Thiruvananthapuram division was formed on 2nd October, 1979, carving out the Shornur-Cochin Harbour Terminus section from the erstwhile Olavakkot division and Ernakulam – Trivandrum Kannyakumari section of Madurai division.
The doubling of track between Kayankulam-Quilon Junction was completed in 1996 and between Quilon-Trivandrum during the year 2000. During the same year the Railway Electrification works between Shornur Ernkaulam was commissioned. The Electrification between Ernakulam to Trivandrum via Kottayam and Alleppey was completed in 2006.
Agro industries are available at Trichur, Ernakulam, Vaikam, Thodupuzha, Amplapuzha, Tiruvalla, Kottarakara and Trivandrum. The mineral wealth of Kerala are China clay, silca sand, Mineral sand, Limeshell, Lime stone, Quartz, Baxite, Graphite and Magnesite.
Cement factories: Travancore Cements, Kottayam
Fertilizer factories: fertilizers and Chemicals of Travancore Ltd Amblamugal
Refeneries: Cochin Refineries Ltd Ambalamugal
Major Railway Sidings
Major 14 Sidings Food Corporation of India (One each at Kazhakkuttam, Quilon, Karunagappally, Chingavanam, Cochin Harbour Terminus, Angamali, Mulamkunnathukavu, Piravam Road -1 (Hindusthan Newsprint) Irumpanam -3 (Cochin Refiniries/ Bharat Petroleum Ltd and FACT) Cochin Harbour Terminus -1 (Container corporation) Kalamassery (FACT), Angamali-(TELK)
Shri. Sunil Bajpai DRM
Shri. P. Mahesh ADRM
System Map of Thiruvananthapuram Division