Kollam Junction railway station

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Kollam Junction
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From Top: Entrance of Kollam Junction Railway Station, A MEMU train at Kollam railway station, foot overbridge, name board of the station, Kollam MEMU Shed building
General information
Other namesQuilon Junction
Location Kollam, Kollam District, Kerala
India
Coordinates 8°53′10″N76°35′42″E / 8.8860°N 76.5951°E / 8.8860; 76.5951
Elevation6.74 metres (22.1 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway zone
Line(s) QLN–TVC
QLNERS (via ALLP and KTYM)
QLN–SCT (via PUU)
Platforms6 (1A,1,2,3,4,5)
Tracks17
ConnectionsAiga railtransportation 25.svg, BSicon BUS2.svg
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
Platform levels01
Parking BSicon PARKING.svg (T1: 100+ cars, T2: 750 cars)
Bicycle facilities BSicon BICYCLE.svg
Accessible Wheelchair symbol.svg
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeQLN
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram
ClassificationNSG-3
History
OpenedJune 1, 1904;119 years ago (1904-06-01)
Electrified2001;23 years ago (2001)
25 kV AC 50 Hz
Previous namesQuilon Junction railway station
Key dates
1902:-
1 Jun 1904:-
1 Jan 1918:-
6 Jan 1958:-
23 Nov 1975:-
2001:-
10 May 2010:-
1 Dec 2013:-
2 Mar 2019
Goods trains service started
Station with MG line opened
Quilon–Chala service started
Became a Junction railway station
BG services to Ernakulam started
Line electrification completed
KollamPunalur BG line opened
Kollam MEMU Shed opened
Terminal-2 opened
Passengers
2018–1923,479 per day [1]
Rank4 (in Kerala)
3 (in Trivandrum division)
Services
Preceding station Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Indian Railways Following station
Perinad Southern Railway zone Eravipuram
Kilikollur
towards Sengottai
Location
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Kollam Junction railway station
Location within Kollam
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Kollam Junction railway station
Kollam Junction railway station (Kerala)
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Kollam Junction railway station (India)
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Interactive map

Kollam Junction railway station (station code: QLN [2] ) is an NSG–3 category Indian railway station in Thiruvananthapuram railway division of Southern Railway zone. [3] ) It is a junction station situated in the city of Kollam in Kerala, India. It is the second largest railway station in Kerala in terms of area and largest in terms of number of tracks and one of the oldest railway stations in the state. It is also the second busiest railway station in Kerala in terms of trains handled per day. World's third longest railway platform is situated at Kollam railway station. [4] [5] [6]

Contents

Kollam Junction lies on Kollam–Thiruvananthapuram trunk line. It is operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and comes under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division. The annual passenger ticket revenue of Kollam railway station is 64.23 crore (equivalent to 90 croreorUS$11 million in 2023) and 23,048 is the daily ridership through this station. [7] It is one among the few railway stations in Kerala having two terminals with ticket counter facility. Three express trains have been originating from Kollam Junction railway station to South Indian cities of Chennai and Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam–Kollam Express (weekly), [8] Anantapuri Express (daily) [9] and Chennai Egmore–Kollam Junction Express (daily). [10]

History

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Kollam railway station in 1905

Kollam was the fifth city in Kerala to be connected to the nascent Indian Railways. The idea of a rail link from Chennai to Kollam, then the trading capital of the Travancore Kingdom was first conceived in 1873. The line was sanctioned by the Madras Presidency in 1899 and a survey completed in 1900. The railway line was built jointly by South Indian railway, Travancore state and the Madras Presidency. Kollam's (Anglicized Quilon) railway station was built in 1904 by Sree Moolam Tirunal Rama Varma, Maharaja of Travancore. It was the ruler's desire to create a rail link between Quilon, the then commercial capital of his State and Madras. [11] The metre-gauge line from Quilon to Punalur was inaugurated on 1 June 1904. The Quilon-Sengottai railway line was inaugurated on 26 November 1904. The meter gauge line was later extended to Chala at Trivandrum via Paravur and Varkala and inaugurated on 4 January 1918 [12] Fund allotted for the extension of meter gauge railway line from Quilon to Ernakulam via Kottayam on 1952 and is inaugurated on 6 January 1958. [13] [14] The metre-gauge lines between Kollam and Ernakulam were converted to broad gauge in 1975 and inaugurated on 13 September 1976. The broad gauge conversion between the Punalur and Quilon sections was inaugurated on 12 May 2010.

