For Ayyappa Yatra 2009-2010, South Central Railway will run special trains from Vijayawada and Machilipatnam (Bandar) to clear extra rush. Many other trains will run via Vijayawada to clear the congestion for Ayyappa deeksha performers.
Vijayawada – Kollam Sabarimala special trains for 2009-2010 season:
Special train number 730 will start from Vijayawada at 70 clock in the night on December 9, 2009. Train number 730-B will start from Vijayawada on December 16, 2009, January 1 and 2 in 2010 at 110 clock in the night.
Kollam – Vijayawada Sabarimala special trains for 2009-2010 season:
In return journey, Kollam – Vijayawada special train number 729 will start from Kollam at 11.50 in night on December 10, 2009. Train number 729-B will start from Kollam to Vijayawada on December 10, 14, and 23 in 2009 at 2.15 am.
Machilipatnam – Kollam and Kollam – Machilipatnam Sabarimala special trains for 2009-2010 seasons:
Special train number 730-A will start from Machilipatnam at 4.30 in the evening on December 12, 2009. In return journey, 729-A train will start from Kollam to Machilipatnam at night 11.50 on December 13, 2009.