Erode Junction railway station

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Erode Junction
ஈரோடு சந்திப்பு
Express train, Passenger train, Commuter rail and Goods railway station
Erode Junction Railway Station
Location Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates 11°21′00″N 77°44′00″E / 11.35000°N 77.73333°E / 11.35000; 77.73333Coordinates: 11°21′00″N 77°44′00″E / 11.35000°N 77.73333°E / 11.35000; 77.73333
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
Erode-Tiruchirappalli line
Platforms 4
Tracks 12
Structure type Elevated
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Other information
Station code ED
Fare zone Southern Railway zone
Opened 1862; 155 years ago (1862)
Electrified Yes, 1977
Route map
Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
Chennai-Bangalore line
0 Jolarpettai
8 Tirupattur
12 Molakarampatti
to Bangalore City
Yeshvantapur 229
19 Kagankarai
to Hubli
Lottegallohalli 225
25 Kunnathur
Hebbal 222
Banaswadi 210
31 Samalpatti
Chennai Central-
Bangalore City line
Belandur Road 197
39 Dasampatti
Karmelaram 194
Heelalige 183
Ponnaiyar River
National Highway 7 National Highway 7 (India)
Anekal Road 173
48 Dodampatti
Tamil Nadu
Hosur 158
55 Morappur
Kelamangalam 144
Periyanaga Thunai 135
61 Thonganur
Rayakottai 119
Marandahalli 101
68 Buddireddippati
Palakkodu 89
Hosur-Erode Road
78 Bommidi
Dharmapuri 66
National Highway 7 National Highway 7 (India)
88 Lokur
Sivadi 55
Muttampatti 47
97 Danishpet
Toppur 35
National Highway 7 National Highway 7 (India)
104 Tinapatti
Karuvalli 23
Mettur Dam 39
114 Karuppur
Mecheri Road 27
Tolasampatti 19
National Highway 7 (India) National Highway 7
Omalur 11
Magnesite 3
117 Magnesite
Salem 0
120 Salem
to Vriddhachalam
Salem Steel plant
to Karur
128 Neykkarapatti
131 Virapandy Road
142 Magudanchavadi
NH544-IN.svg National Highway 544
154 Mavelipalaiyam
159 Sankaridurg
India Cements factory
167 Anangur
177 Cauvery
River Kaveri
to Karur
on Erode-Tiruchi line
182 Erode Junction
189 Totiyapalayam
196 Perundurai
201 Ingur
209 Vijayamangalam
219 Uttukuli
222 Kulipalayam
232 Tiruppur
240 Vanjipalayam
250 Somanur
259 Sulur Road
NH544-IN.svg National Highway 544
265 Irugur
Singanallur 14
282 Podanur
Pilamedu 9
National Highway 209 National Highway 209 (India)
0 Coimbatore Main
Coimbatore North 3
Periyanayikanpalayam 17
State Highway India.png State Highway 162
Karaimadal 28
Mettupalayam 36
to Pollachi
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
(narrow gauge)
National Highway 209 (India) National Highway 209
ACC Limited plant
286 Madukkarai
291 Ettimadai
Tamil Nadu
300 Walayar
304 Chullimada
311 Kanjikode
Malampuzha River
319 Kottekad
326 Palakkad
Road marker IN NH.svg National Highway 213
to Pollachi
334 Parli
342 Mankara
349 Lakkidi
353 Palappuram
357 Ottappalam
364 Mannanur
to Shoranur–
Cochin Harbour section
370 Shoranur
to Nilambur–
Shoranur railway line
to Shoranur–
Mangalore section

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.

WAP-4 loco belonging to Electric Loco Shed, Erode


Line No. Towards Passing through Line Track / Type
1 Coimbatore Junction Tiruppur Jolarpettai-Shoranur line Broad Gauge - Double Track - Electrified
2 Salem Junction Sankari
3 Karur Junction Kodumudi Erode–Tiruchirappalli line Broad Gauge - Single Track

Locomotive Sheds[edit]

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,[1] 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.


  1. ^ "Loco list". IRFCA. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 

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