From 15th December, 2011 up to 16th January, 2012, in order to clear extra rush of passenger traffic of pilgrims bound for
Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala, South Central Railway will run Special trains to Kollam via Kottayam. The train will have stops at Duvvada, Anakapalli, Tuni, Annavaram, Samalkot, Visakhapatnam Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Tenali, Chirala, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta,Tirupati, Katpadi,Jolarpattai, Salem, Erode, Coimbator, Palakkad, Thrisur, and Kottayam. The train services from Ernakulam Town are on Thursdays and Sundays. Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam - Kollam – Sabrimala Specials: December 15, 2011 to January 16, 2012 Visakhapatnam
Train No. 08569
Visakhapatnam-Kollam bi-weekly Special Train will depart at 09:0 hrs on Thursdays and Sundays ie. on 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th, 29th December, 2011 and 1st, 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th January, 2012 and arrive Kollamat 15 30 hrs on the next day. Visakhapatnam
In the return direction, Train No. 08570 Kollam-Visakhapatnam bi-weekly Special Train will depart Kollam at 19:20 hrs on Fridays and Mondays ie., on 16th , 19th , 23rd, 26th , 30th December,2011 and 2nd , 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th January 2012 and arrive Visakhapatnam at 01:25 on the second day.