Guntakal Junction railway station is located in Anantapur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and serves Guntakal. It is a junction station at the intersection point of the Mumbai-Chennai line, the Vijayawada-Margao line and the Guntakal-Bengaluru line.
During the period 1861-1871 Madras Railway extended its Chennai-Arakonnam line to Raichur to join the Great Indian Peninsula Railway line, thereby linking Mumbai and Chennai with a 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge line in 1871.
During 1888 to 1890 Southern Mahratta Railway developed a metre gauge line from Vijayawada to Margao, passing through Guntakal.
The Guntakal-Bangalore line was opened in 1892-93. The metre gauge Guntakal-Mysore Frontier Railway was opened in 1893. It was operated by Southern Mahrata Railway
Guntakal diesel loco shed was started as a metre gauge shed but after gauge conversions in Guntakal and Hubli divisions a broad gauge shed was opened in 1995. It houses WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D , WDG-3A ,WDG-3A and WDP4 locos. There is a coaching maintenance depot at Guntakal. Since after overhaul with Electric Traction, indian railways also sanctioned Electric Loco shed.
The 223 km long Nandalur-Guntakal sector was electrified by 2012. As of 2014. electrification work in the Wadi-Guntakal sector, the Hospet-Guntakal sector and the 641 km now electrification completed up to guntakal. all the express trains are running with traction locos from chennai to guntakal.
The Guntakal Railway Station is a junction of tracks from 5 directions to Guntakal:
Guntakal-Ballari-Hubli-Vaso Da Gama.
Guntakal Junction railway station has computerized reservation counters, waiting room, retiring room, non-vegetarian refreshment stall, light refreshment stall, tea stall and book stall.
Guntakal junction has 6 Platforms and each can handle a train with more than 24 Coaches . Daily 55 pairs of passenger trains passing through this junction and having halt more than 15 minutes
Some Trains are originate and passes through Guntakal Junction railway station
16571:Yesvantpur – Bidar Express
22692:Nizamuddin – Bangalore Rajdhani Express
22691:Bangalore – Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express
22133:Solapur – Yesvantpur Super Fast Express
22134:Yesvantpur – Solapur Super Fast Express
16572:Bidar – Yesvantpur Express
12735:Yesvantpur Garib Rath
12732:Secunderabad – Tirupati Super Fast Express
12214:Yesvantpur Duronto Express