A view of Kannur Railway Station.
|Locale||Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod and Dakshina Kannada|
|Owner||Government of India|
|Operator(s)||Palakkad Railway Division of Southern Railway zone|
|Line length||307 km (190.76 mi)|
|Track length||307 km (190.76 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||In progress (Commissioned up to Cheruvathur)|
The Shoranur–Mangalore section is a railway segment of IR functioning under Palakkad Division of Southern Railway Zone. This is a broad gauge line which begins at the Shornur Junction railway station in Kerala and ends at the Mangalore Central railway station in Karnataka. This line passes through major towns including Tirur, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyannur, Nileshwaram, Kanhangad and Kasaragod.
The Shoranur–Mangalore section is a strategic route and the lifeline of Malabar's economy that inter connects the important cities of this regions and also serves as threshold to Tulu Nadu, Konkan and Mumbai from Kerala.