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Kochi Metro Route Map, Timings, Lines, Facts & Stations

Published Date: 18-Dec-2022

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.

Kochi Metro Quick Info

  • Owner: Kochi Metro Rail Limited
  • Serving Cities: Kochi
  • Number of Stations: 24
  • Headquarters: Park Avenue
  • Started Operations in: 17 June 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 Route Map

Kochi Metro Interesting Facts

  • India’s Prime Minister inaugurated the line’s first 13.2 km section between Aluva – Palarivattom on June 17, 2017.
  • Each train, comprising three coaches, runs at a maximum speed of 80 km/h.
  • The network is entirely above the ground, making it the only city in India with a completely elevated metro system.
  • The system uses standard gauge (1,435 mm) tracks and 750 V direct current supplied via third rail.

Kochi Metro Lines

Line  Length (Km) Stations Starting Point – End Point
1 27 24 Aluva – SN Junction

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 Nearby Accommodation
Aluva    
Pulinchodu    
Companypady    
Ambattukavu    
Muttom    
Kalamassery   Hotels near Kalamassery
CUSAT    
Pathadipalam    
Edapally   Hotels near Edapally
Changampuzha Park    
Palarivattom   Hotels near Palarivattom
JLN Stadium    
Kaloor   Hotels in Kaloor
Town Hall Ernakulam Town Railway Station  
MG Road    
Maharaja’s College    
Ernakulam South Ernakulam Junction Railway Station Hotels in Ernakulam
Kadavanthra    
Elamkulam    
Vyttila    
Thaikoodam    
Pettah    
Vadakkekotta    
SN Junction    

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

Chembumukku

Vazhakkala

Padamughal

Kakkanad Junction

Cochin SEZ

Chittethukara

KINFRA

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

FAQ

Q. How many metro stations are on the Kochi Metro Line?

A. Currently, the Blue Line in Kochi Metro is running on 24 stations. 

Q. Which is the 1st station on the Blue Line metro in Kochi?

A. Aluva and SN Junction are the initial stations on the Blue Line on both ends.

Q. Which is the most popular station on the Blue Line metro in Kochi?

A. Some of the most popular stations on the Blue Line are Aluva, SN Junction, Companypadi, Ambattukavu, CUSAT, and Kaloor.

Q. Who made the Blue Line metro in Kochi?

A. Kochi Metro Rail Limited (NMRL) operates all the operations of Kochi Metro. The execution was done under the supervision of DMRC.

Q. What is the timing of the first train from Blue Line in Kochi?

A. The first train departure time on the Blue Line of the Kochi Metro is 6:00 am (Mon-Sat) and 8:00 am on Sunday.

Q. What is the timing of the last train from the Blue Line in Kochi?

A. The last train departure time on the Blue Line of the Kochi Metro is 10:30 pm.

Sargun Preet Kaur
Sargun has an appetite for challenges and creative hurdles that can help her grow as she conquers them one by one. With an innate desire to travel the world, she weaves through life by visiting her dream destinations. When not in her creative zone, Sargun loves to smash in badminton and binge-watch her favourite shows.
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