Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station
Indian Railway Station
|Address||Rockins Road, Trichy-1 Tamil Nadu, India|
|Connections||Taxi Stand, Autorickshaw Stand & Bus Stop|
|Structure type||Railway Station|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Fare zone||Southern Railways|
|Passengers ()||1,00,000 per day on average|
Tiruchirappalli Junction (Tamil:திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி சந்திப்பு) is a Railway Station-cum-Junction in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. It serves as the headquarters for Trichy Railway Division of the Southern Railway Zone, one of the 7 major divisions of the Indian Railways. The station code is TPJ, used for official purposes.
The Great Southern of India, a Railway Company was established in 1853 with Tiruchirappalli as its headquarters. In 1859, the company constructed its first railway line that connected Tiruchirappalli with Nagapattinam. Presently, Tiruchirappalli is an important railway junction in Tamil Nadu and is a separate division of the Southern Railway.
Five rail lines branch separately from Trichy junction:
- Towards north for Vriddhachalam, Chennai, Tirupati, Nellore, etc.,
- Towards east for Thanjavur, Velankanni, Nagore, etc.,
- Towards south-east for Pudukkottai, Karaikudi, Manamadurai, Rameswaram.
- Towards south for Madurai, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, etc.,
- Towards west for Karur, Erode, Ccoimbatore, Palakkad Jn, etc.,
Credits & Developments
- Tiruchirappali is one of the second biggest and busiest railway junctions in Southern Railway zone.
- Electrification between Villupuram(VM) and Tiruchirapalli(TPJ) has been completed and electric trains are being run in this section.
- Electrification between Trichy(TPJ) and Kaniyakumari(CAPE) is in the verge of completion.
- The Junction has been given 5 stars for electricity conservation, which is one of the few stations given such.
- Central Workshops is a workshop that primarily manufactures all kinds of rolling stocks, repair, overhaul, maintenance and even manufacture of railway locomotives.
- Doubling of Trichy - Villupuram section is going on.
- Villupuram - Vriddhachalam - Tiruchchirappalli (Chord line)
- Tiruchchirappalli - Thanjavur - Kumbakonam - Mayiladuthurai - Cuddalore Port Jn - Villupuram (Main Line)
- Villupuram - Pondicherry
- Vriddhachalam - Cuddalore Port Jn.
- Thanjavur - Karaikal Port - Karaikal.
- Tiruchchirappalli Jn - Tiruchchirappalli Fort (Including)
- Nagapattinam - Velankanni
- Needamangalam - Mannargudi
- Mailaduthurai - Tiruvarur
- Villupuram - Vellore Cant.
Under Gauge Conversion
- Pattukkotai - Karaikkudi
- Tiruvarur - Pattukkotai
- Tiruthuraipoondi - Agasthiampalli (Not in Operation)
Trains Originating from Trichy
- Trichy - Howrah (12664/12663) (Howrah Express)
- Trichy - Chennai (16854/16853) Cholan express
- Trichy - Mayiladuthurai (16233/16234) (Mayiladuthurai Express)
- Trichy - Mangalore SuperFast Express (weekly)
- Trichy - Tirunelveli Intercity Express (22627/22628)
More over there are 22 Passenger trains operating from Tiruchy connecting nearby Towns such as Thanjavur, Lalgudi, Mayiladuthurai, Karur, Erode, Nagore, Vriddhachalam, Palakkad(Kerala), Dindigul, Cuddalore, Rameshwaram, Karaikudi and Mannargudi.
Trains Passing through Trichy junction
- Chennai Egmore - Thiruvananthapuram Central Guruvayur Express
- Chennai Egmore - Thiruvananthapuram Central Ananthapuri Express
- Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai Express
- Chennai Egmore - Rameshwaram (Sethu Express)
- Chennai Egmore - Kanniyakumari Express
- Chennai Egmore - Karaikudi Pallavan Express(Via., PDKT-TPJ-VRI)
- Chennai Egmore - Tuticorin Pearl City Express
- Chennai Egmore - Nagercoil Express (Via., VRI-TPJ-MDU)
- Chennai Central - Nagercoil Express (Via., ED-TPJ-MDU)
- Chennai Egmore - Sengottai Pothigai Express
- Chennai Egmore - Tirunelveli Nellai Express
- Chennai Egmore - Madurai Pandian Express
- Chennai Egmore - Mangalore Central Express
- Chennai Egmore - Tiruchendur Chendhur Express (Via. Main Line)
- Chennai Egmore - Rameshwaram Express (a.k.a Boat Mail Via. Main Line)
- Mysore - Mayiladuthurai Express (Via., SBC-ED-KRR-TPJ-TJ)
- Mumbai - Nagercoil Express (Via. Tirupati)
- Madurai - Lokmanya Tilak Express
- H.Nizamuddin - Madurai (Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express)
- H.Nizamuddin - Kanniyakumari (Tirukkural Express)
- Howrah - Kanniyakumari Express
- Ernakulam - Karaikal Tea Garden Express
- Bhubaneswar - Rameshwaram Express (Via. Mayiladuthurai)
- Varanasi - Rameshwaram Express (Via. Mayiladuthurai)
- Coimbatore - Mayiladuthurai Jan Shatabdi Express
- Jammu Tawi - Tirunelveli Link Express
- Vasco-da-Gama - Velankanni Link Express
- Madurai - Kachiguda Weekly Express (via Erode)
- Mannargudi - Coimbatore (Chemmozhi Express)
- Kanyakumari- Puducherry Weekly Express (Via., CUPJ-TPJ-PDKT-KKDI-VPT-TEN)
- Rameswaram - Coimbatore Weekly Express (Via., MNM-KKDI-PDKT-TPJ-ED-TUP)
In addition to these express trains there are three Passenger trains passing through Trichy
- Madurai - Villupuram Passenger
- Mayiladuthurai - Tirunelveli Link Passenger
- Manamadurai - Mannargudi Link Passenger
Railway stations in Trichy city
|Station name||Station code|
|Tiruchirapalli City a.k.a. Town Station||TPTN|
|Tiruchirapalli Fort a.k.a. Fort Station||TP|
In popular culture
Tiruchchirapalli Junction is one of the most prominent landmarks in the city that is often featured in certain movies. The station has been used in certain Indian novels and art productions over the years. Few films and other programs have been filmed at the station, including:
- Muthiah, S. (2004). Madras Rediscovered. East West Books (Madras) Pvt Ltd. p. 321. ISBN 81-88661-24-4.
- "Tiruchchirappalli division". Southern Railway. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
- Anantharaman, Ambujam (2006). Temples of South India. East West Books (Madras). p. 144. ISBN 8188661422, ISBN 978-81-88661-42-8.
- Bindloss and Singh, p 415
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