Podanur Junction railway station

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Coordinates: 10°57′00″N 76°59′00″E / 10.95000°N 76.98333°E / 10.95000; 76.98333

Dheeran Chinnamalai Terminus Coimbatore
Regional rail and Light rail station
LocationPodanur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
Coimbatore - Pollachi line
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Other information
Station codePTJ
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Salem
Fare zoneSouthern Railway zone
Opened1862; 157 years ago (1862)

Podanur Junction (Officially known as Dheeran Chinnamalai Terminus Coimbatore) (station code: PTJ) is a railway station located in Podanur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India


It was the first railway station in the Coimbatore district, opened in 1862, but has lost its significance since the completion of the Coimbatore Junction.[1]


The station is operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and comes under the Salem railway division. It is one of the important railway stations in Coimbatore with trains to any part of India and also one of the A graded stations in the Southern Railway. Before the gauge conversion between podanur-Pollachi-Palani-Dindigul line in 2008, this station served as the important station for the connectivity of western Tamil Nadu to southern regions.[2]


The station has five platforms and a junction, joining lines going in four different routes: towards Coimbatore Junction, towards Irugur, towards Pollachi and towards Palakkad.


This station handles long distance trains and local trains.[3][4]


After Podanur – Dindigul gauge conversion, trains planned to operated from Podanur Junction, to serve as a satellite railway station for Coimbatore city Junction. But still people demand to bring back the trains Coimbatore to Madurai, Coimbatore to Rameshwaram, Coimbatore to Sengottai in this line that was earlier running successfully before the gauge conversion.[5]

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  1. ^ Palaniappan V. S. (11 January 2016). "Podanur – welcoming in the first train". The Hindu. Coimbatore. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Southern Railway" (PDF). Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Podanur junction wears a deserted look". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Indian Railway Passenger reservation Enquiry". indianrail.gov.in. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  5. ^ Palaniappan, V.S. (11 June 2012). "Will Coimbatore's gain be Podanur's loss?". The Hindu. Chennai, India.

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