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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
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 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

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