Kanniyakumari railway station

KANYAKUMARI railway station (formerly known as Cape Comorin railway station, station code: CAPE) is a railway terminus of the Indian Railways serving the coastal city of KANYAKUMARI in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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Express train & Passenger train station
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A platform of the station
LocationNational Highway 44, KANYAKUMARI, Tamil Nadu,
Coordinates8°5′16″N 77°32′48″E / 8.08778°N 77.54667°E / 8.08778; 77.54667
Elevation36 metres (118 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Thiruvananthapuram–NAGERCOIL –KANYAKUMARI railway line
Platforms4
Tracks6
ConnectionsTaxi stand, Auto rickshaw stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
Disabled accessDisabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning (doubling)
Station codeCAPE
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram
ElectrifiedYes
Location
KANYAKUMARI is located in India
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Location within India
KANYAKUMARI is located in Tamil Nadu
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KANYAKUMARI (Tamil Nadu)

AdministrationEdit

It is a part of the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of Southern Railway zone. It's the southernmost railway station in India. The Kanyakumari rail station is located in the heart of Kanniyakumari and is only 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) away from Kanniyakumari beach.

ServicesEdit

Several express trains connect Kanyakumari with the rest of India. Two of the longest trains operated by the Indian Railways — Dibrugarh–Kanyakumari Vivek Express 4,283 kilometres (2,661 mi) and Himsagar Express 3,789 kilometres (2,354 mi) depart from here. It has daily trains to Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai as well as direct trains for Rameswaram, New Delhi, Howrah, Jammu, Dibrugarh, Thiruvananthapuram and other cities.

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