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 Alappuzha, Aluva, Chengannur, Ernakulam Jn, Ernakulam Town, Kanyakumari, Kayamkulam Jn, Kochuveli, Kollam Jn, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Thrissur, and Varkala Sivagiri Railway station.

Thiruvananthapuram railway division
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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

Major routes

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 Alappuzha Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram central, Kollam Jn, Mayyanad railway station, Nagercoil Jn, and Kochuveli.

New passenger terminals are proposed at Kanyakumari, Kottayam, and Nemom.

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.

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

References

  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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Cherthala railway station

Cherthala railway station (Code: SRTL) is a (NSG 5 Category) railway station in Alappuzha District, Kerala, and falls under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway Zone, Indian Railways.

Divine Nagar railway station

Divine Nagar railway station falls between Chalakudi and Koratty railway station in the busy Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section in Thrissur district, Kerala, India. This railway station is cared for by a divine retreat center. On weekends most of the trains stop there.

Ernakulam Junction railway station

Ernakulam Junction railway station (also known as Ernakulam South, code: ERS) is the biggest railway station in the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. Controlling 376 train routes at a time, it is the busiest railway junction station in South India. At ₹158 crore (equivalent to ₹170 crore or US$24 million in 2018), it is the second largest in terms of passenger revenues in Kerala and the fifth largest in Southern Railway. It is an A1 classified station operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and comes under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division. Ernakulam Junction is also the first fully disabled-friendly railway station in India.

Kadakkavoor railway station

Kadakkavoor railway station (Code: KVU) is a railway station in Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala and falls under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway Zone, Indian Railways.

Kanniyakumari railway station

Kanniyakumari railway station (formerly known as Cape Comorin railway station, station code: CAPE) is a railway terminus of the Indian Railways serving the coastal city of Kanyakumari in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Koratty railway station

Koratty Railway Station (Station Code: KRAN), which also known as 'Koratti Angadi' falls between Divine Nagar railway station and Karukutty Railway Station in the busy Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section in Thrissur district. Koratty Railway Station is operated by the Chennai-headquartered Southern Railways of the Indian Railways. All passenger trains stop here.

Mullurkara railway station

Mullurkara railway station (Station Code: MUC) falls between Vallathol Nagar Railway Station and Wadakkanchery railway station in the busy Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section in Thrissur district. Mullurkara railway station is operated by the Chennai-headquartered Southern Railways of the Indian Railways. All passenger trains stop here.

Nagercoil Junction railway station

Nagercoil Junction railway station is a railway junction in Kanyakumari district in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Nagercoil Town railway station

Nagercoil Town Railway Station (NJT) is located on the Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil-Kanyakumari railway line between the Aaloor railway station and the Nagercoil junction railway station. Eighteen trains halt on this station which has one platform and is in the Thiruvananthapuram division of the Southern Railway zone. The station is in proximity to Vadasery Bus stand.

Nagercoil–Tirunelveli line

The Nagercoil–Tirunelveli line connects the cities of Tirunelveli and Nagercoil in the state of Tamilnadu in Southern Railway zone. Thiruvananthapuram–Nagercoil–Kanyakumari line and Tirunelveli–Nagercoil construction projects were inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 6 September 1972. The maximum speed of trains running between Tirunelveli to Nagercoil is 100 km per hour.

Nellayi railway station

Nellayi railway station (Station Code: NYI) falls between the Irinjalakuda railway station and the Pudukad railway station in the Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section. It lies in the busy Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section of Trivandrum division. Ollur Railway Station is operated by the Chennai-headquartered Southern Railways of the Indian Railways.

Nemom railway station

Nemom railway station also known as Thiruvananthapuram South, (Code:NEM) is a railway station in Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala, India.Nemom is in the Thiruvananthapuram Railway division of the Southern Railway zone of Indian Railways. It was established on 1979 and proposed as a satellite terminal for Thiruvananthapuram central.

Neyyattinkara railway station

Neyyattinkara railway station is the railway station in the town of Neyyattinkara in the Indian state of Kerala, managed by the Thiruvananthapuram Division of the Southern Railways.. It is an NSG 5 Category station.

Pudukad railway station

Pudukad Railway Station (Station Code: PUK) falls between Ollur Railway Station and Nellayi railway station in the busy Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section in Thrissur district. Pudukad Railway Station is operated by the Chennai-headquartered Southern Railways of the Indian Railways. A total of twenty trains including all passenger trains and some express trains stop here.

Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section

Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section is a high density railway corridor in Kerala state, India, running from Shoranur Junction in Palakkad district through Thrissur district to Cochin in Ernakulam district. The Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section is strategic and the lifeline of Kerala economy that connects the state to other parts of India. It is central to the provision of fast, long-distance Intercity and Express passenger services between Kerala and other cities of India. It is operated by Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway zone.

Thiruvananthapuram–Nagercoil–Kanyakumari line

The Thiruvananthapuram–Nagercoil–Kanyakumari line is a line in the Southern Railway zone of Indian Railways. It connects the cities Thiruvananthapuram and Nagercoil. The railway opened on 15 April 1979.

Vallathol Nagar railway station

Vallathol Nagar railway station (VTK) falls between Shoranur Junction and Mullurkara railway station in the Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section of Thrissur District. Vallathol Nagar railway station is operated by the Chennai-headquartered Southern Railways of the Indian Railways. It is the base station for Kerala Kalamandalam and last station in the Thiruvananthapuram railway division.

Varkala Sivagiri railway station

Varkala Railway Station, station code VAK, is a major railway station (NSG 4 Category) serving the district of Thiruvananthapuram of Kerala starting on 1912 as metre gauge line. It is situated in the municipality of Varkala which is 40km from Trivandrum City and 15km from Attingal municipality.It falls in the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways. It is on Kollam-Thiruvananthapuram railway line and is the busiest railway station in Trivandrum district, after the Trivandrum Central based on passenger handling. Station is well connected to major cities like Trivandrum,Hyderabad,

Delhi,Bangalore,Chennai,Mumbai,Kolkata,Goa etc.

Viranialur railway station

Viranialur (aloor) Railway Station (Station code: VRLR) is found to be between Thiruvananthapuram — Kanyakumari railway route. The station has one platforms and falls on the Kanyakumari—Thiruvananthapuram line in the Thiruvananthapuram division of the Southern Railway Zone. All passenger trains passing through the station halts in Viranialur station.

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