Vellore Cantonment railway station

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Vellore Cantonment
வேலூர் கண்டோன்மெண்ட்
Location

Infantry Road, Cantonment, Vellore - 632001

Tamil Nadu, India
Elevation 215 metres (705 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Broad Gauge
Platforms 3
Tracks 5
Connections Taxi, Autorickshaw, Bus
Construction
Structure type Railway Station
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station code VLR
Fare zone Southern Railways
Electrified Yes

Vellore Cantonment is a railway station that serves the city of Vellore, in addition to Katpadi Junction. The station is located on Villupuram - Tirupati line. It is located at the heart of the city on Infantry road (Near Vellore Municipal Corporation).

The station was served by a meter gauge line until the dawn of this millineum. After the gauge conversion drive taken up by Southern Railways, the line has been converted to a broad gauge[1] and after gauge conversion the first train Rameswaram-Tirupati Express passed through this station on April 2011.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Since this railway station is relatively new, not many facilities exist. A light refreshment functions on platform 1.

Connections[edit]

Bus facilities connecting the other parts of city and Katpadi Junction, Vellore Town, Vellore Cantonment are available right outside the railway station. Taxis and Auto are other primary modes of transport.

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