Palakkad Junction railway station
Indian Railway Station
|Address||Olavakkode, Palakkad, India
Palakkad-Shornur, Palakkad-Podanur(Coimbatore), Palakkad-Pollachi(Coimbatore)
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
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.
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.
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