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Munroturuttu railway station or Mundrothuruthu railway station (Code:MQO) is an 'HG 2 Category' halt railway station, situated in between Perinad and Sasthamkotta railway stations of Kollam district in Kerala state, India. The station is coming under the Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways.[1] The nearest major rail head of Munrothuruthu railway station is Kollam Junction railway station.

Munroe Island
Mundrothuruthu
Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail station
Munroturuttu railway station, Nov 2015.jpg
Name board of Munroturuttu railway station
LocationChittumala road, Munrothuruthu, Kollam, Kerala
India
Coordinates8°59′40″N 76°36′42″E / 8.994541°N 76.611542°E / 8.994541; 76.611542
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Kayamkulam Junction-Kollam JunctionThiruvananthapuram Central
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt–grade
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMQO
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram railway division
Fare zoneIndian Railways
History
Opened1958; 61 years ago (1958)[citation needed]
Electrified25 kV AC 50 Hz
Location
Munroe Island Mundrothuruthu is located in India
Munroe Island Mundrothuruthu
Munroe Island
Mundrothuruthu
Location within India
Munroe Island Mundrothuruthu is located in Kerala
Munroe Island Mundrothuruthu
Munroe Island
Mundrothuruthu
Munroe Island
Mundrothuruthu (Kerala)

LocationEdit

Munroe Island (also called as Mundrothuruthu) is an island located at the union of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River. It was one of the old settlements of Dutch who had arrived at Kerala. This place is named as an honor to Colonel John Munro who was the Divan or the prime minister of the former Princely State of Travancore.[2] Mundrothuruthu is a tourism spot situated at the outskirts of Kollam city, about 25 km away from the city proper.[3] This backwater marvel is attracting huge number of tourists everyday.[4] The Kayal(Lake) Pradakshina Cruise operated by local boat owner are available here in Mundrothuruthu. Narrow waterways, canals, lagoons, and the islands of Pathupara are the other attractions of the Munroe Island. There are a number of coconut farms on either side of the waterways.[5]

ServicesEdit

Mundrothuruthu is well connected with various cities in India like Kollam, Trivandrum, Kochi, Thrissur, Kottayam, Alappuzha through Indian Railways.[6]

Trains having halt at the station.
No. Train No Origin Destination Train Name
1. 16341/16342 Thiruvananthapuram Central Guruvayur Intercity Express
2. 56300/56301 Kollam Junction Alappuzha Passenger
3. 56391/56392 Kollam Junction Ernakulam Passenger
4. 56305 Kottayam Kollam Junction Passenger
5. 56304 Nagercoil Junction Kottayam Passenger
6. 66300/66301 Kollam Junction Ernakulam MEMU
7. 66307/66308 Ernakulam Kollam Junction MEMU
8. 56393/56394 Kottayam Kollam Junction Passenger
9. 66302/66303 Kollam Junction Ernakulam MEMU
10. 56365/56366 Guruvayur Punalur Fast Passenger

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