Erode Junction railway station
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Erode Junction Railway Station
|Address||Erode, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Fare zone||Southern Railway zone|
Erode Junction Railway Station (Station Code: ED) is the main railway station serving the city of Erode, Tamil Nadu. Erode Junction is one of the major railway stations in Southern Railway and is located at 3 km from Erode Central Bus Terminus. There is an ISO certified diesel locomotive shed and an electric locomotive shed attached with Erode Junction. Erode Junction also had the distinction of being the third cleanest railway junction in India.
Lines from Erode Junction
|Line No.||Towards||Passing through Station||Type / Track|
|1||Coimbatore||Tiruppur||Broad, Electrified - Double Track|
|2||Salem||Sankari||Broad, Electrified - Double Track|
|3||Karur||Kodumudi||Broad, Single Track|
The station was established in 1947 and was connected by the first electrified broad gauge link from Chennai Central.
The station has 4 platforms for handling passenger trains. The station serves as the hub for water filling facilities, food provision and toilet cleaning to long distance trains. The station has police station, bookshops, restaurants, accommodation facilities, ATMs, toilets and drinking water facility. There are passenger operated inquiry terminals and touch-screen kiosks. The station has split-flap timing boards, electronic display boards and plasma TVs that mention train timings and platform numbers. There is a stand alone passenger reservation center that functions adjacent to the station.
Erode Junction loco shed is one among the very few stations in India which houses both diesel and electrical locomotives. Erode loco shed currently houses 338 electric and diesel locomotives, making it one of the largest loco sheds operated by Indian Railways. The ISO certified electric locomotive shed houses 108 WAP-4 locomotives in addition to the WAG-7 electric locomotives. The diesel loco shed set up in 1962, houses over 120 WDM-2 and WDM-3A diesel locomotives. The trains passing through Erode junction often have a long technical halt in order to carry out engine swapping and maintenance checks.
|16669/70||Yercaud Express||Express||Daily||Chennai Central||Salem|
|56100/01||Mettur Dam Passenger||Passenger||Daily||Mettur Dam||Salem|
|66608/09||Palghat Town MEMU||MEMU||M Tu W F Sa Su||Palghat Town||Coimbatore|
Trains Passing Through Erode Junction
 Erode junction currently handles 73 daily, and another 87 -- 6days / 5days / 4days / bi-weekly / weekly passing trains (excluding 16 trains starts/terminates in ED).
So, overall it handles 176 trains.