Udhagamandalam railway station

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Udagamandalam
உதகமண்டலம்
Light rail
Ooty railway station.jpg
Location India
Coordinates 11°24′19″N 76°41′46″E / 11.4053°N 76.6962°E / 11.4053; 76.6962Coordinates: 11°24′19″N 76°41′46″E / 11.4053°N 76.6962°E / 11.4053; 76.6962
Elevation 2,200 metres (7,200 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway zone
Line(s) Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Platforms 2[1]
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code UAM
Fare zone Indian Railways
History
Opened 1908; 110 years ago (1908)

Udagamandalam railway station is a terminus station in Ooty, Tamil Nadu.[2] The terminus is a part of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a World Heritage Site.[3]

History[edit]

The station was opened in year 1908, when Nilgiri Mountain Railway line was extended to Udagamandalam.[2] The railway code for Udagamandalam is UAM.[4]

The heritage Nilgiri Mountain railway takes almost two hours of journey to travel down to town of Mettupalayam in Coimbatore at the foothill of Nilgiri mountains.[4]

See also[edit]

Media related to Udhagamandalam railway station at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indiarailinfo - UAM". Indiarailinfo. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Correspondent, Special (16 October 2006). "Ooty celebrates Mountain Railway Day". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Vydhianathan, S. (12 October 2008). "Celebrations to mark centenary of Nilgiri Mountain Railway". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Nilgiri Mountain Railway time table