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Kochi Metro: Route, Timings and Fare

Kochi Metro is a mass rapid transit system in the city of Kochi (formerly known as Cochin). Currently, only one phase is operational, while two more are in the planning stage. Over 1 lakh people travel on this metro line every day 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 (1,435 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 10:30 pm (Monday to Saturday), 8:00 am to 10:30 pm (Sunday)
  • Fare: ₹10–60

Kochi Metro Lines

Line  Length (Km) Stations Starting Point – End Point
1 27 22 Aluva – Pettah

Kochi Metro Phase I

Phase I of Kochi Metro comprises a single line, first made operational on 17th June, 2017. Essentially, the line runs in a semicircle, first travelling in the northeast–southwest direction and then turning towards the east. Currently, the line measures 27 km and has 22 stations. The line uses 750 V direct current supplied via third rail and 1,435 mm (standard gauge) tracks. All trains consist of three coaches, have a maximum speed of 80 km/h, and a headway of 8 minutes. Each station on the line has a different theme, highlighting Kerala’s rich culture, from the wildlife of the region’s Western Ghats to the local cuisine.

Stations in Phase I

Station Interchange/Connections
Cochin University  
Changampuzha Park  
JLN Stadium  
Lissie Ernakulam Town Railway Station
MG Road  
Maharaja’s College  
Ernakulam South Ernakulam Junction Railway Station

Further Extension of Phase I

The line under Phase I is being extended beyond Pettah to Tripunithura Terminal, and the extension will add three stations and around 1.1 km in 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 Phase 2 

The Kochi metro line approved and ready to be developed under Phase 2 will run for 11.2 km. It will cover the following stations.

Station Name

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Palarivattom Junction

Palarivattom Bypass




Kakkanad Junction

Cochin SEZ



InfoPark 1 / Smart City 1

InfoPark 2 / Smart City 2

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

Kochi Metro Route Map

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