The Southern Railway is one of the prominent and largest of Indian Railways Zones. It extends over the complete Indian Southern Peninsula. The Southern Railway covers the various states including Tamilnadu, Kerala, regionss of Andhra Pradesh, parts of Karnataka and Pondicherry.

Southern RailwayThe Southern Railway (SR) incorporates far away and long distance regions like Mangalore on the western coast, Kanniyakumari in the south to Gudur – North East and Renigunta – North West.

On 14th April 1951, the Southern Railway of India became the first Railway Zone to be inaugurated in independent India. It was created after amalgamating the South Indian Railway, the Madras, Southern Mahratta Railway and the Mysore state railway. It was originally created during the British colonial rule in 1853 and registered in 1859 when its offices were headquatered at Tiruchirapalli (Trichy).

There are six Divisional headquarters of Southern Railway at Chennai, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Salem, Palakkad, and Thiruvananthapuram.  Approximately over 500 million passengers travel every year on the network of Southern Railways.  This zone of the Indian Railways derives its revenue from the passengers instead of freight and that makes it stand apart from other railway zones of India.

A huge section of this railway zone is consisted of meter gauge lines in comparison to majority of other Indian Railways zones who have broad gauge lines. The major focus at present is directed at converting all lines to broad gauge, improving the facilities at stations, covering the platform, installing better catering stalls and incorporating an automated signaling system to prevent accidents.

Southern RailwayAs per the statistics on Chennai Central station, it serves nearly one million passengers daily. Six stations of the Southern Railway are being scheduled for upgrading including Chennai, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram. In fact, Chennai Central and Trivandrum Central railway stations are being transformed to world class standards.

Northern Railway Zone offers the facility of online reservation to its passengers where in they can book their tickets in advance for the various

Northern Railway station

destinations. In addition to the online reservation, passengers can book their tickets from various reservation offices of Northern Railways and through various authorized travel agents.

Details of the reservation of trains plying though northern railway zone can be obtained by using the following phone numbers at the various stations of this zone.

Station

Reservation Enquiry

IVRS Arr/Dep of trains

IVRS Reservation Status

Ambala

NA

132

132

Amethi

222131

NA

NA

Amritsar

2566486

133

133

Amroha

259004

1335,63661-62

1335,63661-62

Bareilly

2470131

1335,568161-164

1335,568161-164

Beas

NA

133

133

Bhatinda

NA

132

NA

Chandigarh

NA

132

132

Delhi Area

131

1330 & 1335

1330 & 1335

Deharadun

2629485

1335,624002,

624002, 622131

Haridwar

242931

1335, 426477-80

1335, 426477 – 80

Hardoi

220131

1335, 35048

1335, 35048

Gurgaon

6307816

NOT AVAILABLE

NOT AVAILABLE

Jalandhar City

NOT AVAILABLE

133

133

Jammu TaviI

NOT AVAILABLE

133

133

Kalka

NOT AVAILABLE

NOT AVAILABLE

NOT AVAILABLE

Kanpur

1322

1335

1335

Lucknow

135,636,132

1332, 1332

1330, 1335

Ludhiana

NOT AVAILABLE

133

133

Meert City

NOT AVAILABLE

NOT AVAILABLE

NOT AVAILABLE

Moradabad

410131, 413152

325707 – 325710, 1335

325707 – 325710, 1335

Northern RailwayNorthern Railway offers the facilities of the AC & NON AC Retiring Rooms and Dormitories at several important stations that can be booked on the basis of “first come first serve” by making the payment of prescribed charges. These act as the transit accommodation for passengers.

In order to avail this facility one should be having a valid ticket for an inward/outward journey as well as one should be entitled to apply for the utilizing of the Retiring rooms and Dormitory beds.  One may ask for the application forms from the station Managers and Matron of the Retiring room Dormitories.

North Western Railway Zone offers the facility of online railway reservation to its passengers where in they can book their tickets in advance for the various North Western Railway Zone Reservationdestinations. In addition to the online reservation, passengers can book their tickets from various reservation offices of North Western Railways and through various authorized travel agents.

Details of the reservation of trains plying though North Western railway zone can be obtained by using the following phone numbers at the various stations of this zone.

Station

Reservation Enquiry

Arr/Dep of trains

ABU ROAD

225731

222222

AJMER

135 / 3623735

2432535

ALSALPUR JOBNER

250037

ALWAR

2343821

ATELI

275207

BADHAL

28431

BANDIKUI

222063

BANSTHALI Newai

222038

BAR

284232

BASSI

222213

BEAWAR

257244

BHATINDA

131

BHILWARA

222277

226270

BHIWANI

242699

BHUPAL SAGAR

284232

BIJAINAGAR

2300191

BIKANER

2523134/2523132

2523131/2200131

CHIRAWA

220025

CHOMUH SAMOD

220064

DAHAR-KA-BALAJI

2233837

North Western Railway zone provides the range of facilities including Medical Shop, Tourist Information Centre, STD/PCO, Computer reservation centre, Retiring room, waiting room, book stall, refreshment both Veg and Non Veg.

