Erode Junction railway station

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Erode Junction
Railway Station
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Erode Junction Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates 11°21′00″N 77°44′00″E / 11.35000°N 77.73333°E / 11.35000; 77.73333Coordinates: 11°21′00″N 77°44′00″E / 11.35000°N 77.73333°E / 11.35000; 77.73333
Line(s) Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 4
Tracks 12
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Baggage check Available
Other information
Opened 1947
Electrified Yes
Station code ED
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[edit]

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

History[edit]

The station was established in 1947 and was connected by the first electrified broad gauge link from Chennai Central.

Facilities[edit]

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.

WAP-4 loco belonging to Electric Loco Shed, Erode

Locomotive Sheds[edit]

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,[1] 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.

Trains starting from Erode Junction[2][edit]

Train No. Name Type Frequency Destination Via
16669/70 Yercaud Express Express Daily Chennai Central Salem
56100/01 Mettur Dam Passenger Passenger Daily Mettur Dam Salem
56841/42 Tiruchirapalli Passenger Passenger Daily Tiruchirapalli Karur
56843/44 Tiruchirapalli Passenger Passenger Daily Tiruchirapalli Karur
56839/40 Jolarpettai Passenger Passenger Daily Jolarpettai Salem
56845/46 Jolarpettai Passenger Passenger Daily Jolarpettai Salem
56825/26 Tirunelveli Passenger Passenger Daily Tirunelveli Madurai
66600/01 Coimbatore MEMU MEMU Daily Coimbatore Tirupur
66608/09 Palghat Town MEMU MEMU M Tu W F Sa Su Palghat Town Coimbatore

Trains Passing Through Erode Junction[edit]

[3] 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.

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