Thiruvananthapuram railway division

Thiruvananthapuram railway division (TVC) is one of the six administrative divisions of the Southern Railway Zone of the Indian Railways. It has its headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the state of Kerala. It is the southernmost railway division of India and manages 625 km of route track and 108 railway stations in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The major stations of the division are Thiruvananthapuram Central, Varkala Sivagiri Railway station , Ernakulam Jn, Thrissur, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Kollam Jn, Kottayam, Chengannur, Nagercoil Jn, Alappuzha, Kayamkulam Jn, Kanyakumari, and Kochuveli.

Thiruvananthapuram railway division
Thiruvananthapuram Central Station
LocaleKerala, Tamil Nadu
Dates of operationOctober 2, 1979–
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Previous gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Electrification25 kV AC 50 Hz
Length625 km
HeadquartersThiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Terminal facilities

Thiruvananthapuram railway division has the credit of building and maintaining highest number of passenger terminals in any railway division within southern railway. Passenger terminals are operational at Thiruvananthapuram central, Kollam Jn, Ernakulam, Nagercoil Jn, Alappuzha and Kochuveli. New passenger terminals are proposed at Kanyakumari, Nemom and Kottayam.

MEMU/suburban trains

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A MEMU train near Kollam MEMU Shed

A MEMU shed for Kollam was proposed in 2008's Indian Railway Budget. Kollam MEMU CarShed was formally commissioned on 1 December 2013, five years after its completion.[1] Kollam MEMU Shed is the largest MEMU Shed in Kerala, which is equipped with most modern facilities.

DEMU Service

DEMU service will start from Cochin harbour terminus station(CHTS) to eranakulam junction(ERS) from september 26,2018 for one month on experimental basis. It will halt at Mattancheri Halt on both direction.

Demu Service
Source Destination Arrival Departure
Cochin Harbour Terminus(CHTS) Eranakulam Jn(ERS) 08:00 08:40
Eranakulam Jn(ERS) Cochin Harbour Terminus(CHTS) 09:00 09:40
Cochin Harbour Terminus(CHTS) Eranakulam Jn(ERS) 17:00 17:40
Eranakulam Jn(ERS) Cochin Harbour Terminus(CHTS) 18:20 19:00

Freight traffic

The freight traffic marked an all-time high record with Rs 466.41 crore earnings in the financial year 2017-2018 and there is a hike of Rs 115.51 crore, when compared to the freight earnings in previous year.[2]

See also


  1. ^ MEMU Maintenance Work Begins in Kollam Kollam MEMU Shed
  2. ^ "Record freight earnings from Thiruvananthapuram division". TOI (Thiruvananthapuram ed.). 2 April 2018.

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