East Coast Railway zone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from East Coast Railway)
Jump to: navigation, search
For the British railway operator, see East Coast (train operating company).
East Coast Railway
Indianrailwayzones-numbered.png
East Coast Railway-15
East Coast Railway division Montage of Indian Railways.png
East Coast Railway Montage clockwise from top left: Shortened form of East Coast Railway Zone, A train crossing Mahanadi river at Cuttack, View of Visakhapatnam railway station, An Express and Freight trains at Alamanda, Vizianagaram, East Coast Railway Zonal Headquarters at Bhubaneswar, Cuttack railway station, Brahmapur railway station
Locale Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh
Dates of operation 1st April 2003–
Headquarters Bhubaneswar Railway Station
Website ECoR official website
Vishakapatnam Junction is the busiest railway station of East Coast Railway Zone

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) is one of the sixteen railway zones of Indian Railways. It came into existence on 1 April 2003. As the name suggests, most of the railway routes of the zone are near the east coast of India.

History[edit]

Consequent upon the parliament’s approval , East Coast Railway was first out of the seven new zones to be inaugurated by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri H.H. Devegowda on 08.08.1996. The Officer-on-Special Duty took over charge of the newly declared Zone on 16th September,1996. Initially, only one division namely Khurda Road was attached to this railway. Subsequently the zone became fully operational with effect from 01.04.2003.

East Coast Railway was first of the seven new zones inaugurated on 8 August 1996. Initially, only one division, Khurda Road, was attached to this railway. The zone became fully operational with effect from 1 April 2003 with three divisions — Khurda Road, Vishakapatnam, and Sambalpur. Visakhapatnam will be delinked with the east coast railway in order to include in south east coast railway once the new railwayzone is formed after the appointed date of AP bifurcation.

Divisions[edit]

The geographical jurisdiction of East Coast Railway zone extends over three states encompassing almost all of Odisha along with parts of Srikakulam, Vizainagaram and Visakhapatnam districts of northeastern Andhra Pradesh and Bastar and Dantewada districts of Chhatisgarh state. The zonal headquarters is at Bhubaneswar in Odisha.

The zone has three divisions: Sambalpur, Khurda Road and Waltair.

Major railway stations[edit]

‘A’ Class Stations Bhubaneswar, Puri and Visakhapatnam.
‘B’ Class Stations Bhadrak, Brahmapur, Cuttack, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Khurda Road, Palasa, Rayagada, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagaram and Sambalpur


Trains of East Coast Railway[edit]

  • Bhubaneswar- New Delhi Duronto (12281/12282)
  • Bhubaneswar- New Delhi Rajdhani Daily(22811 and 22823)
  • Bhubaneswar- New Delhi Odisha Sampark Kranti (12819)
  • Puri - New delhi Purushottam Express Daily(12801)
  • Puri- New Delhi Neelanchal Express (12875)
  • Puri- New Delhi Nandan Kannan Express (12815)
  • Puri- Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express Daily(18477)
  • Bhubaneswar- New Delhi Via (Rourkela) Weekly(22805)
  • Bhubaneswar- Howrah Jan Shatabadi Except sunday(12074)
  • Puri- Howrah Shatabdi Express Except wednesday (12278)
  • Samudra Kanya Express Puri- Digha weekly(22890)
  • Puri- Howrah Garib Rath BiWeekly(12882)
  • Sri Jagannath Express Puri- Howrah Daily(18410)
  • Puri- Digha Express Weekly(22878)
  • Visakhapatnam - Digha Express Weekly(22874)
  • Baidyanath Dham Express Puri- Patna Weekly(18449)
  • Bhubaneswar - Chennai Express Weekly(12830)
  • Puri - Chennai Express Weekly(22859)
  • Bhubaneswar- Puducherry Weekly(12898)
  • Bhubaneswar- Rameswaram Weekly(18496)
  • Puri - Yeshvanthpur Garib Rath Weekly(22883)
  • Bhubaneswar - Yesvathpur Weekly (12845)
  • Bhubaneswar - Bengaluru City Prashanthi Express Daily(18463)
  • Puri - Ahmedabad Express Four times weekly(12843)
  • Puri - Surat weekly (22827)
  • Puri - Ahmedabad Express Weekly(18405)
  • Puri - Durg Express Daily(18425)
  • Puri - Sambalpur Intercity Daily(18304)
  • Puri - Hatia Tapaswini Express Daily (18452)
  • Puri - Mumbai LTT Weekly (22866)
  • Bhubaneswar - Mumbai LTT Biweekly (12880)
  • Bhubaneswar - Rourkela Rajya Rani express(18418)
  • Bhubaneswar - Balangir express Daily (12893)
  • Bhubaneswar - Dhanbad Garib Rath Weekly(12832)
  • Puri - Ajmer Bi weekly (18421)
  • Puri - Sai nagar shirdi Weekly(18407)
  • Puri - Jodhpur Weekly (18473)
  • Bhubaneswar - Pune Weekly (22882)
  • Bhubaneswar - Tirupati Weekly (22871 and 22879)
  • Bhubaneswar - Visakhapatnam Intercity Daily(18411)
  • Puri - Okha Dwarka Express Weekly (18401)
  • Visakhapatnam - Amritsar Hirakud Express Tri Weekly (18507)
  • Tata Nagar - Visakhapatnam Weekly (18515)
  • Janmabhoomi Express Visakhapatnam- Secunderabad Daily (12805)
  • Visakhapatnam - Hazrat Nizamudin Link express Daily (12861)
  • Visakhapatnam - Hazur sahib Nanded Tri weekly (18509)
  • Visakhapatnam - H Nizamuddin swarna jayanti express Bi Weekly (12803)
  • Visakhapatnam - Sai Nagar Shirdi Weekly(18503)
  • Sambalpur - Hazur Sahib Nanded tri Weekly Nagavali Express(18309)
  • Visakhapatnam- Chennai Weekly Express (22869)
  • Visakhapatnam - Gandhi dham Weekly (18501)
  • Visakhapatnam - Kollam Weekly (18567)
  • Visakhapatnam - Mumbai LTT Daily (18519)


Units of East Coast Railway[edit]

  • Loco Shade Bondamunda, Visakhapatnam
  • Mechanical workshop - Mancheswar, Bhubaneswar
  • No MEMU, EMU car shed


Image Gallery[edit]

Routes[edit]

East Coast Railway zone has about 184 railway stations.

Division Track kilometre Route kilometre Electrified Track kilometre Electrified Route kilometre
Khurda Road 1,976 834 1,965 834
Sambalpur 1,116 740
Waltair 2,122 1,103 1,406 709
Total 5,214 2,677 3,371 1,543

Railway lines under ECoRly[edit]

ECoR has only 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge railway tracks.

  1. Ranital Junction (Bhadrak)-Khurda Road-Visakhapatnam-Duvvada Double line (Cuttack- Bhubaneswar Double line is yet to complete)
  2. Nergundi Junction-Talcher Double line
  3. Vizianagaram-Jharsuguda Double line
  4. Cuttack-Paradip Double line
  5. Khurda Road-Puri Double line
  6. Sambalpur-Talcher Bhudapank Double line
  7. Titlagarh-Jharsuguda Single line
  8. Kothavalasa–Kirandul line
  9. Rayagada-Koraput Single line
  10. Naupada-Gunupur Single line
  11. Bobbili-Salur Single line
  12. Khurda Road-Bhubaneswar Triple line (It is yet to have fourth line)

External links[edit]