In view of breaches to Railway track near Elamanchili o­n Vijayawada – Visakhapatnam rail route in Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway, the train services to and from Visakhapatnam got affected today i.e o­n 13thOctober 2014. As per the present situation, the train services to Visakhapatnam are likely to be restored tomorrow, i.e 14th October 2014.

However, long distance Express trains towards Howrah are being operated o­n diverted route via Vijayawada – Kazipet – Balharshah – Nagpur – Jharsiguda – Kharagpur. Except for the Section from Samalkot to Visakhapatnam, train services have been running continuously o­n all other routes o­n SCR in spite of cyclone ‘Hudhud’ in the last few days.

For the benefit of passengers, SCR is operating 2 Special trains in Visakhapatnam direction – o­ne each from Hyderabad and Tirupati today. A special train from Hyderabad (departure time 05:15pm) to Kakinada is provided with stoppages at Stations as per the schedule of Godavari Express.
Another Special train from Tirupati (departure Time 08:50pm) to Tuni is provided with stoppages at Stations as per the schedule of Tirumala Express. These 2 special trains are aimed at clearing the stranded passengers, if any, at enroute stations to destinations situated up to Tuni in Visakhapatnam route. Current information o­n the running of train services is being widely disseminated through Media and also through special Helpline Numbers set up at 22 Railway Stations o­n SCR.

Helpline numbers at major Stations are:

Vijayawada: 0866-2576796, 2767233, 2767070, 2767040

Rajahmundry: 0883-2420541, 2420543, 2420780, 2420790

Eluru: 08812-232267                                     Tuni: 08854-252172

Anakapalli: 08924-221698                              Kakinada Port: 0884-2340592

Kakinada Town: 0884-2374227                       Samalkot: 0884-232882

Tadepalligudam: 08818-226162                      Tirupati: 0877-2225810, 9676903528

Secunderabad: 040-27700868, 27829007        Hyderabad: 040-23200865

Guntur: 0863-2222014                                   Kazipet: 0870-2548660.

 

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Train Services to Visakhapatnam Likely to be Restored by Tomorrow (i.e 14th October 2014)