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Aluva or Alwaye is one of the important railway stations in Kerala and also the second busiest station in the Indian state of Kerala in terms of number of trains after Thrissur Railway Station. It is an A grade station under Thiruvananthapuram railway division.It is the only railway station for Idukki District because there are no railway lines in Idukki District.[2][3] It lies in the Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section of Thiruvananthapuram railway division.

Aluva
Alwaye
Station of Shoranur – Cochin Harbour section and Southern Railways.
Aluva Railway Station.JPG
A view of Aluva Station. Four platforms are visible.
LocationGoodshed Road, Aluva, Kerala
Coordinates10°06′29″N 76°21′22″E / 10.108°N 76.356°E / 10.108; 76.356Coordinates: 10°06′29″N 76°21′22″E / 10.108°N 76.356°E / 10.108; 76.356
Elevation12 m
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Platforms3
Tracks6
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
Platform levels1
Other information
Station codeAWY
Fare zoneSouthern Railways
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers12,582 per day[1]
Route map
km
Up arrow
 Left arrow Kozhikode 
Shoranur Junction
 Palakkad Junction Right arrow 
1 Bharathapuzha Halt
Bharathappuzha
Up arrowPGT limits
Down arrowTVC limits
4 Vallathol Nagar
8 Mullurkara
17 Wadakkanchery
24 Mulankunnathukavu
UpperLeft arrow
31 Punkunnam
33 Thrissur
40 Ollur
47 Pudukad
Karuvannur River
50 Nellayi
57 Irinjalakuda
63 Chalakudi
Chalakudy River
65 Divine Nagar
69 Koratty
74 Karukutty
78 Angamaly
84 Chovvara
Periyar (river)
88 Aluva
94 Kalamassery
98 Edappally
104 Ernakulam Town
LowerRight arrow to Kottayam
106 Ernakulam C Cabin
107 Ernakulam Junction
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Aluva is an important halting stop for all passenger trains passing through the region except Rajadhani Express and a few super fast trains. This is a convenient station to alight for passengers traveling to Kalamassery, North Paravur, Idukki District, Kodungallur, Perumbavoor, Kakkanad, Kizhakkambalam, Kothamangalam and Muvattupuzha. It also serves passengers to and from Cochin International Airport. Aluva station boasts of being the busiest railway station in Ernakulam District surpassing the North and South railway stations in the heart of the Ernakulam city. This is because irrespective of Kottayam/Alappuzha route, almost all south-bound trains stop here, while it is not the case with Ernakulam Town railway station(for Kottayam-bound trains) and Ernakulam Junction(for trains towards Alappuzha) stations.

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LayoutEdit

Aluva railway station has 3 platforms to handle long distance and passenger trains and 1 platform to handle cargo. There is one entrance presently[when?] a secondary entrance is being planned.

RevenueEdit

Aluva railway station is a high revenue earning station for Thiruvananthapuram rail division. In the financial year 2011-12 it earned 320749989 rupees, the highest after Thiruvananthapuram Central, Ernakulam Junction, Thrissur, Ernakulam Town, Kollam Junction and Kottayam, which are stations located at any of the District Headquarters in the state.