North West TrainThe North Western Railway has organized in total Nine Standard Circular Journey tickets. These standard circular journey tickets eradicate the trouble of purchasing fresh tickets at every point of the travel. One needs to select a tour and purchase ticket directly from the booking office at the Ajmer and Jaipur stations.

The Station Managers of the few significant stations have been granted exceptional discretionary powers to allow refund on tickets which remain unused from their stations where refund is not permitted at the station because the time limits of expiry as mentioned in the railways policy. Names of these stations include Ajmer, Churu, Bikaner, Jodnpur, Rewari, Lalgarh, Udaipur City, Chitorgarh, Bhiwani, etc

The Western Railway is one of the demanding and eventful networks of the 16 railways zones of India.  Headquarters of the Western Railway is situated in Mumbai at Churchgate and it comprises of six divisions including Bhavnagar, Mumbai, Ratlam, Rajkot, Vadodara and Ahmedabad.

Western RailwayThere are numerous major railway lines in Western Railways including Ratlam – Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad – Vadodara and Palanpur – Ahmedabad.  Presently it is serving the coastal Maharashtra, complete state of Gujarat, portions of Western Madhya Pradesh and the eastern portion of Rajasthan.

The Western Railways has been playing the vital role in the economy of India as it serves the western coast of India that possess numerous ports including Kandla, Porbandar, Okha, Bhavnagar in Gujarat and Mumbai in Maharashtra state.

The suburban section of Western Railway is truly remarkable as one of the highly crowded and busiest railway network. It is rightly termed as the lifeline of the Mumbai serving millions of passengers every day. Mumbai western local train stretches from Churchgate to Dahanu Road covering the distance of 120 km in between 38 stations

On November 5, 1951, the Western Railway of India was inaugurated. As a result of reorganization many state-owned railways were merged to create Western Railways.  It comprises of various state owned railways that like the Rajputana, Saurashtra and Jaipur railways,Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (BB&CI Railway).

Western RailwayIn 1928, the Western Railway introduced the first ever electric train connecting Churchgate to Borivali. Later on, many princely states were integrated in the Western Railway network and numerous railways operating in western Gujarat were amalgamated into Saurashtra Railway.

Ajmer and Jaipur divisions were part of the Western Railway however they were merged with North Western Railway in 2002. Also the Kota division of Western Railway joined with West Central Railway in April 2003.

Western Railway Zone offers the facility of online reservation to its passengers where in they can book their tickets in advance for the various Western Railway Reservationdestinations. In addition to the online railway reservation, passengers can book their tickets from various reservation offices of western Railways and through various authorized travel agents.

Details of the reservation of the trains running through Western railway zone can be obtained by using the following phone numbers at the various stations of this zone.

Station

Reservation Enquiry

Arr/Dep of trains

AHMEDABAD

131

ANAND

131

ANKLESHWAR

255131

BHACHAU

24455

BHARUCH

241331/131

BHAVNAGAR

131

131

BHILDI

33236

BOTAD

51463

51463

DAHOD

131

DAKOR

244391

DHRANGADHRA

22668

DISA

21700

DWARKA

236595

234094

GANDHIDHAM

131

GANDHIGRAM

2580870

6586412

GANDHINAGAR

3922420

GODHRA

246131

HAPA

2570410

HIMMATNAGAR

45131

INDORE

131

The Western Railway has organized in total Sixty Six Standard Circular Journey tickets. These standard circular journey tickets eradicate the trouble of purchasing fresh tickets at every point of the travel. One needs to select a tour and purchase ticket directly from the booking office at the Ahmedabad, Mumbai Central, Bhavnagar, Indore, Surat, Vadodara stations, etc.

Western RailwayThe Station Managers of the few significant stations have been granted exceptional discretionary powers to allow refund on tickets which remain unused from their stations where refund is not permitted at the station because the time limits of expiry as mentioned in the railways policy. Names of these stations include Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Indore, etc

Tourist spots covered by the Western Railways includes Rarnetkar in Rajkot division, Mandu, Ujjain, Chittorgarh , Indore in Ratlam division, Ahmedabad, Sankheda, Dakor , Pavagarh in Vadodara  division, Somnath, Junagarh, Palitana in Bhavnagar Division, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Vasai, Borivali and Churchgate in Mumbai Central division.

