 1, Page 14. Google Books. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Katpadi Jn – Pakala Jn". IRFCA, 1966. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Category of Stations over Guntakal Division". South Central Railway zone. Portal of Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Solar Panels at Railway Stations". Press Information Bureau. Delhi. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  8. ^ Desk, India com News (11 April 2018). "Solar Panels Installed at Railway Stations Across Country - Full List". India.com. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

External links[edit]

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