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KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)
കൊച്ചുവേളി     कोच्चुवेली

Track: Double Electric-Line

TTP Road, Ph: 0471-2500646, Kochu Veli, Beach PO, Trivandrum 695021
State: Kerala

Elevation: 10 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
No Recent News for KCVL/Kochuveli
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 8
Number of Originating Trains: 16
Number of Terminating Trains: 16
Rating: 2.3/5 (84 votes)
cleanliness - average (11)
porters/escalators - poor (11)
food - average (11)
transportation - poor (11)
lodging - poor (10)
railfanning - good (10)
sightseeing - good (10)
safety - average (10)

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★★  General Travel
Jan 13 2017 (08:05)   22651/Chennai Central - Palani SF Express | MAJN/Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore) (3 PFs)

onlyLHBRAKEintrains   2216 blog posts   118 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 2125368            Tags   Past Edits
Kankanadi (Mangalore jn.)- kochuveli ( 3 days a week) and kankanadi (Mangalore jn.)- Rammeshwaram (2 days a week) via Pgt,Poy and Punalur-Palakkad Passenger Trains to be on tracks soon....
Also Chennai-Palani exp which is now running as special up to Pollachi will be extended till Palakkad very soon...and will leave from palakkad town as pgtn-chennai exp.

48 posts - Fri Jan 13, 2017

Jan 13 2017 (20:05)
onlyLHBRAKEintrains   2216 blog posts   118 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2125368-51            Tags   Past Edits
very true.
If ppl could get a train from bynr as a connection to this train,then it covers all imp pilgrimage centers....

Jan 13 2017 (20:09)
aavinseth~   91 blog posts   254 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 2125368-52            Tags   Past Edits
dats a grt news :)

Jan 14 2017 (10:03)
2625A MAQ PGT Link Mangala Express*^~   372 blog posts
Re# 2125368-54            Tags   Past Edits
Yes.. Sajin..But Manorama reported that the initial TT had LR at QLN, ERS, and SRR. Seems like the board rejected the LR at ERS and SRR for the wastage of time and blockage and suggested via ERN and BPZA (SRR bypass).. Let's see..

Jan 14 2017 (10:04)
onlyLHBRAKEintrains   2216 blog posts   118 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2125368-55            Tags   Past Edits
It would have been really a waste of time had it gone to SRR

Jan 14 2017 (12:18)
One Mail~   4547 blog posts   1429 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2125368-56            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, SRR and ERS would have been unnecessary wastage of time
★★★  General Travel
Nov 07 2016 (17:14)   12258/Kochuveli - Yesvantpur Garib Rath Express | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs) | KJM/WDM-3A/14025

