Guntakal Junction railway station

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Guntakal Junction railway station (station code:GTL[2]) is located in Anantapur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and serves Guntakal. It is also the headquarters of Guntakal Railway Division in South Coast Railway. It is a junction station at the intersection point of the Mumbai-Chennai line, the Vijayawada-Marmagova line and the Guntakal-Bengaluru line.

Guntakal Junction
Express train and Passenger train station
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Guntakal Junction railway station
LocationGuntakal, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates15°10′30″N 77°22′01″E / 15.175°N 77.367°E / 15.175; 77.367
Elevation453 metres (1,486 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Central Railway
Line(s)Guntakal-Chennai line
Guntakal-Solapur section
Guntakal-Bangalore section
Guntakal-Vasco da Gama section
Guntakal-Vijayawada section
Structure typeStandard on ground
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
Station codeGTL
Division(s) Guntakal
Opened1872; 148 years ago (1872)
Guntakal Junction is located in India
Guntakal Junction
Guntakal Junction
Location in Andhra Pradesh
Guntakal Junction is located in Andhra Pradesh
Guntakal Junction
Guntakal Junction
Location in India


During the period 1861–1871 Madras Railway extended its Chennai-Arakkonnam line to Raichuru to join the Great Indian Peninsula Railway line, thereby linking Mumbai and Chennai with a 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge line in 1871.[3]

During 1888 to 1890 Southern Maharathna Railway developed a metre gauge line from Vijayawada to Marmagova, passing through Guntakal.[4]

The Guntakal-Bangalore line was opened in 1892–93.[5] The metre gauge Guntakal-Mysore Frontier Railway was opened in 1893. It was operated by Southern Maharathna Railway.[6]


The Electrification of Guntakal-Reniguntla Section of 310 Route Km's completed in 2013.[7] The Electrification of Guntakal-Bangalore Section of 293 Route Km's completed in 2016.[8] The Electrification of Guntakal-Wadi Section of 228 Route Km's completed in 2017.[9] The Electrification of Guntakal-Gunturu Section of 430 Route Km's has been completed in 2018[10]


Diesel Loco Shed, Guntakal was started as a metre gauge shed but after gauge conversions in Guntakal and Hubballi divisions a broad gauge shed was opened in 1995. It houses WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDG-3A, WDG-3A and WDG4 locos. There is a coaching maintenance depot at Guntakal.[11] Since after overhaul with Electric Traction, Indian railways also sanctioned Electric Loco shed and it holds WAG-7 class locomotives.[12]


Guntakal Junction is classified as an A–category station in the Guntakal railway division.[13] Guntakal has been selected for the Adharsa Station Scheme, a scheme for upgradation of stations by the Indian Railways.[14][15]

Preceding and following stationsEdit

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
South Central Railway zone
Mumbai-Chennai line
South Central Railway zone
Vijayawada-Vasco line
TerminusSouth Central Railway zone
Guntakal-KSRBengaluru line


  1. ^ "Arrivals at GTL/Guntakal Junction (7 PFs)". Indiarailinfo. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. 2015. p. 45. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  3. ^ John Hurd, Ian J. Kerr, India’s Railway History: A Research Handbook, page 177
  4. ^ "IR History:Early days II". 1870–1899. IRFCA. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  5. ^ W. Francis (1988). "Gazetteer of South India". Vol II, page 479. Mittal Publications, A 110 Mohan Garden, New Delhi – 110059. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Guntakal-Mysore Frontier Railway". fibis. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
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  11. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
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  13. ^ "Category of Stations over Guntakal Division". South Central Railway zone. Portal of Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Adarsh Railway Station Scheme". Press Information Bureau. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Adarsh Stations" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. Retrieved 24 May 2019.