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Kayamkulam Junction railway station

Kayamkulam Junction railway station (Station code: KYJ) is a railway station in Kerala, located at Kayamkulam, Alappuzha District. It is an NSG 3 category station.It stands at the junction of three lines- south towards Thiruvananthapuram via Kollam, north towards Ernakulam via Alappuzha and north-east towards Ernakulam Junction/Ernakulam Town via Kottayam. The station is located at a distance of 1.7 km from Kayamkulam town, near to Kayamkulam-Punalur Road (KP road).In 2018, the rail wi-fi broad-band connection has been introduced in Kayamkulam.

Kayamkulam Junction

കായംകുളം ജംഗ്ഷൻ
Regional rail & Light rail station
Kayamkulam Railway Station.jpg
LocationKayamkulam, Kerala, India
Coordinates9°10′57″N 76°30′46″E / 9.1825°N 76.5128°E / 9.1825; 76.5128Coordinates: 9°10′57″N 76°30′46″E / 9.1825°N 76.5128°E / 9.1825; 76.5128
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Ernakulam–Kayamkulam coastal railway line, Ernakulam-Kottayam-Kayamkulam line, Kayamkulam-Kollam line
Platforms5
Tracks6
Construction
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeKYJ
Fare zoneSouthern Railway zone
History
Opened1958; 60 years ago (1958)
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers8706 per Day (2016-17 FY)

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HistoryEdit

Kayamkulam rail link came into existence in 1958 when Kollam -Kottayam railway line was inaugurated. The railway station was upgraded to a junction station in 1992 when the rail link via Alappuzha to Ernakulam was inaugurated.

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This station has 5 platforms and 6 tracks to handle long distance, local and goods trains.

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