onlyLHBRAKEintrains   2216 blog posts   118 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 2051813            Tags   Past Edits
This was perhaps the most hit-or-miss journeys I've ever had. I and my colleague left the venue of the meeting sometime around 1530hrs - we wanted to get the Garib Rath Express to Bengaluru - that was the last train of the day, and should we miss that, we'd end up stuck in Trivandrum for a day. We had to hurry. We hadn't reserved any tickets - but we decided to try the current reservation counter at Trivandrum central. We made it there by around 1545hrs - there was no staff at the counter. The board outside the counter said tickets would be issued upto 30 minutes before departure of train from the origin
- our train leaves at 1700hrs. Once the guy at the counter turned up, we put in our application form. We got the seats we asked for - in G15.
We rushed out of the railway station towards the lodge where we had taken a room - we had to vacate the room and rush to Kochuveli to catch our train. In the meantime, I was preoccupied with apps of various cab aggregators - one of them confirmed availability and I booked a cab. The cab arrived as soon as we checked out of the hotel - the driver was appraised of the situation. He sounded a little worried since it was peak hours and we were heading in the direction of the crowd. He accepted the challenge and took to some narrow roads. Battling traffic and bottlenecks, he dropped us near the footover bridge of Kochuveli station at 1645hrs - 15 minutes to spare for our train!
Lady luck favoured us throughout this trip - everytime, our coaches were located right near exits or foot overbridges. This time as well, our coach was located right next to the landing of the foot over bridge. The generator car was growling at the top of its voice. The 18 coach consist - 16 AC Sleepers and 2 Generator cars - was to be pulled by a WDM3A (#14025) of Krishnarajapuram diesel loco shed. Our coach was of 2008 vintage (WACCNH1 08123). Unlike regular Third-AC coaches of Indian Railways, this coach carries more passengers (64 vs 78) by having slightly narrower berths and fixing an additional "middle berth" on the side rows. Garib Rath (loosely translated as the Poor Man's chariot) was a concept introduced in 2005 to make AC rides affordable to the common public. These coaches charge lesser fares than regular train and offer absolutely no frills - bed rolls are chargeable in these trains.
We started off from Kochuveli right on time - crawled out slowly and joined the main line. I was quite happy hearing the typical Alco chugs and the amount of smoke it threw out. Diesel locomotives are always considered to have a character - it makes lovely noise, lets out smoke and appear quite macho. I remained inside the coach almost throughout the journey - hooked to my phone. I was quite tired from the long day - and of course the heat. Bedroll staff came around soon after we started - I had placed a request for the same along with my booking. Since we had booked through current reservation, our details didn't feature on the list the bedroll guy had - but he quickly verified our ticket and handed over our bedrolls.
The bedroll in this train was in stark contrast with what we got on the AC Express - the bedrolls in AC Express was white and crisp, and was handed out in neatly packed condition. The ones in Garib Rath, for which we had to pay extra, on the other hand, were soiled, torn and looked like it had far better days. I did not like the quality of the bed rolls. Tweets flew out - and some fake promises were received from the railways in return.
The two of us were hungry - we had literally run through to get into the train and we did not have time to buy anything - and there were no stalls at the station either. Soon after the train reached Kollam (around 1800hrs), a vendor got in with some good food - we got a plate of poori subzi each. While, like every vendor, he claimed its hot - it was cold, but was quite tasty. We were hungry anyways - and getting something to eat was more important. The run after Kollam was mundane and routine - nothing worth noting. I was quite tired, and actually just spent time watching a movie on my phone. The window was fogged, which is quite usual for me, and I could not see anything outside. It got dark, and even more boring as we progressed towards Kottayam.
The onboard catering guys came around with their dinner products - I took a plate of Parotta, while my colleague did not buy anything. He purchased his dinner at Kottayam station instead. As we passed each station, the crowd inside the coach just kept increasing - from the reservation chart, we did make out that the coach was actually full that day! We started digging into our dinner after Kottayam - the Kerala Parotta (layered flatbread made using refined flour, aka Maida - often sarcastically called the state meal of Kerala) was soft and the coconut milk based gravy given along was really tasty and spiced appropriately. I enjoyed a railway meal after a long time
With tiredness taking over me, I badly wanted to hit the bed. My colleague shared the same sentiment. The berths were up in no time. I only remember lying down - slept in no time. The ride quality in this coach was really poor - there was a lot of sways and rocking movements - but no jerks ala LHB. The ride quality in the LHB rake was certainly superior than this one. I remember a commotion inside the coach as the co-passengers in the same cubicle as ours joined - a lady in the party was loud and brash - she threw around her baggage and attitude. I continued sleeping as her majesty headed to her berth. Although the sleep wasn't comfortable - it was still good. I woke up as the train was climbing up the ghats near Hosur. We pulled into Hosur station by around 0800hrs - I generally prefer getting down here, but the heightened tensions around the state border (due to the cauvery water sharing row) meant there were no bus services, and I certainly didn't want to risk getting stranded.
The train made a brief stop at Heelalige home signal. I was hoping that we stopped at Carmelram - which would help me get home faster - but we just sped through the station. As the train neared Banasawadi, the exits became crowded - people with heavy baggage blocked the exits. I managed to get off the train successfully here (0910hrs), while my colleague continued to Yeswantpur. It seemed like half the train got off there - the platform was crowded, the exit was chocked, the circulating area outside had a massive traffic jam. The cab I had booked was parked outside the station premises, and the driver co-ordinated well on the phone. It was hell getting out the place - but the cabbie did a good job at that.
I liked this journey as well. The berth was narrow - especially for a heavy built profile like mine. The bedrolls were terrible - really wonder why people should pay for these. The coach was quite cold at night - the ambience to sleep was perfect. The ride quality was terrible - or maybe I was just pampered by the smooth ride in the LHB coach that we had on the outbound. The food was tasty and was decently priced as well. On the whole, a good journey without burning a hole in my pocket.
pic credits:binai sk or www.platform7.in

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Nov 10 2016 (20:55)
onlyLHBRAKEintrains   2216 blog posts   118 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2051813-14            Tags   Past Edits
I don't think that's gonna happen.
U could see with this TT itself the train becomes very late from tvc to ed.

Nov 11 2016 (15:14)
Vic has started Updating TLS~   378 blog posts   4 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2051813-15            Tags   Past Edits
cud start a bit early from kcvl

Nov 13 2016 (10:58)
Guest: 7ffdc5c9   show all posts
Re# 2051813-16            Tags   Past Edits
no need to start early.this is the correct time.

Nov 14 2016 (18:31)
onlyLHBRAKEintrains   2216 blog posts   118 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2051813-17            Tags   Past Edits
might be bche wanted the train to arrive a bit more early at ypr.

Nov 14 2016 (19:22)
Vic has started Updating TLS~   378 blog posts   4 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2051813-18            Tags   Past Edits
the arrival time could have ben arroung 730-830am.
si i told time could have been earlier.
★  General Travel
Dec 06 2016 (18:30)   12659/Gurudev SF Express (PT) | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22558

ALLP RailFan~   846 blog posts
Entry# 2082335            Tags   Past Edits
One of My favourite Train which having Good Priority .
As the Starters Turns Green One after the another ED WAP 4 22558 Takes Full Advantage to skip the Satellite Station Kochuveli with 12659 NCJ-SHM Gurudev Superfast Express.