There was once a 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) metre-gauge line connecting Quilon Junction and Ashramam Maidan. During the inauguration of the Kollam-Punalur metre-gauge line in 1904, parts of locomotives which were to be used for Quilon–Schencottah line were shipped to Quilon Port from Tuticorin Port. They were assembled at the Ashramam Maidan, which was an open ground. The line was laid to carry these locomotives to the main station. The line was dismantled in 2000 to allow for city expansion. There was also a turntable in Kollam Junction railway station till 2015. Indian Railways removed it to pave way for the developments related to MEMU Shed. [15]

Layout

There are a total of 17 tracks in the Kollam railway station, 2 lines are passing through the MEMU shed. The station has 6 platforms for handling long distance, passenger, MEMU & goods trains. The platform 1 is divided into two sections. Platform 1A handles the trains to PunalurSengottai line and platform 1 handles trains towards Trivandrum Central. The platform 1 and 1A together have a length of 1,180.5 m making them together the third longest railway platform in India. [16] The station has an MEMU shed which is situated near to Platform 1A. An FCI godown owned and operated by Food Corporation of India is also situated near Kollam junction.

Location

Surrounding transport hubs:

Annual passenger earnings

The annual passenger earnings from Kollam railway station shows a steady growth for several decades. [17]

Passenger earnings
YearEarnings
(in crores)
Variation
2011–12 38.2105 crore (US$4.8 million)NA
2012–13 43.8898 crore (US$5.5 million)Increase2.svg 5.6793 crore (US$710,000)
2013–14 49.5695 crore (US$6.2 million)Increase2.svg 5.6797 crore (US$710,000)
2014–15 56.2797 crore (US$7.0 million)Increase2.svg 6.7102 crore (US$840,000)
2015–16 60.4467 crore (US$7.6 million)Increase2.svg 4.167 crore (US$520,000)
2016–17 60.7804 crore (US$7.6 million)Increase2.svg 0.3337 crore (US$42,000) [18] [19]
2017–18 64.2310 crore (US$8.0 million)Increase2.svg 3.4506 crore (US$430,000) [20]
2018–19 67.4538 crore (US$8.4 million)Increase2.svg 3.2228 crore (US$400,000) [21]
2019–20 68.2169 crore (US$8.5 million)Increase2.svg 0.7631 crore (US$96,000) [22]
2020–21 13.5656 crore (US$1.7 million)Decrease2.svg 54.6513 crore (US$6.8 million) [23]
2021–22 43.3557 crore (US$5.4 million)Increase2.svg 29.7901 crore (US$3.7 million)
2022–23 84.8381 crore (US$11 million)Increase2.svg 41.4824 crore (US$5.2 million) [24]

MEMU Shed

Kollam MEMU Shed is constructed at a cost of 40.68 crore (US$5.1 million), for Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) rakes. It was formally commissioned on 1 December 2013, five years after its completion. [25] Now the railways is operating three pairs of KollamErnakulam (via Alappuzha and Kottayam) [26] via both the routes and a KollamKanyakumari [27] (via Trivandrum, Nagercoil) & Kollam - Punalur services from Kollam. Kollam MEMU Shed is the largest MEMU Shed in Kerala, which is equipped with most modern facilities.

Services

There are four express train services originating from Kollam Junction, viz., Kollam–Visakhapatnam Express, [28] Anantapuri Express, Kollam Junction–Chennai Egmore Express and Kollam–Tirupati Express. The services connect Chennai Egmore, Tirupati and Visakhapatnam cities with Kollam. [29]

Major trains halting at Kollam Junction

Future

Kollam Junction is one among the 25 stations in the country selected for first phase redevelopment at international standards along with Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town stations.

The modernization works of the old terminal including works for lifts, escalators, new air conditioned waiting area etc. has been initiated in the railway station will be completed with in 19 months . [30] [31]

Google's High-speed Wi-Fi service

Kollam is among the first 100 railway stations in India selected for providing high-speed Wi-Fi services by Google, named as ‘Project Nilgiri’. There are 5 railway stations from Kerala in the initial stage. [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] The service inaugurated at Kollam station on 26 December 2016 by Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister of India, through video conferencing. [37] [38] [39] [40] [41]

Kollam Junction to get modernization of international standards

On 18 September 2019, Indian Railways assured the modernization of Kollam Junction railway station to international standards. Kollam is one of the five railway stations in Kerala to be modernized. [42]

Other suburban railway stations nearby

Main terminal building Main terminal of Kollam Junction railway station, Jan 2017.jpg
Main terminal building
Terminal-2 entrance Terminal-2 entrance of Kollam Junction railway station, Mar 2019.jpg
Terminal-2 entrance
Eastern end of the longest platform in Kollam Junction Kollam Platform's eastern end.jpg
Eastern end of the longest platform in Kollam Junction
No.StationCodeAreaDistance from Kollam Jn.
1 Perinad PRNDNorth Kollam9.1 km
2 Munroturuttu MQONorth Kollam14.1 km
3 Kilikollur KLQEast Kollam5.6 km
4 Chandanathoppe CTPEEast Kollam7.3 km
5 Kundara KUVEast Kollam12.7 km
6 Eravipuram IRPSouth Kollam4.6 km
7 Mayyanad MYYSouth Kollam8.9 km
8 Paravur PVUSouth Kollam12.4 km

Incidents

See also

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