West Central Railway is one of the significant railway zones of the Indian Railways. The office of this railway zone is headquartered at Jabalpur and it is comprises of two divisional headquarters including Jabalpur Division and Bhopal Division.

West Central RailwayInitially Jabalpur was part of the central Railway and Bhopal was under Kota Division. West Central Railway stretches in the West-East direction from Khandwa to Manikpur. It covers Bina in the North-South direction. In addition to handle increasing passenger traffic smoothly, West Central Railway is also prominent as a vital freight corridor.

West Central Railway zone is serving the 39 districts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The zone embraces 2911 kilometers of railway tracks involving 1328 kilometers of the electrified tracks. Chief tourist sites covered by West Central Railway zone comprises of Bird sanctuary of Bharatpur, The hill station of Panchmarhi and National Reserve Forests of Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha-Kisli

Important railway stations belongs to the West Central Railway are Bhopal, Kota, Jabalpur, Ganjbasoda, Hoshangabad, Habibganj, Vidisha, Harda, Guna, Katni, Bharatpur, Itarsi, and Bina.  This zone West maintains excellent equilibrium of passenger and freight traffic.

Jabalpur Division covers region which have a large number cement plants and Satna-Rewa cluster is noteworthy for large scale cement shipment. In addition to cement other items which are frequently transported via Jabalpur and Bhopal division arelimestone, bauxite, LPG,dolomite, etc

Approximately 75 million passengers travel by western central railway every year which generates the passenger earnings of about Rs 386 crores for the railways.  The total annual earning of western central railway is Rs. 1269 crores considering the other coaching earnings like parcel traffic of Rs. 25.64 crores.

West Central RailwayWest Central Railway possesses two key marshalling yards at New Katni Junction and Itarsi Junction. It contains three electric loco sheds with a entire fleet of 349 electric locomotives. It also contains two diesel loco sheds with an entire fleet of 349 diesel locomotives. This is to ensure the smooth management of railway traffic along the western railways tracks.

West Central RailwayWest Central Railway Zone offers the facility of online railway reservation to its passengers where in they can book their tickets in advance for the various destinations. In addition to the online reservation, passengers can book their tickets from various reservation offices of west Central Railways and through various authorized travel agents.

Details of the reservation of trains plying through Western railway zone can be obtained by using the following phone numbers at the various stations of this zone.

Station

Reservation Enquiry

Arr/Dep of trains

Ashok Nagar

131

Bharatpur

131

131

Ganagapur City

131

34131

Gulabganj

46322

Habibganj

131

Hoshangabad

Jabalpur

320236

131

Kumbhraj

43240

Kota

441844

441162

Mungaoli

72043

Narsingpur

131

Ruthiyai

64233

Sarangpur

22070

Satna

131

Shajapur

22299

Timarni

42030

Vidisha

131

SawaiMadhopur

131

Pipraigaon

47237

Obaidulganj

4033

West Central Railway  StationThe Station Managers of the few significant stations have been granted exceptional discretionary powers to allow refund on tickets which remain unused from their stations where refund is not permitted at the station because the time limits of expiry as mentioned in the railways policy. Names of these stations include Bhopal, Bina, Maihar, Jabalpur, Katni, Itarsi, Satna, Vidisha, Saugor, Habibganj, etc

The West Central Railway has organized in total five Standard Circular Journey tickets. These standard circular journey tickets eradicate the trouble of purchasing fresh tickets at every point of the travel. One needs to select a tour and purchase ticket directly from the booking office at the Jabalpur, Saugor, Itarsi, Satna, Katni, Bhopal, Bina, etc

The West Central railway offers various amenities for the passengers at the station including Medical Shop, Tourist Information Centre, STD/PCO booth, Computer Reservation Office, Retiring room, Waiting Room, Refreshment room including veg and Non Veg, Light refreshment stall and book stall.

Southern Railway Zone offers the facility of online reservation to its passengers where in they can book their tickets in advance for the various Southern Railway Stationdestinations. In addition to the online reservation, passengers can book their tickets from various reservation offices of Southern Railways and through various authorized travel agents.

Details of the reservation of trains plying through Southern railway zone can be obtained by using the following phone numbers at the various stations of this zone.

Station

Reservation Enquiry

Arr/Dep of trains

Alleppey

253665

253965

Calicut

703822, 704364

131

Chennai Central

132

131

Chidambaram

38298

Coimbatore

300683, 132

131

Ernakulam

132, 353751

131

Erode

132, 256111

131

Kottayam

569966

131

Madurai

131, 743131, 743132

135

Mayiladuturai

22131

Nagore

70161

Palghat

555199

555231

Pondicherry

336684

131

Salem

446664, 448475

Thanjavur

30733

131

Tiruchchirappalli

461362, 132

131

Tirunelveli

338308

131

Tirupur

700450

Trivandrum

334680, 132

131

Virudunagar

343747

131

The Station Managers of the few significant stations have been granted exceptional discretionary powers to allow refund on tickets which remain unused from their stations where refund is not permitted at the station because the time limits of expiry as mentioned in the railways policy.

