Karur Junction railway station

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Karur Junction
கரூர் சந்திப்பு
Express train, Passenger train and Commuter rail station
Karur railway station.JPG
Main Building of Karur Junction Railway Station
Location Thiruvikka Road, Neelimedu, Karur, Karur district, Tamil Nadu
India
Coordinates Coordinates: 10°57′N 78°05′E / 10.95°N 78.08°E / 10.95; 78.08
Elevation 38 metres (125 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway Zone
Line(s)
Platforms 5
Tracks 7
Connections Auto, Taxi Stand
Construction
Structure type Standard
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code KRR
Zone(s) Southern Railway Zone
Division(s) Salem railway division
History
Opened December 3, 1866; 150 years ago (1866-12-03)
Traffic
Passengers 10,000 passengers per day
Route map
Salem–Karur–Dindigul line
km
Right arrowto Jolarpettai Junction
Up arrowto Bangalore City
Left arrowto Mettur Dam
0 Salem Junction
Right arrowto Virudhachalam Junction
LowerLeft arrowto Erode Junction
13 Mallur
26 Rasipuram
34 Puduchatram
40 Kalangani
52 Namakkal
59 Laddivadi
70 Mohanur
74 Vangal
UpperLeft arrowto Erode Junction
86 Karur Junction
Right arrowto Tiruchirappalli Junction
91 Thandoni
101 Velliyani
115 Palaiyam
131 Vembur
139 Eriodu
Up arrowSA limits
Down arrowMDU limits
UpperRight arrowto Tiruchirappalli Junction
Left arrowto Palani
160 Dindigul Junction
Down arrowto Madurai Junction

Karur Junction railway station (Code: KRR) is a junction station located in the city of Karur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The station is a junction for incoming trains from Tiruchirappalli and Dindigul towards Jolarpettai-Chennai line through Erode Junction. A new Broad gauge line linking the station to Salem via Namakkal was opened in 2014.[1] The station is a part of the Salem railway division of the Southern Railways.

Platform[edit]

Platform 1 - express trains to long distances via Trichy,Erode,Salem & Dindigul. Platform 2 - passenger trains to Trichy. Platform 3 - express/mail trains to long distances via Trichy,Erode,Salem & Dindigul. Platform 4 - goods train & track change for express trains. Platform 5 - passenger trains to Salem & Goods trains.

There is tea & food stalls in platforms 1,2 & 3. Toilet facilities in all the platforms for disabilities also.There is a RPF station & office building at platform no.1.

Lines[edit]

There are 4 lines branching out from the station

The lines are under proposal for electrification.[2][3] In the 2015-16 railway budget, the project was approved and electrification is in progress.[4] [5]

Incidents[edit]

  • About 40 farmers in the district who had parted with their lands for the Salem-Karur BG line project filed a petition seeking adequate compensation as directed by the court.[6]
  • Six children, aged under 7 years old and a teacher travelling in a school van had a miraculous escape when their vehicle hit a slowing train at an unmanned level crossing at Kallumadai near the station in February, 2014.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New passenger train at Karur Junction". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Electrification plan". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Southern Railways: Salem-Karur line to be electrified". Rail News. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Electrification in progress". Archived from the original on 14 March 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/Karur-railway-station-completes-150-years/article16757872.ece
  6. ^ "Pay compensation, say farmers from Karur". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "School van hits train at unmanned crossing". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 

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