Katpadi Junction railway station
|Express train and passenger train station|
|Location||Vellore, Tamil Nadu|
|Elevation||213 metres (699 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Southern Railway zone|
|Line(s)||Chennai Central–Bangalore City line|
Gudur–Katpadi branch line
Villupuram–Katpadi branch line
|Fare zone||Indian Railways|
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Katpadi Junction (காட்பாடி சந்திப்பு) is the primary terminus and junction of Fort City Vellore. It is the busiest railway station of Tamil Nadu. Platforms 1&2 are primarily used for trains running between Chennai and Trivandrum while platforms 3,4 and 5 are used for trains running towards Tirupati and Vellore Cantt.
Nearly 259 trains halts at this junction. Major commuters to Katpadi station are people who travel to Vellore Golden Temple, CMC Hospital and VIT University. On an average it serves approximately 18,000 passengers daily, with 11 originating trains and 67 passing. 3 Shatabdi Expresses (Chennai–Coimbatore, Chennai–Bangalore and Chennai–Mysore) and 1 Double Decker Express (Chennai–Bangalore) have halt here.
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