Trains passing through Aluva railway stationEdit

Train No: Origin Destination Train name
16042/16041 Alappuzha Chennai Alappuzha Express
13352/13351 Alappuzha Dhanbad Tata Express
16307/16308 Alappuzha Kannur Alappuzha Kannur Express
16341/16342 Guruvayur Thiruvananthapuram Central Guruvayur Thiruvananthapuram Express
12512/12511 Thiruvananthapuram Central Gorakhpur Junction Raptisagar SF Express
12625/12626 Thiruvananthapuram Central New Delhi Kerala Express
16302/16301 Thiruvananthapuram Central Shornur Junction Venad Express
16326/16325 Thiruvananthapuram Central Indore Junction Ahilyanagari Express
16332/16331 Thiruvananthapuram Central Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Express
16346/16345 Thiruvananthapuram Central Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Netravathi Express
16604/16603 Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Maveli Express
16316/16315 Kochuveli Bangalore Kochuveli Bangalore Express
19577/19578 Tirunelveli Happa Happa Express
12788/12787 Tirunelveli Bilaspur Bilaspur Superfast Express
16128/16127 Guruvayur Chennai Egmore Guruvayur Express
16606/16605 Nagercoil Mangalore Ernad Express
12507/12508 Thiruvananthapuram Central Guwahati Thiruvananthapuram Guwahati Super Fast Express
12617/12618 Ernakulam South H.Nizamudin Mangala Lakshadweep Express
12645/12646 Ernakulam South H.Nizamudin Millenium Express
16865/16866 Ernakulam South Karaikal Tea Garden Express
16305/16306 Ernakulam South Kannur Intercity Express
16307/16308 Ernakulam South Kannur Executive Express
12678/12677 Ernakulam South Bangalore Intercity Express
12683/12684 Ernakulam South Bangalore Superfast Express
22607/22608 Ernakulam South Bangalore Superfast Express
10216/10215 Ernakulam South Madgon Madagon Express
16309/16310 Ernakulam South Patna Patna Express
16359/16360 Ernakulam South Patna Patna Express
16337/16338 Ernakulam South Okha Okha Express
12522/12521 Ernakulam South Barauni Raptisagar Express
11098/11097 Ernakulam South Pune Poorna Express
12977/12978 Ernakulam South Ajmer Marusagar Express
22816/22817 Ernakulam South Bilaspur Bilaspur Express
16649/16650 Mangalore Nagercoil Parasuram Express
17229/17230 Thiruvananthapuram Central Hyderabad Sabari Express
16381/16382 Mumbai CST Kanyakumari Jayanthi Janatha Express
16525/16526 Kanyakumari Bangalore Island Express
12623/12624 Chennai Thiruvananthapuram Central Thiruvananthapuram Mail
12257/12258 Kochuveli Yeswantpur Yeswantpur Express
16629/16630 Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Malabar Express
16347/16348 Trivandrum Mangalore Mangalore Express
16343/16344 Thiruvananthapuram Central Palakkad Town Amritha Express
16327/16328 Korba Thiruvananthapuram Central Korba Express
16317/16318 Kanyakumari Jammutawi Himsagar Express
16311/16312 Kochuveli Bikaner Kochuveli Bikaner express
12515/12516 Thiruvananthapuram Central Guwahati Thiruvananthapuram Guwahati Superfast Express
12659/12660 Nagercoil shalimar Gurudev Express
16333/16334 Thiruvananthapuram Central Veraval Veraval Express
16335/16336 Gandhidham Nagercoil Nagercoil Gandhidham Express
16302/16301 Thiruvananthapuram Central Shoranur Junction Venad Express
12075/12076 Thiruvananthapuram Central Kozhikode Janshatabdi Express
22633/22634 Thiruvananthapuram Central Nizamuddin Nizamuddin SF Express
18567/18568 Kollam Junction Vishakapatanam Kollam - Visakhapatnam Express

Passenger trains passing through Aluva railway stationEdit

Train No: Origin Destination
56608 Ernakulam South Shoranur
56606 Ernakulam South Shoranur
66612 Ernakulam South Palakad Jn (MEMU)
56375 Ernakulam South Guruvayur
56370 Ernakulam South Guruvayur
56606 Ernakulam South Guruvayur
56363 Ernakulam South Nilambur
56366 Punalur Guruvayur
56608 Ernakulam South Guruvayur

DemandsEdit

[by whom?]

  • Modernization of existing rail terminal
  • Opening of new entrance at the western side
  • Increasing parking facility for cars in existing terminal and in demanding new entrance at the western side
  • Modification of Platform 4
  • Extension of Ernakulam - Thiruvananthapuram express to Aluva
  • Extension of Ernakulam bound passenger trains(from Kollam, Kayamkulam, Kottayam and Alappuzha) to Aluva
  • Extension of Kozhikode -Thrissur passenger train to aluva
  • Escalators at platforms
  • LED displays at the terminal
  • Transfer of goods yard to Chowara
  • Opening of passenger amenities centre
  • Stoppage for Kochuveli - Amritsar Express
  • Stoppage for Thiruvananthapuram Central - Nizamudin Express
  • Stoppage for Kochuveli - Porbandhar Express
  • Stoppage for Kochuveli - Dehradun Express
  • Stoppage for Ernakulam - Pune Express
  • Stoppage for Thiruvananthapuram Central - Chennai Superfast
  • Stoppage for Thiruvananthapuram Central - Chennai Express
  • Stoppage for Kochuveli - Hubli Express
  • Stoppage for Thiruvananthapuram - Kannur Jan Shatabdi Express

(the stoppages for Amritsar, Dehradun, Nizamuddin and Porbandar expresses would decrease the efficiency of these services as they are the fastest trains through Kerala)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Re-development Data – Aluva(AWY)". Central Railway Zone – Indian Railways. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Arrivals at AWY/Aluva (Alwaye)". India Rail Info.
  3. ^ "Departures from AWY/Aluva (Alwaye)". India Rail Info.