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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
Thiruvananthapuram Central Station
LocaleKerala, Tamil Nadu
Dates of operationOctober 2, 1979 (1979-10-02)
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 routesEdit

Terminal facilitiesEdit

Thiruvananthapuram railway division has the credit of building and maintaining highest number of passenger terminals in any railway division within southern railway.[citation needed] Passenger terminals are operational at Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram central, Kollam Jn, Nagercoil Jn, and Kochuveli.

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

MEMU/suburban trainsEdit

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 trafficEdit

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 alsoEdit


  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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