Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station

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Tiruchchirappalli Junction
Regional rail; Light rail and Heavy rail
Trichi Junction.jpg
Front view of Tiruchirapalli Junction
Station statistics
Address Rockins Road, Tiruchirapalli District. Tamil Nadu. PIN - 620001
Coordinates 10°47′39″N 78°41′07″E / 10.7942°N 78.6854°E / 10.7942; 78.6854Coordinates: 10°47′39″N 78°41′07″E / 10.7942°N 78.6854°E / 10.7942; 78.6854
Elevation 95.05 metres (311.8 ft)
Line(s) Chord line
Main line
Connections Bus
Structure type At-grade (Indo-Gothic)
Platforms 8[a]
Tracks 16
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened 1859; 156 years ago (1859)
Electrified 25 kV AC 50 Hz[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code TPJ
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Tiruchirappalli
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Southern Railway zone
Fare zone Indian Railways
Passengers () 1,00,000 passengers per day(Minimum)[2]
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Ponmalai (Golden Rock)
towards Thanjavur Junction
  Southern Railway zone   Kumaramangalam
towards Pudukkottai
Ponmalai (Golden Rock)
towards Tiruchirappalli Town
towards Dindigul Junction
Tiruchirappalli Fort
towards Karur Junction

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.[3] In 1859, the company constructed its first railway line that connected Tiruchirappalli with Nagapattinam.[3] Presently, Tiruchirappalli is an important railway junction in Tamil Nadu and is a separate division of the Southern Railway.[4]

Five rail lines branch separately from Trichy junction:

  1. Towards north for Vriddhachalam, Chennai, Tirupati, Nellore, etc.,
  2. Towards east for Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Karaikal Port, Karaikal, etc.,
  3. Towards south-east for Pudukkottai, Karaikudi, Manamadurai, Rameswaram.
  4. Towards south for Madurai, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Quilon etc.,
  5. Towards west for Karur, Erode, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Palakkad Jn, etc.,

Credits & Developments[edit]

A view of Platform No. 3 in Tiruchirapalli railway junction


Originating trains[edit]

Train No. Train Name Origin Destination Service Route/Via.
16178 Rockfort Express Trichy Chennai Egmore Daily Ariyalur,Vridhachalam,Villupuram
22627 [5] Intercity SF Express Trichy Tirunelveli Daily Dindigul, Madurai
16854 Cholan Express (Tiruchirappalli-Chennai Egmore Express) Trichy Chennai Egmore Daily Tanjore,Mayiladuthurai,Cuddalore Jn.
16234 Tiruchirappalli-Mayiladuthurai Express UR Trichy Mayiladuthurai Daily Tanjore,Kumbakonam
12664 [6] Howrah SF Express Trichy Howrah Jn.(Calcutta) Tue,Fri Chennai Egmore,Vijayawada,Bubaneshwar
12606 Pallavan SF Express Karaikudi-Trichy-Chennai Egmore Chennai Egmore Daily Ariyalur,Vridhachalam,Villupuram
  • SF denotes Superfast
  • UR denotes Unreserved

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[edit]

Express trains[edit]

Passenger trains[edit]

In addition to these express trains there are Passenger trains passing through Trichy

  • Madurai - Villupuram Passenger
  • Mayiladuthurai - Tirunelveli Link Passenger

Railway stations in Trichy city[edit]

An Historical Steam Engine at the entrance of Tiruchirapalli railway junction
Station name Station code
Tiruchirapalli Junction TPJ
Town Station TPTN
Fort Station TP
Tiruchirapalli Palakkarai TPE
Ponmalai (Golden Rock) GOC
Srirangam SRGM
Thiruverumbur TRB
Uttamar Kovil UKV
Manjattidal MCJ

In popular culture[edit]

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:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Of which, Platform.No:1A is much shorter than other platforms.


  1. ^ Syed Muthahar, Saqaf (30 January 2010). "Electrified BG section to be inaugurated". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rs 35,780 collected as fine from ticketless train passengers". The Times of India. 27 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Muthiah, S. (2004). Madras Rediscovered. East West Books (Madras) Pvt Ltd. p. 321. ISBN 81-88661-24-4. 
  4. ^ "Tiruchchirappalli division". Southern Railway. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Tiruchi–Tirunelveli express from today". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "HIGHLIGHTS OF RAILWAY BUDGET, 1998-99 Part -I". Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Bindloss and Singh, p 415
  8. ^ 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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