The Southern Railway has organized various Standard Circular Journey tickets. These standard circular journey tickets eradicate the trouble of purchasing fresh tickets at every point of the travel. One needs to select a tour and purchase ticket directly from the booking office at the various stations.

Southern Railway Zone ReservationThe Southern railway offers various amenities for the passengers at the station including Medical Shop, Tourist Information Centre, STD/PCO booth, Computer Reservation Office, Retiring room, Waiting Room, Refreshment room including Veg and Non Veg, Light refreshment stall and book stall.

Retiring Rooms and dormitories (both AC and Non – AC) provided at major stations on Southern Railway can serve as your transit accommodation. Only those holding valid tickets for inward/outward journey are eligible to make use of this amenity. It is available at very reasonable cost.

South Western Railway is the state of the art and technologically advanced railway zones of the Indian Railways. The offices of the South Western Railway Zone are headquartered at Hubli in the state of Karnataka. It comprises of three divisions including Bangalore Division, Hubli Division and Mysore Division.

South Western RailwaySouth Western Railway was structured on April 1, 2003 by integrating Hubli Division of South Central Railway with Bangalore Divisions and Mysore Divisions belonging to Southern Railway.  It is the 16th railway zone of the Indian Railways.

Areas covered by South Western Railway Zone include Karnataka and some portions of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra. It also encompasses some of the important cities across various states.

South Western Railway is famous for generating high revenue and traffic even though it is one of the smallest zones of the Indian Railway. The zone handles heavy rush of passengers including a major portion of tourists from India as well as abroad.

Bangalore division is the leading and vital division of all the zones of South Western Railway and it is distinguished for heavy traffic.  There are lots of important trains operating in this zone like Lalbagh Express, Udyan Express and Shatabdi Express that connects Bangalore and Chennai.

South Western RailwaySouth Western Railway highlights several advanced telecommunication and other high tech features that assist in the smooth operations of the various the trains running through the zone. The existence of technologically advanced signaling system coupled with proficient maintenance staff makes certain the complete safety and security of the passengers travelling by South Western Railway zone.

After the completion of the proposed Hubli-Ankola line, railway network would enhance further and drive greater economic activity. It will also connect the Konkan Railway section at three points Madgaon, Ankola and Mangalore between Mangalore and Roha.

South Western Railway Zone offers the facility of online reservation to its passengers where in they can book their tickets in advance for the various South Western Railway Zone Reservationdestinations. In addition to the online railway reservation, passengers can book their tickets from various reservation offices of South Western Railways and through various authorized travel agents.

Details of the reservation of trains plying through South Western railway zone can be obtained by using the following phone numbers at the various stations of this zone.

Station

Reservation Enquiry

Arr/Dep of trains

Bangalore City

131,132 1361

131,132 2200971

Bangalore Cantt

2203373

2268554

Bangarapet

355158

355253

Belgaum

436706

436706

Chikballapur

72385

72385

Davangere

259222

258444

Dharwar

135

1,352,441,101

Gadag

537198

131

Hassan

268222

268222

Hosur

222603

222603

Kuppam

255543

256570

Malleswaram

3347651

3347651

Mandya

226711

224050

Mysore

2420103, 2422103

133,134

Shimoga Town

222660

222660

Tumkur

2278428

2278438

Vasco-da-gama

2512569

131

Whitefield

8454317

8452248

Yelahanka

8092078

8092377

Yesvantpur

3377161

3371444

The Station Managers of the few significant stations have been granted exceptional discretionary powers to allow refund on tickets which remain unused from their stations where refund is not permitted at the station because the time limits of expiry as mentioned in the railways policy.

South Western Railway Zone ReservationThe South Western Railway has organized three Standard Circular Journey tickets. These standard circular journey tickets eradicate the trouble of purchasing fresh tickets at every point of the travel. One needs to select a tour and purchase ticket directly from the booking office at the various stations Mysore, Bangalore and Hubli.

The South Western railway offers various amenities for the passengers at the station including Medical Shop, Tourist Information Centre, STD/PCO booth, Computer Reservation Office, Retiring room, Waiting Room, Refreshment room including Veg and Non Veg, Light refreshment stall and book stall.

Retiring Rooms and dormitories (both AC and Non – AC) provided at major stations on South Western Railway can serve as your transit accommodation. Only those holding valid tickets for inward/outward journey are eligible to make use of this amenity. It is available at very reasonable cost.