Karur Junction railway station

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Karur Junction
கரூர் சந்திப்பு
Indian Railway Station
Karur railway station.JPG
Main Building of Karur Junction Railway Station
Location Thiruvikka Road, Neelimedu, Karur, Karur district, Tamil Nadu
India
Coordinates Coordinates: 10°57′N 78°05′E / 10.95°N 78.08°E / 10.95; 78.08
Elevation 38 metres (125 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway Zone
Line(s)
Platforms 5
Tracks 7
Connections Auto, Taxi Stand
Construction
Structure type Standard
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code KRR
Zone(s) Southern Railway Zone
Division(s) Salem railway division
Electrified No

Karur Junction railway station (Code: KRR) is a junction station located in the city of Karur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Since its inception, the station has been a major transit point in the state for incoming trains from Tiruchirappalli and Dindigul to make it to the Chennai Shoranur stretch through the Erode Junction. More recently, a new Broad Gauge (BG) line was laid linking the station to Salem via Namakkal.[1] The station is a part of the Salem railway division which is one of the divisions of the Southern Railways.

Location and Layout[edit]

The railway station is located on Thiruvikka Road. The next immediate railway stations are: Velliayani (South), Virarakkiyam (East), Moorthipalayam (West) and Vangal H (North). The nearest airport is situated at Tiruchirappalli.

Lines[edit]

There are 4 lines branching out from the station.

  • Single BG line towards Dindigul
  • Single BG line towards Erode
  • Single BG line towards Tiruchirappalli
  • Single BG line towards Salem

While the former three lines are still under proposal for electrification,[2] the recently laid line to Salem is also under consideration.[3]

Traffic[edit]

Following is the list of trains that operate via Karur Junction[4]

Express Services
No. Train No: Origin Destination Train Name Frequency
1. 22651/22652 Chennai Palani Express Daily
2. 16615/16616 Mannargudi Coimbatore Chemmozhi Express Daily
3. 16609/16610 Nagercoil Coimbatore Express Daily
4. 16611/16612 Thoothukudi Coimbatore Link Express Daily
5. 17235/17236 Bangalore Nagercoil Express Daily
6. 16187/16188 Karaikal Ernakulam Tea Garden Express Daily
7. 16235/16236 Thoothukudi Mysore Express Daily
8. 17235/17236 Mayiladuthurai Mysore Express Daily
9. 16859/16860 Chennai Egmore Mangalore Express Daily
10. 12083/12084 Mayiladuthurai Coimbatore Jan Shatabdi Express Six days a week
11. 16339/16340 Mumbai Nagercoil Express Four days a week
12. 11021/11022 Dadar Tirunelveli Chalukya Express Tri-weekly
13. 16787/16788 Tirunelveli Jammu Link Express Bi-weekly
14. 12687/12688 Madurai Dehradun Express Bi-weekly
15. 22687/22688 Madurai Chandigarh Link Express Bi-weekly
16. 22629/22630 Dadar (Via Konkan Railway) Tirunelveli Express Weekly
17. 12689/12690 Chennai Nagercoil Express Weekly
18. 16733/16734 Rameswaram Okha Express Weekly
19. 19567/19568 Thoothukudi Okha Vivek Express Weekly
20. 16617/16618 Rameswaram Coimbatore Express Weekly
21. 17315/17316 Vasco Da Gama Goa Velankanni Express Weekly
22. 17615/17616 Kacheguda Madurai Express Weekly
Passenger Services
No. Train No: Origin Destination Train Name Frequency
1. 76835/76836 Tiruchirappalli Karur DEMU Daily
2. 56841/56842 Tiruchirappalli Erode Passenger Daily
3. 56843/56844 Tiruchirappalli Erode Passenger Daily
4. 56825/56826 Erode Tirunelveli Passenger Daily
5. 56319/56320 Nagercoil Coimbatore Fast Passenger Daily
6. 56847/56848 Tiruchirappalli Palakkad Town Fast Passenger Daily
7. 76833/76834 Tiruchirappalli Karur DEMU Six days a week
8. 56105/56106 Salem Karur Passenger Six days a week
9. 56107/56108 Salem Karur Passenger Six days a week

Incidents[edit]

  • About 40 farmers in the district who had parted with their lands for the Salem-Karur BG line project filed a petition seeking adequate compensation as directed by the court.[5]
  • Six children, aged under 7 years old and a teacher travelling in a school van had a miraculous escape when their vehicle hit a slowing train at an unmanned level crossing at Kallumadai near the station in Februaury, 2014.[6]

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