Tenali Junction railway station

Tenali Junction railway station (station code:TEL[1]) is an Indian Railways station in Tenali of Andhra Pradesh. It is administered under Vijayawada railway division of South Coast Railway zone (formerly South Central Railway zone).[2]

Tenali Junction
Commuter, Inter-city and Regional rail station
Tenali railway station main entrance.jpg
Tenali railway station main entrance
LocationTenali, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates16°14′33″N 80°38′24″E / 16.24252°N 80.63993°E / 16.24252; 80.63993
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byIndian Railways
Tracks8 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge
Structure typeStandard (on ground)
Disabled accessDisabled access
Other information
Station codeTEL
Zone(s) SCoR
Division(s) Vijayawada
ClassificationNon-Suburban Grade-3 (NSG-3)
Opened1899 (1899)
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
toward ?
Delhi–Chennai line
toward ?
toward ?
Howrah–Chennai main line
toward ?
toward ?
Guntur–Tenali sectionTerminus
TerminusTenali–Repalle branch line
toward ?
Tenali Junction is located in India
Tenali Junction
Tenali Junction
Location in Andhra Pradesh
Tenali Junction is located in Andhra Pradesh
Tenali Junction
Tenali Junction
Location in India


The VijayawadaChennai Central link was established in 1899.[3] The Howrah–Chennai main line was constructed by Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway and was opened in January 1916.[4][5] The Vijayawada–Tenali section was electrified in 1979–80.[6]


In terms of earnings and outward passengers handled, Tenali is categorized as a Non-Suburban Grade-3 (NSG-3) railway station.[7] Based on the re–categorization of Indian Railway stations for the period of 2017–18 and 2022–23, an NSG–3 category station earns between ₹120₹200 crore and handles 15–25 million passengers.[8] The station serves about 10 lakh passengers, over 250 express and 170 freight trains every day.[4] On 1 November 1899, the broad-gauge line was constructed between Vijayawada and Chennai, making rail journey between Chennai, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Howrah, New Delhi and Hyderabad possible. Tenali Junction is main station in the Tenali city and is one of the busiest railway stations in Andhra Pradesh. The city also has 4 local stations of Anglakuduru, Chinnaravur, Kolakaluru, Valiveru these are served as satellite stations of Tenali.

Structure and amenitiesEdit

The modernization of the station was taken by providing new escalators, lifts etc.[9] SCR installed Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) in the station.[10]


  1. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. 2015. p. 46. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Statement showing Category-wise No.of stations" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. 28 January 2016. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ "IR History:Early days II". 1870–1899. IRFCA. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. ^ Somerset Playne, J. W. Bond and Arnol Wright (2004). Southern India: Its history, people, commerce and industrial resources. page 724. Asian Educational Services. ISBN 9788120613447. Retrieved 13 March 2013.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Time Line and Milestones of Events". South Central Railway. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Stations – Category-wise (NEW)". Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Categorization of Railway Stations". Press Information Bureau. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  9. ^ Bachan Jeet Singh, S (24 December 2012). "Escalators, lifts at 14 railway stations". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  10. ^ "SCR introduces mobile paper ticketing facility in 38 stations".

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