Erode Junction railway station

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Erode Junction
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Erode Junction Railway Station
LocationErode, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates11°21′00″N 77°44′00″E / 11.35000°N 77.73333°E / 11.35000; 77.73333
Elevation183 metres (600 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
Erode-Tiruchirappalli line
Platforms4
Tracks12
Construction
Structure typeElevated
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Other information
Station codeED
Fare zoneSouthern Railway zone
History
Opened1862; 157 years ago (1862)
ElectrifiedYes, 1990
Traffic
Passengers50000
Route map
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Molakarampatti
to Bangalore City
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to Hubli
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Kunnathur
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39
Dasampatti
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Dodampatti
Hosur
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Morappur
Kelamangalam
144
Periyanaga Thunai
135
61
Thonganur
Rayakottai
119
Marandahalli
101
68
Buddireddippati
Palakkodu
89
Hosur-Erode Road
78
Bommidi
Dharmapuri
66
88
Lokur
Sivadi
55
Muttampatti
47
97
Danishpet
Toppur
35
104
Tinapatti
Karuvalli
23
Mettur Dam
39
114
Karuppur
Mecheri Road
27
Tolasampatti
19
Omalur
11
Magnesite
3
117
Magnesite
Salem
0
120
Salem
to Vriddhachalam
Salem Steel plant
to Karur
128
Neykkarapatti
131
Virapandy Road
142
Magudanchavadi
154
Mavelipalaiyam
159
Sankaridurg
India Cements factory
167
Anangur
177
Cauvery
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
265
Irugur
Singanallur
14
282
Podanur
Pilamedu
9
0
Coimbatore Main
Coimbatore North
3
Periyanayikanpalayam
17
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Karaimadal
28
Mettupalayam
36
to Pollachi
ACC Limited plant
286
Madukkarai
291
Ettimadai
300
Walayar
304
Chullimada
311
Kanjikode
319
Kottekad
326
Palakkad
to Pollachi
334
Parli
342
Mankara
349
Lakkidi
353
Palappuram
357
Ottappalam
364
Mannanur
370
Shoranur
Location
Erode Junction is located in India
Erode Junction
Erode Junction
Location within India
Erode Junction is located in Tamil Nadu
Erode Junction
Erode Junction
Erode Junction (Tamil Nadu)

Erode Junction railway station (Station Code: ED) is the main railway junction serving the city of Erode, Tamil Nadu. Erode Junction is one of the major railway Junction 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.

History[edit]

The station was established in 1862 and was connected by the first electrified broad gauge link from Chennai Central.

Facilities[edit]

The Junction has 4 platforms for handling passenger trains. The Junction 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 Junction

WAP-4 loco belonging to Electric Loco Shed, Erode

Lines[edit]

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 - Electrified

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 100 WAP-4 locomotives in addition to the WAG-7 electric locomotives and 4 WAP-7 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.

References[edit]

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

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