Salem railway division
Coimbatore Junction, the busiest railway station
|Locale||Tamil Nadu, India|
|Length||795 km (494 mi)|
|Website||Southern Railways - Salem railway division|
Salem railway division is a railway division of the Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways. It was carved out of the Palakkad railway division in 2006. It covers 15 districts in Tamil Nadu and has a total route length of 795 km (494 mi). Coimbatore Junction is the most busiest railway station in this division and accounts for 45% of the revenues. Other major railway stations include Erode Junction, Salem Junction, Tiruppur, Coimbatore North Junction, Pothanur Junction, Virudhachalam Junction, Karur, Namakkal, Irugur Junction, Omalur Junction. Erode loco shed holds WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDG-3A, WDG-4, WAG-7 and WAP-4 locos and is home to the largest fleet of WAP-4 locos on Indian Railways.
List of railway stations and towns
|Category of station||No. of stations||Names of stations|
|A-1 Category||1||Coimbatore Junction|
|A Category||5||Erode Junction, Karur Junction, Salem Junction, Tiruppur|
Stations closed for Passengers -
- "Kerala rail zone in lieu of two truncated divisions". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
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- "Railways in Coimbatore". raac.co.in. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
- "Coimbatore Junction neglected". The Hindu. 31 August 2011.
- "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
- "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
- "Statement showing Category-wise No.of stations in IR based on Pass. earning of 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- "PASSENGER AMENITIES - CRITERIA= For Categorisation Of Stations" (PDF). Retrieved 15 January 2016.