The speed of 19 trains operating services along the Kottayam route would increase after the inauguration of the double track later this month. Indeed, these trains are currently stuck at different stations to cross for 20 to 45 minutes, which could be avoided when two tracks are operational. Thereafter, the running time would decrease.
The Thiruvananthapuram division of Southern Railway has already recommended the revision of the schedules of these trains.
The trains are: Guruvayur-Punalur Express, Sri Ganganagar – Kochuveli, Bengaluru – Kanyakumari Island, Visakhapatnam – Kollam, Shalimar – Nagercoil, Bhavnagar – Kochuveli, Secunderabad – Thiruvananthapuram Sabari, Kurla – Kochuveli, Ernakulam – Kollam MEMU, Thiruvananthapuram – Chennai Super, Palakkad – Tirunelveli Palaruvi, Nagercoil – Gandhidham, Kanyakumari – Katra Himsagar, Nagercoil – Shalimar, Thiruvananthapuram – Mangaluru Malabar, Kochuveli – Kurla, Thiruvananthapuram – Secunderabad Sabari, Kochuveli – Yeswantpur Garib Rath and Nilambur – Kottayam.