List of Railway Zones with their Headquarters, Date of Formation and Divisions

Important Facts about Railway Zones in India

  • Northern Railways is the biggest Railways zone in India.
  • Kolkata Metro is India's smallest railway zone with a length of 27.22 km.
  • The oldest railway zone in India is the Southern Railway. It was formed on 14 April 1951.
  • The newest railway zone in India is the South Coast Railway. Which has been formed on 27 February 2019

Complete List of Railway Zones in India

S/NRailway Zone and CodeHeadquartersFormationDivisions (Total=68)
01Southern Railway (SR)Chennai14 April, 1951Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai,Palakkad, Salem,Thiruvananthapuram
02Central Railway (CR)CST, Mumbai5 Nov., 1951Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur, Nagpur
03Western Railway(WR) Mumbai (Churchgate)5 Nov., 1951Mumbai Central, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara
04Eastern Railway (ER)Kolkata14 April, 1952Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda
05Northern Railway (NR)Delhi 14 April, 1952Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow, Moradabad
06North Eastern Railway (NER)Gorakhpur14 April, 1952Izzatnagar, Lucknow, Varanasi
07South Eastern Railway (SER)Kolkata1 Aug., 1955Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi
08Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR)Guwahati15 Jan., 1958Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangia, Lumding, Tinsukia
09South Central Railway (SCR)Secunderabad2 Oct., 1966Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Nanded
10East Central Railway (ECR)Hajipur1 Oct., 2002Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai,Samastipur, Sonpur
11North Western Railway (NWR)Jaipur 1 Oct., 2002Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur
12East Coast Railway (ECoR)Bhubaneswar1 April, 2003Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Waltair
13North Central Railway (NCR)Allahabad 1 April, 2003Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi
14South Western Railway (SWR)Hubli1 April, 2003Hubli, Bangalore, Mysore
15West Central Railway (WCR)Jabalpur1 April, 2003Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota
16South East Central Railway (SECR)Bilaspur1 April, 2003Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur
17Kolkata Metro (MKR)Kolkata29 Dec., 2010-
18South Coast Railway (SCoR)Visakhapatnam27 Feb., 2019Guntakal, Guntur, Vijayawada
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