Dec 06 2016 (18:34)
Guest: 7fd83d73   show all posts
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General Travel
Sep 24 2014 (17:58)   06335/Guwahati - Kochuveli Special Fare Special | GHY/Guwahati (7 PFs)

DB*^~   33537 blog posts   224049 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1223108            Tags   Past Edits

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Sep 16 2015 (01:06)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 1223108-9            Tags   Past Edits
Blog Entry Unlocked.
For info update
Extended for 17 Trips till 27/1/16

Mar 26 2016 (03:09)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 1223108-10            Tags   Past Edits
Blog Entry Unlocked.
For info update
Will run from 3/4/16 till 29/6/16

Sep 10 2016 (16:25)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 1223108-11            Tags   Past Edits
1 Trip on 11/14 Sep as 82832 KCVL-GHY Suvidha /06335 GHY-KCVL Specialfare Special

Oct 09 2016 (17:01)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 1223108-12            Tags   Past Edits
5 Trips for Puja Special'16 from 12/10/16 - 9/11/16

Nov 06 2016 (14:26)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 1223108-13            Tags   Past Edits
Extended for 7 trips till end of 2016
★  Info Update
Nov 04 2016 (17:16)   KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   11642 blog posts   97067 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 2048141            Tags   Past Edits
KCVL/Kochuveli railway station
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Rail Budget
Nov 01 2016 (12:07)   KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)

vs73213   78 blog posts
Entry# 2043961            Tags   Past Edits
This railway station should be renamed 'Thiruvananthapuram Vikram Sarabhai Terminal' in memory of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the father of modern Indian space programme, after whom the rocket launching centre at Thumba (Which is just 5 kms away from Kochuveli) is named.

Nov 01 2016 (12:09)
Warrier is BACK*^~   6071 blog posts   113 correct pred (51% accurate)
Re# 2043961-1            Tags   Past Edits
It would be better if SR could develop the station. There are few amenities in the stn and some people have told me that KCVL is diffcult to access via road.

Nov 01 2016 (12:11)
PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2043961-2            Tags   Past Edits
Welcome back Warrior

Nov 01 2016 (13:21)
One Mail~   4547 blog posts   1429 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2043961-3            Tags   Past Edits
During day time, it is ok to access. But during night time, it is risky.. Kind of isolated road.
★★★  General Travel
Jan 21 2015 (19:07)   KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)

Guest: 6f3934df   show all posts
Entry# 1347192            Tags   Past Edits
A Small Garib Rath Coach Replica Hut At KCVL

1 posts - Wed Jan 21, 2015

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Jan 21 2015 (19:36)
Vijay Kumar Katta   50 blog posts   1058 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1347192-4            Tags   Past Edits
Kudos to the designer of the Hut

Jan 21 2015 (19:49)
Sankalp Sharma*^~   4237 blog posts   8039 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1347192-5            Tags   Past Edits
I want to make my home like this

Jan 21 2015 (19:52)
Guest: 6f3934df   show all posts
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He He He
Mee Tooo !!!

Jan 21 2015 (20:03)
Abhishek Jaiswal   44104 blog posts   18267 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1347192-7            Tags   Past Edits
ekdum gajab ka hut hai :D :D

Jan 21 2015 (20:22)
Guest: 2a4fecf2   show all posts
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General Travel
Oct 03 2016 (23:18)   07116/Kochuveli - Hyderabad SpecialFare Special | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)

Boxer Bhai   37078 blog posts   12617 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 2010455            Tags   Past Edits
Spl fare now as suvidha for dussera
General Travel
Oct 01 2016 (18:58)   06336/Kochuveli - Guwahati Special Fare Special | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)

Boxer Bhai   37078 blog posts   12617 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 2008156            Tags   Past Edits
Why timline updates not visible, old timeline updates where there, this is running since 3-4years
★★★  Rail Fanning
Aug 07 2014 (19:58)   16316/Kochuveli - KSR Bengaluru Express | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)

Guest: 7e44563b   show all posts
Entry# 1181023            Tags   Past Edits
RPM WAP-4 #22961 braves the rainclouds and enters the mainline with 16316 KCVL-SBC exp in tow.. A colour pencil sketch...

1 posts - Thu Aug 07, 2014

Aug 07 2014 (23:35)
shokisoftware   74 blog posts   31 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1181023-2            Tags   Past Edits
fantastic art work!!!

Aug 08 2014 (00:41)
Vijeth Bharadwaj*^~   1513 blog posts   11219 correct pred (92% accurate)
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Aug 12 2014 (09:33)
sys tem~   8201 blog posts   75419 correct pred (76% accurate)
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worth a 100 stars !!!!

Aug 13 2014 (10:05)
walnutzalmondz~   734 blog posts
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Excelllent and kudos

Aug 13 2014 (21:16)
Guest: 18602b92   show all posts
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Excellent work re..
Keep it up.
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