Vatlur railway station

Vatlur railway station (station code:VAT[1]) serves the village of Vatluru in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is on the Howrah–Chennai main line around 8 km from Eluru railway station. It is under Vijayawada division of South Central Railway.[2]

Vatlur
Indian Railways station
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Vatlur railway station on a cloudy day
LocationVijayawada Road, Vatluru, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates16°24′50″N 81°14′31″E / 16.4140°N 81.242°E / 16.4140; 81.242Coordinates: 16°24′50″N 81°14′31″E / 16.4140°N 81.242°E / 16.4140; 81.242
Elevation16 metres (52 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Central Railway
Line(s)Howrah–Chennai main line
Platforms2
Tracks4
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeVAT
Zone(s) South Central Railway
Division(s) Vijayawada
History
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesMadras and Southern Mahratta Railway
Location
Vatlur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Vatlur
Vatlur
Location in Andhra Pradesh
Vatlur is located in India
Vatlur
Vatlur
Location in India

Passenger amenitiesEdit

It has two platforms, serving up and down trains. It has a general ticket booking counter. First platform has cement seatings for passengers. It also has a general waiting hall on first platform. Local passenger trains stop at this station.

ElectrificationEdit

The Visakhapatnam–Vijayawada section was completely electrified by 1997. The Howrah–Chennai route was completely electrified by 2005.[3] A SSP is built beside Vatlur railway station.

ClassificationEdit

In terms of earnings and outward passengers handled, Vatlur is categorized as a Non-Suburban Grade-6 (NSG-6) railway station.[4] Based on the re–categorization of Indian Railway stations for the period of 2017–18 and 2022–23, an NSG–6 category station earns nearly ₹1 crore and handles close to 1 million passengers.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Distances in kilometers between stations on the Nuzvid–Navabpalem section" (PDF). Indian Railways. 12 September 2009. p. 44. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Stations on the Nuzvid–Navabpalem section" (PDF). Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry. Ministry of Indian Railways. 12 September 2009. p. 6. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "IR History Part VII (2000-present)". IRFCA. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Stations – Category-wise (NEW)". Portal of Indian Railways. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Categorization of Railway Stations". Press Information Bureau. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2019.

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