Alappuzha railway station (also known as Alleppey railway station, code: ALLP) is located at Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, in Kerala, India. The station is a major station on the ù-Kayamkulam coastal railway line. It is an NSG 3 category station. The station is operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and comes under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division.[2]

Alappuzha (Alleppey)
LocationAlappuzha, Kerala, India
Coordinates9°29′05″N 76°19′20″E / 9.4846°N 76.3223°E / 9.4846; 76.3223Coordinates: 9°29′05″N 76°19′20″E / 9.4846°N 76.3223°E / 9.4846; 76.3223
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Ernakulam-Kayamkulam coastal railway line
Platforms3
Tracks6
Construction
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeALLP
Fare zoneSouthern Railway Zone
History
Opened1989; 30 years ago (1989)
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers6,536 per day[1]

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HistoryEdit

The Ernakulam South -Alappuzha coastal railway line was opened on 16 October 1989. The railway line was later extended to Kayamkulam in 1992.

LayoutEdit

Alappuzha railway station has 3 platforms to handle long distance and passenger trains.

SignificanceEdit

Alappuzha is an important tourist destination in Kerala. The backwaters of Alappuzha are one among the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala. Alappuzha is also the access point for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Alappuzha railway station thus acts as a gateway for visiting the tourist attractions in and around Alappuzha.

 
Alappuzha railway station

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Annual originating passengers and earnings for the year 2017-18 - Thiruvananthapuram Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Alappuzha Railway station to get a facelift". The Hindu. 24 April 2012.