The 529.45 km SHSR corridor connecting Kasaragod and Thiruvananthapuram eases the transport between north and south ends of the state and reduces the total travel time to less than 4 hours, compared with the present 10 to 12 hrs.
The Broad-Gauge Line from Thalassery to Mysore will not only boost the socio-economic development of tribal areas of Kannur and Wayanad, but also provide a direct rail link from central Malabar to Mysore and Bangalore. The proposed East bound direct line will be 240 Km long and will take only about 5 hours to Mysore.
The proposed BG line provides the missing link between Nilambur in Malappuram District of Kerala and Nanjangud in Chamaraja Nagar District of Karnataka. Nilambur is an existing Railway station connected to Shoranur. Nanjangud is an existing Railway Station in Mysore – Chamarajanagar sections.
The old Ernakulam Terminus (ERG) was built in 1902 by the erstwhile Maharaja of Kochi. It was abandoned in 1990 with the development of Ernakulam Junction and yard. The terminus is situated on 42 acres land and there is a track to the main line.