Nemom railway station

Nemom Railway Terminal also known as Thiruvananthapuram South Terminus, (Code:NEM) is one of the five railway stations serving the city of Trivandrum in the state of Kerala, India.[1]

Nemom railway terminus
Regional rail and Light rail station
LocationNemom, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
India
Coordinates8°27′14″N 77°00′38″E / 8.454°N 77.0105°E / 8.454; 77.0105
Elevation28 metres (92 ft)
Line(s)Thiruvananthapuram–Nagercoil–Kanyakumari line
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
ParkingYes
Disabled accessDisabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeNEM
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram
History
Opened1979
Rebuilt2019
ElectrifiedYes
Route map
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Location
Nemom railway station is located in Kerala
Nemom railway station
Nemom railway station
Location in Kerala

Nemom is in the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway zone of Indian Railways. It was established on 1979 and proposed as a satellite terminal for Thiruvananthapuram central.

Train operating centreEdit

Indian Railways have finalized a proposal for setting up an operating centre in Nemom, for trains starting from and terminating in Thiruvananthapuram Central. All coach maintenance activities performed at Thiruvananthapuram Central proposed to be transferred to Nemom once operating centre is commissioned.[2] Railways propose to set up 10 pit lines for maintenance of 30 trains, 12 stabling lines, sick lines and staff quarters at Nemom.[3][4]

Proposed new passenger terminalEdit

The Ministry of Railways, in its budget for fiscal year 2011–2012, announced to develop Nemom as second satellite passenger terminal to Thiruvananthapuram Central. Thiruvananthapuram will thus become first city in Kerala to have two satellite stations. Nemom will soon be developed as a full-fledged Passenger Terminus (Coaching Terminal) with 5 platforms and will act as a terminus station for trains coming to Thiruvananthapuram Central, thereby reducing rush/congestion in the station.

An amount of Rs. 77.30 crores have been allotted for the first phase of the new Terminal, as per Shri O. Rajagopal M.L.A., as reported by the media including The Hindu.[5]

It is also proposed to lay one more track between Nemom and Kochuveli to ease the traffic in this corridor. This stretch will become the first in the state to have a three-line service.[6]

A new rail line is expected to connect Nemom with Vizhinjam port. Extension of proposed Sabari rail line from Erumely via Pathanamthitta, Punalur, Nedumanagadu is expected to connect with proposed Nemom terminal. The station is on the way for renaming to Thiruvananthapuram South Terminal.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "₹77.3 cr for coaching terminal, says MLA". The Hindu. 10 February 2018.

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