Cuddalore Port Junction railway station

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Cuddalore Port Junction
கடலூர் துறைமுகம் சந்திப்பு
Indian Railway Station
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Location NH 45A, Cuddalore Township, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, Pincode-607003.
Coordinates 11°42′54″N 79°45′58″E / 11.7149°N 79.7662°E / 11.7149; 79.7662Coordinates: 11°42′54″N 79°45′58″E / 11.7149°N 79.7662°E / 11.7149; 79.7662
Elevation 4 metre
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway zone
Line(s) Chennai Egmore-Thanjavur line
Salem-Cuddalore branch line Walaja Road -Cuddalore Branch line
Platforms 4
Tracks 8
Structure type At-grade
Parking Yes
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code CUPJ
Zone(s) Southern Railway
Division(s) Tiruchirapalli
Electrified No
Cuddalore Port  junction railway station is located in Tamil Nadu
Cuddalore Port  junction railway station
Cuddalore Port junction railway station
Location in Tamil Nadu


One of the Oldest railway station in Southern Railway. First Railway Track was proposed at 1857 from Walaja Road to Cuddalore via Katpadi.[1]

Cuddalore Port Railway Junction (Code: CUPJ), is a junction station serving the town of Cuddalore. The station is a part of the Trichy division of the Southern Railway Zone and its official code is CUPJ. Its old name is Cuddalore Junction and the station code then was COT.

Location and Layout[edit]

The Junction falls on the Chennai-Thanjavur main line. Three railway lines are diverges from here. One leads to Viluppuram Junction; another one to Mayiladuthurai Junction and the last one to Virudhachalam Junction.

The Junction has four Platforms & one Stabling Line, which is more used for handling Freight Trains. Parcel Movement to/from Cuddalore Port Jn. is quite high. Cuddalore Port Junction also witnesses good amount of originating/terminating freight traffic. The junction also has facilities for handling container cargo.


Cuddalore Port Junction was one of the 9 scheduled halts in Southern Railway for the Science Express (Science Exhibition on Wheels), Phase VI,[2] focusing on Bio-diversity.


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