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Karunagappalli railway station (Code:KPY) or Karunagappally railway station is a railway station in the Indian municipal town of Karunagappalli in Kollam district, Kerala.[1] Karunagappalli Railway Station falls under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways.[2] Karunagappally KSRTC Bus Station is only 2  km away from the station. It is one among the railway stations in kerala collecting crores of rupees through passenger tickets every year ( NSG 5 Category station ).Karunagappalli is the nearest railway station to Amritapuri. Karunagappalli is connected to various cities in India like Kollam, Trivandrum, Kochi, Calicut, Palakkad, Thrissur,Punalur, Bengaluru, Udupi, Mumbai, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Vishakapatnam, Mangalore, Pune, Salem, Coimbatore, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Hyderabad etc through Indian Railways.[3]

Karunagappalli
Southern Railways
Karunagappalli railway station.jpg
LocationEdakulangara, Karunagappalli, Kollam, Kerala
India
Coordinates9°04′02″N 76°32′39″E / 9.0672°N 76.5441°E / 9.0672; 76.5441Coordinates: 9°04′02″N 76°32′39″E / 9.0672°N 76.5441°E / 9.0672; 76.5441
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Kayamkulam Junction-Kollam JunctionThiruvananthapuram Central
Platforms3
Tracks5
Construction
Structure typeC–grade
ParkingAvailable
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeKPY
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram railway division
Fare zoneIndian Railways
History
Opened1958; 61 years ago (1958)
Electrified25 kV AC 50 Hz
Traffic
Passengers6,196 Per Day (2017-18 FY)
2.261 Million per year

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Tourist attractionsEdit

The main tourist attraction is the House boat facility in Alumkadavu which is close (only 3 km) to Karunagappally town.[4] Sree Narayana Trophy boat race, an annual boat race is organised in the Kannety (Pallickal) River, Karunagappally, during the season of Onam Festival. The famous Chinese fishing nets can be found on the banks of the lagoon. The Amritapuri ashram is also situated in Vallikavu, which is 8 km from karunagappally. Other tourist attractions are Alumkadavu Backwater, Oachira temple, Pandarathuruth Church, Sheik Masjid Mosque, Padanayarkulangara Mahadeva Temple, Thazhava, Sasthamkotta Lake etc.

Recently, Azheekal Beach is gaining popularity as a local tourist attraction and Boating (Houseboat and speedboat) available in kannetty kayal(lake) in karunagappally

Thodiyoor is the nearest village in the Railway station. In here so many lakes, Rivers and shrubs. Odayilmukk, Veluthamanal, Edakulangara, Theepatti Mukk is the nearest places.

ServicesEdit

Express trains having halt at the station.
No. Train No Origin Destination Train Name
1. 16347/16348 Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central Mangalore Express
2. 16603/16604 Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central Maveli Express
3. 16629/16630 Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central Malabar Express
4. 16301/16302 Thiruvananthapuram Central Shornur Junction Venad Express
5. 16303/16304 Thiruvananthapuram Central Ernakulam Junction Vanchinad Express
6. 16341/16342 Thiruvananthapuram Central Guruvayur Intercity Express
7. 16349/16350 Thiruvananthapuram Central Nilambur Road Rajya Rani Express
8. 16649/16650 Nagercoil Junction Mangalore Central Parasuram Express
9. 16381/16382 Mumbai CST Kanyakumari Jayanthy Janatha Express
10. 16525/16526 Bangalore City Kanyakumari Island Express
11. 16345/16346 Thiruvananthapuram Central Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Netravati Express
12. 16343/16344 Thiruvananthapuram Central madurai Junction Amritha Express
13. 18567/18568 Nagercoil Junction Mangalore Central Ernad Express
14. 18567/18568 Kollam Junction Vishakapatnam Kollam - Visakhapatnam Express
15. 17229/17230 Thiruvananthapuram Central Hyderabad Sabari Express
16. 16791/16792 Tirunelveli Junction Palakkad Palaruvi Express
Passenger trains having halt at the station
No. Train No Origin Destination Train Name
1. 56300/56301 Kollam Junction Alappuzha Passenger
2. 56391/56392 Kollam Junction Ernakulam Passenger
3. 56305 Kottayam Kollam Junction Passenger
4. 56304 Nagercoil Junction Kottayam Passenger
5. 66300/66301 Kollam Junction Ernakulam MEMU
6. 66307/66308 Ernakulam Kollam Junction MEMU
7. 56393/56394 Kottayam Kollam Junction Passenger
8. 66302/66303 Kollam Junction Ernakulam MEMU
9. 56365/56366 Guruvayur Edamann Fast Passenger

FacilitiesEdit

  • Computerised Reservation Ticket Center
  • Computerised Unreserved Ticket Center
  • Automatic ticket vending machine
  • Upper Class Passenger Waiting room
  • ATM counter SBI
  • Foot over bridge
  • Public Addressing System
  • Cattering stalls
  • Auto stand (24x7)
  • Prepaid Parking Space
  • Coach indication board
  • Wheelchairs
  • Water cooler

See alsoEdit

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