Kollam MEMU Shed

Kollam MEMU Shed is a motive power depot facility for maintaining MEMU rakes, situated in the city of Kollam in the Indian state of Kerala. It is one of the four MEMU rake maintenance sheds serving the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.[1] Presently, 5 pairs of MEMU services are now running from Kollam Junction. The maintenance works of those rakes are regularly doing in Kollam MEMU shed.

Kollam MEMU Shed
LocationKollam Junction railway station, India
Coordinates8°53′10″N 76°35′50″E / 8.886068°N 76.597297°ECoordinates: 8°53′10″N 76°35′50″E / 8.886068°N 76.597297°E
Owner(s)Indian Railways
Operator(s)Southern Railway zone
Depot code(s)QLN
TypeElectric multiple unit
Rolling stockMEMU
Routes servedQLNALLPERS141.4 km
QLNCAPE151.1 km
Opened1 December 2013


Kollam Junction railway station - An evening view
An evening view of Kollam MEMU Shed and railway station

MEMU sheds in Kollam and Palakkad were proposed in 2008's Indian Railway Budget. The first announced MEMU shed for Kerala was in Kollam, but the inauguration of this shed was delayed for more than two years due to clearance issues and negligence of Indian Railways.[2] Palakkad MEMU shed inaugurated on 1 January 2011.[3] The Kollam MEMU shed was formally commissioned on 1 December 2013, five years after its completion.[4] Kollam MEMU Shed is the largest MEMU Shed in Kerala, which is equipped with most modern facilities.

Maintenance of MEMU

Train Number Source Destination Schedule
66302 Kollam Junction Ernakulam Junction (Via Alappuzha) MON
66310 Kollam Junction Ernakulam Junction (Via Alappuzha) TUE
66308 Kollam Junction Ernakulam Junction (Via Kottayam) WED
66304 Kollam Junction Kanyakumari (Via Trivandrum) FRI
66300 Kollam Junction Ernakulam Junction (Via Kottayam) SAT

See also


  1. ^ MEMU Maintenance Work Begins in Kollam Kollam MEMU Shed
  2. ^ Rs.74-crore MEMU shed project awaits nod
  3. ^ More Memu sheds sought in Railway Budget
  4. ^ MEMU Maintenance Work Begins in Kollam Kollam MEMU Shed
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Anantapuri Express

Ananthapuri Express is an express train running between Kollam Junction and Chennai Egmore via Thiruvananthapuram Central, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai and Tirunelveli through the trunk line and chord lines in Southern India. It is a daily overnight service. From Chennai Egmore, train no:16723 departs by 19:50 hours and reaches Kollam Junction at 13:00 hours the next day. The parallel train numbered 16724 starts 15:00 Hours from Kollam and reaches Chennai around 08:05 hours the next day. Proposal of the train was on 30 June 2002 Central budget of railways, operating six days a week. Later in 2005 it is made daily train. In the beginning it ran between Chennai Egmore and Thiruvananthapuram Central. In 2017 Central budget, it is extended to Kollam with effect from 1 November 2017.

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Dutch Church, Munroe Island

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Eravipuram railway station

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Hassan–Bangalore section

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Kollam Junction railway station

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Kollam Taluk

Kollam Taluk is one among the five taluks, or administrative areas, of Kollam district in Kerala State, India. This taluk contains the city area of Kollam and the municipal area of Paravur. Compared with other taluks, Kollam taluk is fairly developed.

Kollam–Visakhapatnam Express

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Nellayi railway station

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Thiruvananthapuram railway division

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Ernakulam Jn,

Ernakulam Town,


Kayamkulam Jn,


Kollam Jn,


Thiruvananthapuram Central,



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Transport in Kollam

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Kollam is known as the Cashew capital of the world. 90% of India's export quality Cashew Kernels are prepared from Kollam. It is the largest processed cashew exporter in the world. It is the headquarters of the Kollam District. The city of Kollam is home to the largest number of Bullet owners in India. As per the survey done by Royal Enfield in 2009, more than 60,000 bullet owners are there in Kollam city and nearly a lakh across the district. The enfield dealers in the city sells an average of 850 units every month.

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