Mangalore Railways

The Konkan Railways, especially the Kerala-Mangalore Railways and Hassan Mangalore Railways connect Mangalore to other parts of India. Mangalore has two major railway stations situated at Hampankatta and Kankanady. These railway stations connect Mangalore with Mumbai and Goa, as well as Kerala. Surathkal, situated about 20 kilometers from the city, also has a railway station. These railway stations of Mangalore provide an exceptional service to the passengers in transporting goods, as well as passengers from one place to the other.

The railways at Mangalore has a long history. Mangalore railway stations had once been the last railway station. Later, a railway track was constructed connecting Mangalore with Hassan. The meter gauge of this route was later replaced with broad gauge line. Although, the railway track remained non-functional for a certain period of time; presently the broad gauge line connects Mangalore to Bangalore via Hassan.

The Konkan Railways came into being with the growing demand of Mangalore to be connected with Mumbai. In 1998, the project of extending the railway tracks to Mangalore was completed and since then the Konkan Railways have been giving exceptional service to the passengers.

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Last Updated on 21 September 2011