Thrissur railway station

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Thrissur Junction Railway Station
Indian Railway Station
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Thrissur Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Kokkalai, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Coordinates 10°30′54″N 76°12′29″E / 10.515°N 76.208°E / 10.515; 76.208Coordinates: 10°30′54″N 76°12′29″E / 10.515°N 76.208°E / 10.515; 76.208
Line(s) Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section,
Thrissur-Guruvayur Section
Connections Taxi Stand, Cycle Stand and Auto Stand
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Platforms 4
Tracks 6
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Baggage check Not Available
Other information
Opened June 2, 1902; 112 years ago (1902-06-02)
Electrified Yes
Station code TCR
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Fare zone Southern Railway Zone (India)
Formerly Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway
Traffic
Passengers () Long distance and Suburban
60,000 passengers per day
Services
Waiting Room, Dormitory/Retiring Rooms, Baggage Room, Refreshment, ATM, Speed Post and Food Plaza

Thrissur Railway Station (Code: TCR) (Malayalam: തൃശൂര്‍ റെയില്‍വേ സ്റ്റേഷന്‍ ) is a A-1[1]category railway station located in Thrissur city in Kerala, India. As of 2013, 80 pairs of trains passed through the station on an average day making Thrissur Railway Station being the busiest station in Kerala. It lies on the busy Shoranur – Cochin Harbour section.[2]It has three satellite station, Punkunnam Railway Station and two minor stations, Ollur railway station and Mulankunnathukavu railway station. Thrissur Railway Station also connects to the temple town of Guruvayur by Thrissur-Guruvayur Section.

Layout[edit]

The station has four platforms and two entrances, one at the eastern side which is the main entrance and the second one at western side which was opened in 2010. The station can be easily accessed from Kottappuram side and the KSRTC transport bus stand side. It has two railway over bridges connecting first platform to the second, third and fourth platforms.

Facilities[edit]

Passengers waiting for the train at the platform No 2 at the Thrissur Railway Station.

The station has five counters for non reservation tickets in the east side, two ticket counters in west side and ten automatic ticket vending machines (ATVM) in east also. The reservation counters for the long distance is situated in the eastern side with four counters in a separate building. The station has an air-conditioned and non air-conditioned waiting hall for first class and sleeper class passengers. The station has four retiring beds in air conditioned Double Bed category (Season price: 840, None-Season price: 700); eight beds in air conditioned Dormitory category (S-240, NS180) and one Non air conditioned Single Bed category (S-390, NS-325).

Ample car parking is available in the east and west entrance. Pre-paid autorickshaw services are also made to the passengers. The station also provides vegetarian and non vegetarian food through the 1,830 sqft multi-cuisine food plaza.[3] Railway Protection Force also have a police station in the premises. There is a computer-controlled coach guidance system and a plasma screen for display of information to passengers. [4][5][6][7][8] Other facilities available are Parcel booking office, Railway Mailing service (RMS) office, State Bank of India and Canara Bank Automated teller machine (ATMs).

Railway Police Station[edit]

Thrissur Railway Map

Thrissur Railway Station has a railway police station with a Circle Inspector as the head and one Sub Inspectors. For the security of passengers, the Indian Railways have installed 21 high definition cameras which cover all the platforms and the ticket counters which is connected to the main system. There are two 42 inch LCD monitors which monitor all the visuals in the station.[9]

Future expansion plans[edit]

The Southern Railways is planning to double the Shoranur – Cochin Harbour section by setting up a third and fourth line. The new line will cater to the International Container Transshipment Terminal, Kochi.[10][11] It is also planning a suburban railway system connecting Thrissur to Kochi and Palakkad using Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit services (MEMUs), with the first services are expected to begin in late 2010 or early 2011 for which works are underway. A Pedestrian Flyover platform connecting all the platforms to the nearby KSRTC Bus station is being planned.

Services[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kozhikode now A-1 station". Manoramaonline. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  2. ^ "List of trains from Thrissur railway station, Page 8". Manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Passengers, you are on observation". manoramaonline. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Stone laid for new entrance to Thrissur railway station". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  5. ^ "Multi-cuisine food plazas in 5 rly. stations". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  6. ^ "Master plan for Thrissur railway station ready". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  7. ^ "Thrissur railway station to get facelift". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  8. ^ "Thrissur railway station to get second entrance". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  9. ^ "Video surveillance system at Central". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  10. ^ "DRM sets priorities for rail development". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  11. ^ "Top official hopeful of pending raiLway projects". Ttransreporter. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 

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