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VLNK/Velankanni (3 PFs)
வேளாங்கண்ணி     वेलांकन्नि
[Velanganni]

Track: Construction - Single-Line Electrification

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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 4
Number of Terminating Trains: 4
near Shrine Bascilica, po- Nagapattinam, velankanni-611111
State: Tamil Nadu
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Zone: SR/Southern
Division: Tiruchchirappalli
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Aug 18 2020 (04:56)   16186/Velankanni - Chennai Egmore Link Express (PT) | VLNK/Velankanni (3 PFs)
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hariharan326531^~   1547 blog posts
Entry# 4690093            Tags   Past Edits
Pooled quota availability is very less in this train . Only 4 seats in PQ . Better to Book Link train 16176 Kamban express
General quota 55 seats available .
Waiting list clearance quite difficult .

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Aug 06 2015 (12:51)   VLNK/Velankanni (3 PFs)
Kev
isaystfu   1675 blog posts
Entry# 1558841            Tags   Past Edits
For people visiting Velankanni for the annual Novena starting this month, a few tips/suggestions.
During the annual novena that begins as a preparation for the Feast of Nativity on September 8th, various arrangements are put in place at the station of Velankanni.
1. A medical contingent is placed at the station and has medicines for all common sicknesses such as fever, cold, travel sickness and so on. This is free of cost as far as I know.
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An Ambulance with all amenities is parked outside the station to serve in case of any emergencies.
3. A contingent of Tamil Nadu Police also keep a vigil round the clock.
A few tips:
*The shrine is at a walking distance from the station. So if you are able and fit, you can walk all the way. In fact, the basilica is visible from the station as well.
*After exiting from the station's main entrance, walk out through the gate and keep taking left turns until you pass by the dead end of the railway line guarded by a tall wall and then walk straight to enter the shrine area. The bus station is located here.
*A plethora of lodges/hotels are available outside the station. Rates will be high during the novena time. Bargain.
*Restaurants are aplenty and you can chose the place to dine based on your budget, cleanliness standards and variety.
*Speak in English if you do not know Tamil. Be firm whenever you are bargaining for something. Rates quoted will be 100-200% higher than the actual price of items.
*Travelling in general class, especially while returning back is NOT recommended. There will be huge queue guarded by police to board the general coaches and for the Vasco Sspecial which had a departure time of 23:00, people had started queuing up at 19:00 itself! This was on September 2nd when the crowd was not at its peak so you can imagine well, what the condition will be around September 8th.
Based on my observation in September, 2014.

Aug 06 2015 (14:16)
SOURAV
COROMANDEL^~   11313 blog posts
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A very useful tip.

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Aug 17 2015 (13:03)
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Brandon12663^~   28155 blog posts
Re# 1558841-2            Tags   Past Edits
very useful especially for me

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Aug 30 2016 (22:04)   VLNK/Velankanni (3 PFs)
Guest: 71e362f8   show all posts
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An unofficial spl running between VLNK-TPJ (Demu as express) it departs behind VLNK-KIK DEMU and Tea Garden(from NGT towards TJ).
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Posting under VLNK cos this train has no number (as per announcement/display boards on stations)

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Feb 12 2014 (21:26)   VLNK/Velankanni (3 PFs)
Ronnie Braganza   134 blog posts
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Small stn, 10 mnts walking distance to Velankini church, sharing mini cabs available Rs 10 per person from stn/bustand. Buses to all places within Tamilnadu available from bustand near to church.

Sep 16 2014 (19:52)
sGs
SubawaranaKohilan^~   7798 blog posts
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Mainly Connected with Trichy & Tanjore, From there u can Get Buses to All places in TN

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Mar 24 2016 (10:31)   VLNK/Velankanni (3 PFs)
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Padiyachi~   3330 blog posts
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The World Mata Mariam Church God Temble Fastival
Velankanni Extended All People More Walking. .
8 Km Walk Away Velankanni Railways Station VLNK
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