Erode Junction railway station
|Express train, Passenger train, Commuter rail and Goods railway station|
Erode Junction Railway Station
|Location||Erode, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Fare zone||Southern Railway zone|
Erode Junction railway station (Station Code: ED) is the main railway station serving the city of Erode, Tamil Nadu. Erode Junction is one of the major railway stations in Southern Railway and is located near Erode Central Bus Terminus. There is an ISO certified diesel locomotive shed and an electric loco shed attached with Erode Junction.
The station was established in 1862 and was connected by the first electrified broad gauge link from Chennai Central.
The station has 4 platforms for handling passenger trains. The station serves as the hub for water filling facilities, food provision and toilet cleaning to long distance trains. The station has police station, bookshops, restaurants, accommodation facilities, ATMs, toilets and drinking water facility. There are passenger operated inquiry terminals and touch-screen kiosks. The station has split-flap timing boards, electronic display boards and plasma TVs that mention train timings and platform numbers. There is a stand-alone passenger reservation center that functions adjacent to the station.
|Line No.||Towards||Passing through||Line||Track / Type|
|1||Coimbatore Junction||Tiruppur||Jolarpettai-Shoranur line||Broad Gauge - Double Track - Electrified|
|3||Karur Junction||Kodumudi||Erode–Tiruchirappalli line||Broad Gauge - Single Track|
Erode Junction loco shed is one among the very few stations in India which houses both diesel and electrical locomotives. Erode loco shed currently houses 350 electric and diesel locomotives, making it one of the largest loco sheds operated by Indian Railways. The ISO certified electric locomotive shed houses 119 WAP-4 locomotives in addition to the WAG-7 electric locomotives. The diesel loco shed set up in 1962, houses over 120 WDM-2 and WDM-3A, 11 WDP-4D, 11 WDG-4 (Only GT46ACe wide cab versions) diesel locomotives. The trains passing through Erode junction often have a long technical halt in order to carry out engine swapping and maintenance checks.
- "Loco list". IRFCA. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
- Erode Junction railway station at the India Rail Info
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