Thuravoor railway station

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Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail station
Location Thuravoor, Alappuzha, Kerala
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway zone
Line(s) Kayamkulam-Alappuzha-Ernakulam
Structure typeAt–grade
Disabled access Wheelchair symbol.svg
Other information
Station codeTUVR
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram railway division
Fare zone Indian Railways
Opened1989;30 years ago (1989) [1]

Thuravoor railway station (Code: TUVR) is a railway station in Alappuzha District, Kerala and falls under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway Zone, Indian Railways.

Kerala State in southern India

Kerala is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty second largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea and Arabian Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

Thiruvananthapuram railway division

Thiruvananthapuram railway division (TVC) is one of the six administrative divisions of the Southern Railway Zone of the Indian Railways. It has its headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the state of Kerala. It is the southernmost railway division of India and manages 625 km of route track and 108 railway stations in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The major stations of the division are Alappuzha, Aluva, Chengannur, Ernakulam Jn, Ernakulam Town, Kanyakumari, Kayamkulam Jn, Kochuveli, Kollam Jn, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Thrissur, and Varkala Sivagiri Railway station.

Indian Railways Indian state-owned enterprise, owned and operated by the Government of India

Indian Railways (IR) is India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways. It manages the fourth-largest railway network in the world by size, with 121,407 kilometres (75,439 mi) of total track over a 67,368-kilometre (41,861 mi) route. Eighty percent of the routes are electrified with 25 KV AC electric traction while thirty three percent of them are double or multi-tracked.

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