Thiruvananthapuram railway division
|Thiruvananthapuram Railway division|
|Locale||Kerala, Tamil Nadu|
|Dates of operation||1979–present|
|Headquarters||Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India|
Thiruvananthapuram Railway division is part of Southern Railway Zone of India. Its headquarters is in Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram division was formed on 2 October 1979 followed by formation of Bangalore rail division. It was the 53rd Division in the country. As of 1997, it has 625 km of route length and carries over 1.65 lakh passengers daily.
The doubling of track between Kayankulam-Quilon completed in 1996 and between Quilon-Trivandrum in 2000. Electrification between Ernakulam & Trivandrum via Kottayam and Alleppey completed in 2006. Electrification of Trivandrum-Nagercoil-Tirunelveli and Nagercoil-Kanyakumari completed in 2012. Doubling of Trivandrum-Nagercoil is awaiting sanction from railway ministry. Third and fourth rail line survey of Ernakulam-Thrissur-Shoranur announced in rail budget. Shabari rail from Angamali to Erumeli and its extension to Trivandrum via Punalur announced in rail budget.
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 built at Thiruvananthapuram central, Ernakulam, Nagercoil, Alleppey and kochuveli. New passenger terminals proposed at Kanyakumari, Nemom and Kottayam.
A MEMU shed is getting completed at Kollam junction for running MEMU trains.
A new suburban corridor proposed by Railways between Thiruvananthapuram and Haripad/Chenganur for which MRVC is tasked to conduct study and submit report.
- Southern Railway Zone
- Indian Railways
- Palakkad Railway Division
- Thiruvananthapuram Central
- Coimbatore city Junction
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