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Kottayam Railway Station

Kottayam connectivity to rail plays a vital role in framing the entire development and progress of this city. Kottayam is one of the popular cities of Kerala, hence, accessibility and connectivity of this city with other major cities of India lays the platform of its progress.

Facilities Kottayam Railway Station

Rail transportation in Kottayam is considered the backbone for industrial success and growth. Kottayam railway station is the center for facilitating rail route for both passenger and goods trains to different major cities of India. This railway was built in 1956 and extension work was completed in 1958. It is one of the busiest railway station of Southern Railway which is best fitted with modern technology and amenities that serve all the passengers and trains that passes through it.

Kottayam railway station is an important link between two big railway stations of Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram. Kottayam railway station has three platforms that are sufficient to handle all the express, passenger and goods trains that pass through it. This rail route has direct connectivity to major cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, etc. Kottayam railway station is located about 2.5 km away from the heart of the city at Nagampadam and can be contacted at the below provided details.

Kottayam, KL - 686002

Station Manager
Phone No: 562933, 563535
Enquiry 131

Reservation Office
Phone No: 569966

There are around 36 express, passenger and some special trains that pass through this railway station every day, including two passenger trains that originate from this station to Ernakulam South railway station. Details of all the major trains that pass through Kottayam railway station are:

Passenger trains that pass thorough Kottayam Railway Station

  1. Nagercoil Kottayam Passenger
  2. Kottayam Passenger
  3. Guruvayur Fast Passenger
  4. Kollam Ernakulam Passenger
  5. Kayankulam Ernakulam Passenger
  6. Kollam Ernakulam MEMU
  7. Kottayam Ernakulam Passenger

Express trains that pass thorough Kottayam Railway Station

  1. Trivandrum Mail
  2. Chennai Superfast Express
  3. Chennai Superfast Express Weekly
  4. Kerala Express
  5. Jayanthi Janatha Express
  6. Island Express
  7. Kochuveli Yeshwantpur Garib Rath
  8. Kochuveli Yesvantpur AC Express
  9. Sabari Express
  10. Himsagar Express
  11. Mangalore Express
  12. Parasuram Express
  13. Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express
  14. Malabar Express
  15. Kocuveli Dehradun Express
  16. Kocuveli Bikaner Express
  17. Kochuveli Lokmanya Tilak Garib Rath
  18. Kochuveli Hubli Super Fast Express
  19. Kochuveli Bhavnagar Express
  20. Korba Express
  21. Veraval Express
  22. Guwahati Express
  23. Trivandrum-Guwahati SuperFast Express
  24. Kannur Jan Shatabdi Express
  25. Venad Express
  26. Vanchinad Express
  27. Amritha Express
  28. Rajya Rani Express

Facilities at Kottayan Railway Station

Kottayam railway station provides several facilities to the passengers. There are dedicated counters for registering complaints, suggestion, announcement room, canteen, drinking water, etc that cater better management of huge crowd at this railway station. Apart from these facilities, some of the main facilities provided at this station are.
  • Passenger Waiting Center
  • Computerised Unreserved Ticket Center
  • Computerised Reservation Ticket Center
  • Foot over Bridge
  • IRCTC Restaurants
  • Pre Paid Autorickshaw Counter
  • Pre Paid Parking Space
  • ATM
Hence, Kottayam railway station provides best rail route to various and nearby tourist attraction places like Vagamon and Kumarakom. It is the nearest railway station to the pilgrimage locations like Vaikom, Kanjirappally and Bharananganam. There are large number of hotels that cater to the pilgrimages and travelers to this city.

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