The Indian Railways has spread its impressive network in Kerala connecting the state with all the major cities of the country. A number of long distance trains operate from Kerala to these locations on a daily basis. The Railway division at Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad and Madurai (Tamil Nadu) jointly carry out transport operations in Kerala. The railway network extends over 1148 route Kms in Kerala of which 111.14 km are metre gauge. The total route length of Railways in Thiruvananthapuram Division is 625.80 km.