Palakkad Junction railway station

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Palakkad Junction
Olavakkod Junction
Indian Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Olavakkode, Palakkad, India
 India
Coordinates 10°48′04″N 76°38′20″E / 10.801°N 76.639°E / 10.801; 76.639Coordinates: 10°48′04″N 76°38′20″E / 10.801°N 76.639°E / 10.801; 76.639
Elevation 84 m
Line(s) Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
Palakkad-Shornur, Palakkad-Podanur(Coimbatore), Palakkad-Pollachi(Coimbatore)
Platforms 6
Tracks 17
Parking Available
Other information
Electrified Yes
Station code PGT
Zone(s) SR
Owned by Indian Railways
Salem–Palakkad line
Kms
39  Mettur Dam
27  Mecheri Road
19  Tolasampatti
to Bangalore City
11  Omalur
to Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
3  Magnesite
0 Salem Junction
to Virudhachalam Junction
Salem Steel plant
to Karur Junction
8 Neykkarapatti
11 Virapandy Road
22 Madudanchavadi
34 Mavelipalaiyam
39 Sankaridurg
47 Anangur
57 Cauvery
Kaveri
to Karur Junction
62 Erode Junction
69 Totiyapalayam
76 Perundurai
81 Ingur
89 Vijayamangalam
99 Uttukuli
State Highway India.png State Highway 81
102 Tiruppur Kulipalayam
112 Tiruppur
Tiruppur-Avinashi Road
120 Tiruppur Vanjipalayam
State Highway India.png State Highway 166
130 Tiruppur Somanur
State Highway India.png State Highway 165
139 Sulur Road
145 Irugur
162 Podanur Junction
14  Singanallur
9  Pilamedu
National Highway 209 (India) National Highway 209
0  Coimbatore Junction
3  Coimbatore North Junction
17  Periyanayikanpalayam
28  Karaimadal
36  Mettupalayam
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
(narrow gauge)
State Highway India.png State Highway 162
to Pollachi
National Highway 209 (India) National Highway 209
ACC Limited plant
166 Madukkarai
171 Ettimadai
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
border
180 Walayar
184 Chullimada
191 Kanjikode
Malampuzha River
199 Kottekad
206 Palakkad Junction
to Shoranur Junction
Source: Google maps

Palakkad Junction (Formerly known as Olavakkod Junction, STN CODE:PGT) is second largest railway station in Kerala state, India situated in the city of Palakkad. It is located at 4 km from Palakkad Municipal Bus Terminus. The station falls in the Palakkad railway division of the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.[1]

Palakkad Junction is the terminating point for the Palakkad-Pollachi rail line. The other station serving the city is Palakkad Town Railway Station. The station is served by 4 platforms, Platforms 1 and 2 are used for trains going towards Shoranur and Thrissur and 3 and 4 are majorly used for trains going towards Podanur side. Also a MEMU shed operating in this station to maintain the suburban trains running between Shornur and Erode. Palakkad railway junction is one of the cleanest stations of Kerala. It is also one of the longest platforms in Southern Railway with Platform No:2 extending just beyond 1 kilometer. With inclusion in the list of stations to be upgraded its poised to become ultra-modern in coming years.

Olavakkode is located on NH 213 which connects Palakkad to Kozhikode.

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