Kollam MEMU Shed

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Kollam MEMU Shed
Location
Location Kollam Junction railway station, India
Coordinates 8°53′10″N 76°35′50″E / 8.886068°N 76.597297°E / 8.886068; 76.597297Coordinates: 8°53′10″N 76°35′50″E / 8.886068°N 76.597297°E / 8.886068; 76.597297
Characteristics
Owner(s) Indian Railways
Operator(s) Southern Railway zone
Depot code(s) QLN
Type Electric multiple unit
Rolling stock MEMU
Routes served QLNALLPERS141.4 km
QLNKTYMERS155.6 km
QLNCAPE151.1 km
History
Opened 1 December 2013
(3 years ago)
 (2013-12-01)

Kollam MEMU Shed is a motive power depot facility for maintaining MEMU rakes, situated in the city of Kollam in the Indian state of Kerala. It is one of the four MEMU rake maintenance sheds serving the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.[1] Presently, 5 pairs of MEMU services are now running from Kollam Junction, the maintenance works of those rakes are regularly doing in Kollam MEMU shed.

History[edit]

An evening view of Kollam MEMU Shed and railway station

MEMU sheds in Kollam and Palakkad were proposed in 2008's Indian Railway Budget. The first announced MEMU shed for Kerala was in Kollam, but the inauguration of this shed was delayed for more than two years due to clearance issues and negligence of Indian Railways.[2] Palakkad MEMU shed inaugurated on 1 January 2011.[3] The Kollam MEMU shed was formally commissioned on 1 December 2013, five years after its completion.[4] Kollam MEMU Shed is the largest MEMU Shed in Kerala, which is equipped with most modern facilities.

Maintenance of MEMU[edit]

Train Number Source Destination Schedule
66302 Kollam Junction Ernakulam Junction (Via Alappuzha) MON
66310 Kollam Junction Ernakulam Junction (Via Alappuzha) TUE
66308 Kollam Junction Ernakulam Junction (Via Kottayam) WED
66304 Kollam Junction Kanyakumari (Via Trivandrum) FRI
66300 Kollam Junction Ernakulam Junction (Via Kottayam) SAT

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MEMU Maintenance Work Begins in Kollam Kollam MEMU Shed
  2. ^ Rs.74-crore MEMU shed project awaits nod
  3. ^ More Memu sheds sought in Railway Budget
  4. ^ MEMU Maintenance Work Begins in Kollam Kollam MEMU Shed

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