Western Railway has a multi-faceted traffic pattern of inward, outward and cross traffic, and all these patterns co-exist in substantial portions. The originating and terminating traffic profile is detailed below:
The major commodities constituting this stream of traffic include:
Coal for power houses in Gujarat & Maharashtra .
Food grain for export via ports on Gujarat coast or unloading at major goods sheds.
Iron & Steel
This stream comprises :
Petroleum products loaded from refineries in Vadodara ( Gujarat Refinery), Rajkot (Reliance Refinery and ESSAR Refinery), and form goods sheds of Mangaliagaon in Ratlam and Imported POL from Kandla Port.
Cement from Chitaurgarh cluster of cement plants, and Adri, Pipavav & Ranavav in Bhavnagar division.
Fertilizer is loaded from KRIBHCO and GNFC in Baroda Division, and GSFC in Baroda and Rajkot Divisions and IFFCO in Ahmedabad & Gandhidham Area.
Imported Fertilizer from Kandla Port, Mundra Port, Windmill, Gandhidham & Pipavav Port.
Imported coal is loaded from the ports of Mundra Port, Navlakhi Port and Dahej Port for Gujarat Electricity Board powerhouses on Western Railway and for Dadri, Unchahar, Yamunanagar, Panipat, Panki, Paricha, Vindhyachal, Tanda, Rihand etc Power Houses in North India.
Iron & Steel
Western Railway is also catering to port traffic on Gujarat coast. The important ports with rail connectivity are
ISO containers are loaded at Mundra Port, Pipavav Port to TKD/DDL/DER/SBI.. & from Sabarmati, Vadodara and Ratlam to JNPT on Central Railway,
Domestic containers are loaded from Khodiyar, Morvi and many other goods shed.