Palakkad Junction railway station

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Palakkad Junction
Regional rail, Light rail and Commuter rail station
Location Olavakkode, Palakkad, India
Coordinates 10°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
Elevation 84 metres (276 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Palakkad-Shoranur line
Palakkad-Podanur line
Palakkad-Pollachi line
Platforms 5
Tracks 17
Parking Available
Other information
Station code PGT
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Palakkad
Electrified Yes
Passengers 11,797 per day[1]
Salem–Palakkad line
39  Mettur Dam
27  Mecheri Road
19  Tolasampatti
to Bangalore City
11  Omalur Junction
to Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
3  Magnesite Junction
0 Salem Junction
to Virudhachalam Junction
Salem Steel plant
to Karur Junction
8 Neykkarapatti
11 Virapandy Road
22 Madudanchavadi
34 Mavelipalaiyam
39 Sankaridurg
47 Anangur
57 Cauvery
to Karur Junction
62 Erode Junction
69 Totiyapalayam
76 Perundurai
81 Ingur
89 Vijayamangalam
99 Uttukuli
State Highway India.png State Highway 81
102 Tiruppur Kulipalayam
112 Tiruppur
Tiruppur-Avinashi Road
120 Tiruppur Vanjipalayam
State Highway India.png State Highway 166
130 Tiruppur Somanur
State Highway India.png State Highway 165
139 Sulur Road
145 Irugur Junction
162 Podanur Junction
14  Singanallur
9  Pilamedu
National Highway 209 (India) National Highway 209
0  Coimbatore Junction
3  Coimbatore North Junction
17  Periyanayikanpalayam
28  Karaimadal
36  Mettupalayam
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
(narrow gauge)
State Highway India.png State Highway 162
to Pollachi Junction
National Highway 209 (India) National Highway 209
ACC Limited plant
166 Madukkarai
171 Ettimadai
Tamil Nadu
180 Walayar
184 Chullimada
191 Kanjikode
Malampuzha River
199 Kottekad
206 Palakkad Junction
to Shoranur Junction
Source: Google maps

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.


The station is located at 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Palakkad Municipal Bus Terminus. 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]


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.


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.


  1. ^ "Station Re-development Data - Palakkad Jn(PGT)". Central Railway Zone - Indian Railways. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Southern Railway - Gateway of South India". 

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