Palakkad Junction railway station

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Palakkad Junction

പാലക്കാട് ജംക്ഷൻ
Regional rail, Light rail and Commuter rail station
LocationOlavakkode, Palakkad, India
India
Coordinates10°48′04″N 76°38′20″E / 10.801°N 76.639°E / 10.801; 76.639Coordinates: 10°48′04″N 76°38′20″E / 10.801°N 76.639°E / 10.801; 76.639
Elevation84 metres (276 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
Palakkad-Podanur line
Palakkad-Pollachi line
Platforms5
Tracks17
Construction
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codePGT
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Palakkad
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers11,074 per day[1]

Palakkad Junction (formerly known as Olavakkod Junction, STN CODE:PGT) is a railway station in Kerala state, India situated in the city of Palakkad. Palakkad Junction is the cleanest railway station in the state of Kerala as per the survey conducted by Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation.

Location[edit]

The station is located at 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Palakkad KSRTC bus stand. Olavakkode is a satellite town of Palakkad and is located on NH 213 which connects Palakkad to Kozhikode. The station falls in the Palakkad railway division. It is one of the important railway stations of Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.[2]

Lines[edit]

Palakkad Junction is located on Coimbatore - Shoranur railway line and is the terminating point for the Palakkad-Pollachi rail line. The other station serving the city is Palakkad Town Railway Station.

Infrastructure[edit]

The station is served by 5 platforms. Platforms 1, 2 and 3 are used for trains going towards Shoranur, Thrissur and Palakkad Town where as platforms 4 and 5 are mainly used for trains going towards Podanur side. Operational efficiency of Palakkad Railway Junction, which functions as a gateway to Kerala, has improved with the completion of yard remodeling and other modernisation works. The electronic interlocking system, which will replace the prevailing route relay interlocking system, was also completed. The train traffic in the junction will be considerably high once the trains from Pollachi Junction enter here.The station also has good entrance and wheel chair facilities. The station also has a good parkking facility too.

MEMU Shed[edit]

Also a MEMU shed operating in this station to maintain the suburban trains running between Shornur and Erode.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Categorisation of Stations - Palakkad Division" (PDF). Southern Railway Zone - Indian Railways. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Southern Railway - Gateway of South India".

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