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Kochi Metro Route Map Guide

Kochi Metro is a mass rapid transit system in the city of Kochi (formerly known as Cochin). Currently, only one phase is operational, whereas two more have been planned. Over 1 lakh (100,000) people travel on this metro line that operates at a frequency of 8 minutes. Each train, comprising three coaches, runs at a maximum speed of 80 km/h. The system uses standard gauge (1435 mm) tracks and 750 V direct current supplied via third rail. The network is entirely above the ground, making it the only city in India with a completely elevated metro system.

Kochi Metro Quick Info

  • Owner: Kochi Metro Rail Limited
  • Serving Cities: Kochi
  • Number of Lines: 1
  • Headquarters: Park Avenue
  • Started Operations in: 2017
  • Daily Timings: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Fare: ₹10–60

Kochi Metro Lines

Line  Length (Km) Stations Starting Point – End Point
1 23.8 21 Aluva – Thaikoodam

Kochi Metro Phase I

Phase I of Kochi Metro comprises a single line, first made operational on June 17th, 2017. The line essentially runs in a semicircle, first travelling in the northeast–southwest direction and then turning towards the east. Currently, the line measures 23.8 km and it has 21 stations. The line uses 750 V direct current supplied via third rail and 1435 mm (standard gauge) tracks. All trains are made up of three coaches, and they have a maximum speed of 80 km/h and headway of 8 minutes. Each station on the line has a different theme, highlighting Kerala’s rich culture, from the regional Western Ghats wildlife to the local cuisine.

Stations in Phase I

Station Interchange/Connections
Aluva  
Pulinchodu  
Companypady  
Ambattukavu  
Muttom  
Kalamassery  
Cochin University  
Pathadipalam  
Edapally  
Changampuzha Park  
Palarivattom  
JLN Stadium  
Kaloor  
Lissie Ernakulam Town Railway Station
MG Road  
Maharaja’s College  
Ernakulam South Ernakulam Junction Railway Station
Kadavanthra  
Elamkulam  
Vyttila  
Thaikoodam  

Further Extension of Phase I

The line under Phase I is being extended beyond Thaikoodam to Tripunithura Terminal, and the extension will add four stations and around 5 km length.

Top Attractions Connected by Phase I

Attraction Nearest Station Distance from Nearest Station (Km)
Museum Of Kerala History Pathadipalam 0.2
Lulu Mall Edapally 0.6
St. George Forane Church Edapally 1
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium JLN Stadium 0
Rainbow Hanging Bridge MG Road 1.7
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary MG Road 1.4

Kochi Metro Lesser-Known Facts

    • The project was executed under the guidance of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
    • Each station has solar panels and every sixth pillar houses a vertical garden
    • First metro in India to employ trans-genders
    • Almost 80% of its employees are women
    • Only metro in India to have USB charging ports inside trains
  • First metro system in India to use communication-based train control (CBTC) system
  • To be integrated with Kochi Water Metro, which will provide ferry services on the backwaters of Vembanad Lake

Kochi Metro Route Map

Kochi Metro Route Map | (Source roaddistance.in)

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