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Kottayam railway station

Owned by  Indian Railways
Tracks  5
Owner  Indian Railways
Operated by  Southern Railway zone
Opened  1956
Platforms in use  4 (Including Goodshed)
Kottayam railway station
Location  Nagampadam, Kottayam, Kottayam District, Kerala India
Line(s)  Kollam Junction-Kayamkulam Junction-Kottayam-Ernakulam Junction
Connections  Nagampadam Bus Stand, Autorikshaw Stand, Taxi Stand
Address  Nagampadam, Kottayam, Kerala 686002
Similar  Chengannur railway station, Kollam Junction railway st, Tiruvalla railway station, Kayamkulam Junction railway st, Thrissur railway station

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Kottayam railway station is located in Kottayam, Kerala state, India. Kottayam railway station is managed by Southern Railway. Kottayam lies on the busy rail route between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam. The station is served by several long distance trains connecting most major cities in the country on a daily basis like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Bhopal, Pune and Mangalore.

Kottayam railway station


History

The works for the meter gauge project between Ernakulam and Kollam commenced on 24 December 1952. The meter gauge railway line from Ernakulam to Kottayam was completed in 1956 and was formally inaugurated on October 1956. The meter gauge line was later extended to Kollam on 1958 and was inaugurated on 6 January 1958.

Layout

Kottayam railway station has 3 platforms for handling long distance and passenger trains.A railway goods shed is also situated at the station.The station is located at Nagampadam which is at a distance of 2.5 km from Kottayam town.

Significance

Kottayam railway station is the nearest railway station which caters to famous tourist destinations like Kumarakom, Vagamon and pilgrimage sites Bharananganam, Kanjirappally and Vaikom Temple.Kottayam railway station is also used by pilgrims going to Sabarimala temple. During Sabarimala pilgrim (Mandala) season, state transport bus operates from this station.

References

Kottayam railway station Wikipedia


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