Thivim railway station is one of the main railway stations for North Goa at Tivim (also called Thivim). It is part of the North South line and almost every trains do have service for this station.
While the station has only two platforms, it is the most important stop for trains in North Goa. This is the alighting point for all wishing to go to any part north of the Mandovi river in Goa, the North Goa tourist belt, and the talukas of Bardez and Pernem among others.
Karmali Railway Station, some eight kilometres away from the State-capital Panjim or Panaji, is closer for those wishing to reach central Goa, including the State-capital. Margao, which the railway authorities refer to as Madgaon railway station is a bigger station, and is best connected for those wanting to reach South Goa, including the beach belt of that locality.
Tivim came on the rail route of India, after the building of the Konkan Railway in the 1990s. The Konkan Railway is a link between Mumbai and Mangalore on the west coast of India. It traverses a distance of 739 kilometres (459 mi) along the Western Ghats region of India, and passes through some verdant landscape. Overall, the Konkan Railway has some 91 tunnels and 171 major bridges “some of which have found mention in the record books”. It connects Maharashtra and Karnataka. The Konkan Railway was inaugurated on January 26, 1998.
The station comprises a single diesel BG (broad gauge) track. It is a regular station, with two platforms. It has some 38 halting trains, with no originating or terminating trains from the station.
This station lies at an elevation of 23 m above sea level, and is part of the Konkan Railway/Konkan zone, in the division of Karwar.
The Tivim/Thivim station offers the Shravan Seva, a service to help senior citizens in carrying their luggage. This is available by sending an SMS on 96640 44456 four hours in advance of the journey, with details of the PNR number, coach number and berth number of the travelling citizen (as of August 2016)
Some trains are originate and passes through Thivim railway station:
09007:Bandra – Karmali Specialfare AC Special
00116:Mangaluru Junction – Vasai Road Specialfare Special
00111:Vasai Road – Madgaon Specialfare Special
00115:Vasai Road – Mangaluru Special Fare Special
22908:Hapa Madgaon Express
19331:Kochuveli – Indore Weekly Express
22630:Tirunelveli Dadar (Central) Express
09008:Karmali – Bandra Specialfare AC Special
50101:Ratnagiri – Madgaon Passenger
11086:Lokmanya Tilak Doubledecker
01043:Mumbai LTT – Karmali AC Specialfare Special
50108:Madgaon Sawantwadi Passenger
12742:Patna – Vasco Da Gama Express