Kundara railway station

Kundara railway station (Code: KUV) is a railway station (NSG 6 category) in the historic industrial town of Kollam, Kundara, Kerala.[2] Kundara railway station falls under the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway zone, Indian Railways.[3] The station is one of two railway stations in the industrial town of Kundara.[4] Other one is Kundara East railway station.

Kundara
Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail station
General information
LocationElampalloor, Kundara, Kollam, Kerala
India
Coordinates8°57′37″N 76°40′41″E / 8.9603°N 76.6781°E / 8.9603; 76.6781
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Kollam–Sengottai branch line
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt–grade
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeKUV
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Madurai
Fare zoneIndian Railways
History
Opened1904; 118 years ago (1904)
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
2017–18744 per day[1]
2,71,601 per year
Location
Kundara is located in India
Kundara
Kundara
Location within India
Kundara is located in Kerala
Kundara
Kundara
Kundara (Kerala)

Indian Railways connects Kundara with various cities in India like Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, Madurai & with various towns like Punalur, Paravur, Kottarakkara, Kayamkulam, Karunagappalli, Varkala, Neyyattinkara & Kanyakumari. The nearest railway stations are Chandanathoppe and Kundara East.[5]

SignificanceEdit

Kundara railway station has gained significance because of proximity to Kundara Ceramics Limited, Kollam Technopark, Aluminium Industries Limited (ALIND), Kerala Electrical and Allied Engineering Co. Ltd. (KEL), Lakshmi Starch Ltd., etc. All the trains passing through stop at the station.[6][7]

ServicesEdit

Train Number Source Destination Name/Type
56715 Punalur Kanyakumari Passenger
56332 Kollam Junction Punalur Passenger
56331 Punalur Kollam Junction Passenger
56334 Kollam Junction Punalur Passenger
56700 Madurai Punalur Passenger
56333 Punalur Kollam Junction Passenger
56336 Kollam Junction Punalur Passenger
56365 Guruvayur Punalur Fast Passenger
56335 Punalur Kollam Junction Passenger
56701 Punalur Madurai Passenger
56366 Punalur Guruvayur Fast Passenger
56338 Kollam Junction Punalur Passenger
56716 Kanyakumari Punalur Passenger
56337 Punalur Kollam Junction Passenger

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Annual originating passengers & earnings for the year 2017-18 - Madurai Division" (PDF). Southern Railway. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ Train Timings-Kundara Railway Station
  3. ^ Kerala to conduct survey of 14 railway overbridges
  4. ^ Major train accident averted at Kundara
  5. ^ Kundara Railway Station
  6. ^ Punalur-Kanyakumari Train Service Begins
  7. ^ Punalur-Guruvayur train flagged off