South Coastal Railway
దక్షిణ కోస్తా రైల్వే
दक्षिण तट रेल्वे

System map</br>18-South Coastal Railway</br>

Dates of operation to be proposed [1]
Predecessor Bengal Nagpur Railway, Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway, Hyderabad-Godavari Valley Railway, Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway, North Eastern Railway, East Coast Railway, South Central Railway
Track gauge Broad gauge


The South Coastal Railway is one of the 18 zones of Indian Railways. The South Coastal Railway Zone covers Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Orissa and Chattisgarh. It has a length of 3500KM rail route. The South Coastal Railway Zone consists of Waltair, Vijayawada, Guntur and Guntakal divisions.



South Coastal serves Visakhapatnam Sea Port and Kakinada sea port. It is a Major freight carrier for Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, R.I.N.L., N.M.D.C., N.A.L.C.O., I.O.C., B.P.C.L., H.P.C.L.. It transports coal to Seaports and Power plants like VTPS and NTPC from Talcher and Mahanadi Coal fields. Most number passenger trains passes through the Vijayawada and Guntur railway division. Waltair railway division being highest freight earner. Vijayawada railway division highest passenger earner.

Major Routes of South Coastal Railway

  • Koraput-Damanjodi-Rayagada line
  • Kirandul-Jagdalpur-Koraput-Araku-Kothavalasa line
  • Bobbili-Salur line
  • Nidadavolu-Bhimavaram-Gudivada-Vijayawada / Narsapur-Bhimavaram / Machilipatnam - Gudivada
  • Samalkot-Kakinada Port line
  • Kakinada-Kotipalli line
  • Vijayawada-Kondapalli of Vijayawada-Kazipet line
  • Vijayawada-Guntur-Nandyal-Guntakal-Bellary
  • Gudur-Renigunta-Bommasamudram / Renigunta-Tirupati-Chittoor-Bommasamudram
  • Chittoor-Dharmavaram-Guntakal-Dhone
  • Renigunta-Cudapah-Guntakal
  • Guntakal-Raichur-Nalwar

Major Railway Stations

'A' Category Stations

Loco Sheds

The South Coastal Railway Zone consists of Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Gooty and Guntakal loco sides. Visakhapatnam being largest diesel loco shed in our Country with 206 locos.[3]

It also consists of 167 Electric locos.[4] Vijayawada diesel loco shed consisting of 41 diesel locos.[5] Vijayawada electric loco shed consists of 200 locos.[6] Gooty loco shed consists of 182 diesel locos.[7]

Work Shops

Wagon Work Shop is present in Rayanapadu. Coach Work Shop is present in Tirupati. ROH depots for Wagon maintenance are present at Vijayawada and Gooty. Coaching maintenance depots at Vijayawada, Tirupati, Guntur, Kakinada, Narsapur, Guntakal and Machilipatnam.[8]


  1. new railway zone – a profile. Retrieved on 2014-06-15.
  2. Vijayawada Division – a profile. Indian Railways. Retrieved on 2014-06-15.
  3. Visakhapatnam diesel loco shed. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  4. Visakhapatnam electric loco shed frequency increase. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  5. Vijayawada diesel loco shed. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  6. Vijayawada electric loco shed. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  7. gooty diesel loco shed. Retrieved on 2014-06-17.
  8. Coaching and Maintenance depots. Retrieved on 2014-06-18.

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