Arakkonam Junction railway station

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Arakkonam Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Station statistics
Address Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates 13°04′55″N 79°40′06″E / 13.08191°N 79.66845°E / 13.08191; 79.66845Coordinates: 13°04′55″N 79°40′06″E / 13.08191°N 79.66845°E / 13.08191; 79.66845
Line(s) Guntakal-Chennai Egmore section of Mumbai-Chennai line
Chennai Central-Bangalore City line
Arakkonam-Chengalpattu branch line
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 8
Tracks 8
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Other information
Electrified Yes
Station code AJJ
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Fare zone Indian Railways
ATM, Baggage Room, Dormitory/Retiring Rooms
Refreshment, Waiting Room
Arakkonam railway station is located in Tamil Nadu
Arakkonam railway station
Arakkonam railway station
Location in Tamilnadu

Arakkonam Junction (Station Code: AJJ) also Arakkonam Joint Junction is third largest railway junction in Vellore district next to Vellore Katpadi Junction and Jolarpet Junction and mostly all trains stop at this junction, except some super fast trains. The town has one of the biggest workshops for Southern Railway, known as the Engineering Workshop (EWS)] and the Electric Loco Shed (ELS). A frequent suburban electric train facility is also available towards Chennai.

It is one of the busiest and important Railway Junction in Southern Railway and Chennai division. The station is located on Chennai - Bangalore - Coimbatore and Tirupati lines. Morethan 100 passenger trains passing through (Up and Down) Arakkonam-Chennai Central everyday.

The station is served by 8 platforms, of which platforms 3 and 4 primarily serve sub-urban trains bound from\to Arakkonam. Platforms 1 and 2 primarily serve trains bound to Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Tirupati and Kerala directions. Platform 8 serve trains to Kanchipuram, Thirumalpur and Pudhucherry.

Arakkonam connects prominent state capitals of India such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram, and so forth. Arakkonam is one of the most profitable stations of Southern Railways.

The second biggest Food Corporation of India (FCI) godown is located at Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu. It is used to store all types of food grains for a long periods.


A food plaza maintained by IRCTC is located on platforms 2 and 3. Platform 2 and 3 platforms also have refreshment stalls, ranging from Hotel, Book stall and Fruit stalls. Toilets and bathrooms are available in plaftform no. 2 and 3. ATM is located at the main entrance. Digital board in platform no.1 and 2 shows the departure and arrival of trains with coach numbers. RPF Police station located at platform no.2. Parcel booking office, Railway Mailing Service (RMS)are available. Waiting rooms for Upper class and sleeper class passengers are available in platforms 2 and 3. Separate Waiting hall for ladies also available.

This station has four counters for tickets in Main entrance of the railway station and one counter in platform no.1.

Lines from Arakkonam Junction[edit]

Line No. Towards Passing through Station Type / Track
1 Katpadi Junction Walajah Road Railway Station Broad, Electrified - Double Track
2 Renigunta Junction Thiruttani Broad, Electrified - Double Track
3 Chennai Central Tiruvallur Broad, Electrified - Double Track
4 Kanchipuram Tirumalpur Broad - Single Track

Trains starting from Arakkonam Junction[edit]

Train No. Name Type Frequency Destination Via
56261 Arakkonam - Bangalore Passenger Passenger Daily Bangalore City Junction Jolarpet
16085 Arakkonam - Jolarpet Express Express Daily Jolarpet Katpadi Junction
56011 Arakkonam - Cuddapah Passenger Passenger Daily Kadapa Renigunta Junction

Some demands for new trains[edit]

  • Additional trains to Katpadi Junction during the day and night
  • Additional Fast Local trains to Chennai
  • All SuperFast trains to stop at Arakkonam Junction (AJJ).

Loco shed[edit]

Arakkonam earlier had a steam loco shed, now has an electric loco shed that holds 135+ locos, which include WAP-1, WAP-4, WAM-4 and WAG-5 locos.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 14 December 2013.