Salem railway division

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Salem Railway Division
சேலம் இரயில்வே கோட்டம்
Coimbatore junction.jpg
Coimbatore Junction, the busiest railway station
Locale Tamil Nadu, India
Predecessor Southern Railways
Track gauge Broad
Length 862 km (536 mi)
Headquarters Salem
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.[1] It covers 15 districts in Tamil Nadu and has a total route length of 862 km (536 mi).[2][3] Coimbatore Junction is the most busiest railway station in this division and accounts for 45% of the revenues.[4][5] Other major railway stations include Erode Junction, Salem Junction, Tiruppur, Coimbatore North Junction, Pothanur Junction, Karur Junction, Irugur Junction, Omalur Junction.[6] 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.[7]

List of railway stations and towns[edit]

The list includes the stations under the Salem railway division and their station category.[8][9]

Category of station No. of stations Names of stations
A-1 Category 1 Coimbatore Junction, Salem Junction
A Category 6 Erode Junction, Karur Junction,Tiruppur ,Podanur Junction,Mettupalayam
B Category - Sankari, Omalur, Attur
C Category
(Suburban station)
- -
D Category - -
E Category - -
F Category
Halt Station
- -
Total - -

Stations closed for Passengers -


  1. ^ "Kerala rail zone in lieu of two truncated divisions". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Salem railway division formed". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Southern Railways - Salem railway division". Southern Railways, India. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Railways in Coimbatore". Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Coimbatore Junction neglected". The Hindu. 31 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Statement showing Category-wise No.of stations in IR based on Pass. earning of 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "PASSENGER AMENITIES - CRITERIA= For Categorisation Of Stations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.