Alappuzha railway station

Alappuzha railway station (also known as Alleppey railway station, code: ALLP) is located at Alappuzha, Kerala, India. The station is a major station on the Ernakulam–Kayamkulam coastal line. It is an NSG 3 category station. The station is operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and comes under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division.[2]

Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Alappuzha Railway Station Entance.jpg
LocationAlappuzha, Kerala, India
Coordinates9°29′05″N 76°19′20″E / 9.4846°N 76.3223°E / 9.4846; 76.3223Coordinates: 9°29′05″N 76°19′20″E / 9.4846°N 76.3223°E / 9.4846; 76.3223
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Ernakulam–Kayamkulam coastal line
Platforms3
Tracks6
Construction
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeALLP
Fare zoneSouthern Railway zone
History
Opened1989; 33 years ago (1989)
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
6,536 per day[1]

HistoryEdit

The Ernakulam SouthAlappuzha coastal railway line was opened on 16 October 1989. The railway line was later extended to Kayamkulam in 1992.

LayoutEdit

Alappuzha railway station has 3 platforms to handle long distance and passenger trains. Escalators inaugurated at PF#1 of Alappuzha Railway station[3]

SignificanceEdit

Alappuzha is an important tourist destination in Kerala. The backwaters of Alappuzha are one among the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala. Alappuzha is also the access point for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Alappuzha railway station thus acts as a gateway for visiting the tourist attractions in and around Alappuzha.

 
Alappuzha railway station

Important trains originating from AlappuzhaEdit

The following trains starting from Alappuzha station:

Train no. Train name
13351/13352 Dhanbad–Alappuzha Express
18189/18190 Tatanagar–Alappuzha Express
22639/22640 Alappuzha–Chennai Express
16307/16308 Alappuzha–Kannur Express

FacilitiesEdit

An integrated security system was installed at the station in 2012 featuring baggage scanners, CCTVs and vehicle scanners.[4]

  • Reservation counters are open between 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Retirement rooms (transit lodging facility)
  • Parcel booking office
  • Railway Mailing service (RMS) office
  • Railway Protection Force - Circle office
  • IRCTC restaurant
  • ATMs
  • Pre-paid autorikshaw counters[5]
  • Pre-paid parking space[6]
  • Escalator and elevator systems[7]

ATMsEdit

The following bank-ATMs are available at the railway station:

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Annual originating passengers and earnings for the year 2017-18 - Thiruvananthapuram Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Alappuzha Railway station to get a facelift". The Hindu. 24 April 2012.
  3. ^ https://mobile.twitter.com/TVC138/status/969101286590136320[bare URL]
  4. ^ "50 CCTVs at railway station". The Hindu. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Prepaid auto service launched". The Hindu. 1 September 2009. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Protest against high parking fee at railway station". The Hindu. 24 January 2010. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  7. ^ "A new step in Kozhikode railway station's journey to world-class status". The Hindu. 4 October 2013.