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Nagercoil Junction railway station

Nagercoil Junction railway station is a railway junction in Kanyakumari district in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Nagercoil Junction
Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail
Nagercoil Junction Railway Station.JPG
Main Building of the station
LocationRailway Feeder Rd, Kottar, Nagercoil. PIN - 629 002, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
India
CoordinatesCoordinates: 8°10′26″N 77°26′38″E / 8.174°N 77.444°E / 8.174; 77.444
Elevation38 metres (125 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway Zone
Line(s)
Platforms5
Tracks11
ConnectionsAuto,Taxi Stand, Bus stand
Construction
Structure typeAt–grade
ParkingAvailable
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeNCJ
Zone(s) Southern Railway Zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram railway division
History
Opened15 April 1979; 40 years ago (1979-04-15)
Electrified25 kV AC 50 Hz
Traffic
Passengers (2014-15)8719 per day[1]
Rank9 (in Tamil nadu) 4 (in Trivandrum division)
Foundation Stone
Placard of Inaugural Function
Ananthapuri Express at stationary mode

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BackgroundEdit

Trivandrum-Nagercoil-Kanniyakumari and Tirunelveli-Nagercoil construction projects were inaugurated by the then Prime minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi on 6 September 1972. The Trivandrum-Nagercoil-Kanniyakumari line was opened on 15 April 1979. Nagercoil Junction became operational on 15 April 1979. The rail-link to Kanyakumari was established only in 1979, mainly because establishing a rail line through the district posed some challenges for the rail department and took a lot of efforts, especially the western line. The western line runs through some huge artificial ground-elevations and a number of hill-tunnels. Kanyakumari District is connected through direct train services with all leading metropolitan cities in India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. The Chennai-Nagercoil sector is the largest profit making line in south India, which brought in 346 crore (US$48 million) in 2011.[2]

LayoutEdit

The station has four platforms connecting the KanyakumariTrivandrum line (West Coast Line) of the Thiruvananthapuram railway division to the Chennai - Madurai - Nagercoil line [3]

LinesEdit

  • Tirunelveli
  • Trivandrum
  • Kanyakumari

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Re-development Data - Nagercoil Junction(NCJ)". Central Railway Zone - Indian Railways. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Chennai-Kanyakumari section emerges most profitable for third year running"
  3. ^ XI LOK SABHA DEBATES Session II, Budget Thursday, 25 July 1996/Sravana 3, 1918 (Saka)

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