To clear the extra rush of passengers , special trains been started running by the Southern Railways to Kollam from different parts of Andhra Pradesh to clear the extra rush of passengers during the Sabarimala season.
The Narsapur-Kollam Special via Renigunta, Tirupati and Pakala would leave Narsapur at 2050 hrs on December 30 and 31 and reach Kollam at 0100 hrs on the third day. The Kollam-Narsapur Special will leave Kollam at 0300 hrs on January 1 and 2, 2011.
The Sirupurkagaznagar-Kollam will leave Siruprkagaznagar at 2115 on December 15 and arrive at Kollam at 0510 hrs on the third day. The Kollam-Vijayawada special would leave kollam at 0510 hrs on December 17 and January 7, 2011 and reach Vijayawada at 0520 hrs the next day.
Another special the Karimnagar-Kollam would leave Karimnagar at 2145 hrs on January 5, 2011 and arrive Kollam at 0245 Hrs the third day. The Kollam-Vijayawada Special will leave Kollam at 0510 hrs on January 7, 2011, and arrive Vijayawada at 0520 hrs the third day.
The Aurangabad-Kollam special would leave Aurangabad at 1015 hrs on December 10 and 31 and reach kollam at 0245 hrs on the third day.
The Kollam-Tirupati special would leave Kollam at 0510 hrs on December 12 and January 1 and reach Tirupati at 2145 Hrs on the same day.
The Akola-Kollam speacil will leave Akola at 0940 hrs on December 3 and 17 aqnd arrive at Kollam at 0245 hrs on the third day. The Kollam-Tirpuati special will leave Kollam at 0519 hrs on December 5 and 19 and reach Tirputrai at 2145 hrs on the same day.