Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station
Regional rail; Light rail and Heavy rail
Front view of Tiruchirapalli Junction
|Address||Rockins Road, Tiruchirapalli District. Tamil Nadu. PIN - 620001
|Elevation||95.05 metres (311.8 ft)|
|Structure type||At-grade (Indo-Gothic)|
|Electrified||25 kV AC 50 Hz|
|Zone(s)||Southern Railway zone|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operator||Southern Railway zone|
|Fare zone||Indian Railways|
|Passengers ()||50,000 per day|
Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station is a junction station in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. It serves as the headquarters for Tiruchirappalli railway division of the Southern Railway Zone. 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, Nagapattinam, Karaikal Port, Karaikal, etc.,
- Towards south-east for Pudukkottai, Karaikudi, Manamadurai, Rameswaram.
- Towards south for Madurai, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Quilon etc.,
- Towards west for Karur, Erode, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Palakkad Jn, etc.,
Credits & Developments
- This station is one of the second biggest and busiest railway junctions in Southern Railway zone.
- It has been awarded 5 stars for electricity conservation.
- Golden Rock Railway Workshop and Diesel Loco Shed were involved in maintaining the bogies and locomotives respectively for passenger and freight operations.
- Rockfort Express (16178/16177)
- Tiruchirappalli-Mayiladuthurai Express (16233/16234)
- Tiruchirappalli – Howrah Superfast Express (12664/12663)
- Cholan express (16854/16853) (Via. Main Line)
- Tiruchirappalli – Tirunelveli Intercity Express (22627/22628)
More over there are 22 Passenger trains operating from Trichy connecting nearby towns such as Thanjavur, Lalgudi, Mayiladuthurai, Karur, Erode, Nagore, Vriddhachalam, Palakkad(Kerala), Dindigul, Cuddalore, Rameshwaram, Karaikudi, Manamadurai and Mannargudi.
Important crossing trains
- Guruvayur Express
- Ananthapuri Express
- Vaigai Express
- Sethu Express
- Pearl City Express
- Pothigai Express
- Nellai Express
- Pandian Express
- Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central Express
- Chendhur Express (Via. Main Line)
- Boatmail Express (Via. Main Line)
- Mysore-Mayiladuthurai Express (Via. Trichy Junction)
- Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express
- Thirukural Express
- Howrah - Kanniyakumari Express
- Tea Garden Express (Via. Trichy Junction)
- Jan Shatabdi Express (Via. Trichy Junction)
- Chemmozhi Express
- Pallavan Express (Via. Trichy Junction)
- Tirunelveli - Jammu Tawi Express (Via. Trichy Junction)
- Mangalore - Puducherry Express (Via. Trichy Junction)
In addition to these express trains there are three Passenger trains passing through Trichy
- Madurai - Villupuram Passenger
- Mayiladuthurai - Tirunelveli Link Passenger
Railway stations in Trichy city
|Station name||Station code|
|Ponmalai (Golden Rock)||GOC|
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:
- Of which, Platform.No:1A is much shorter than other platforms.
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- "Tiruchi–Tirunelveli express from today". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
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- Anantharaman, Ambujam (2006). Temples of South India. East West Books (Madras). p. 144. ISBN 8188661422, ISBN 978-81-88661-42-8.
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