Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station

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Tiruchchirappalli Junction
திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி சந்திப்பு
Express train, Passenger train, Commuter rail and Heavy rail station
Trichi Junction.jpg
Front view of Tiruchirapalli Junction
Location Rockins Road, Tiruchirapalli District. Tamil Nadu. PIN - 620001
Coordinates 10°47′39″N 78°41′07″E / 10.7942°N 78.6854°E / 10.7942; 78.6854Coordinates: 10°47′39″N 78°41′07″E / 10.7942°N 78.6854°E / 10.7942; 78.6854
Elevation 95.05 metres (311.8 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway zone
Line(s) Chord Line
Main Line
Erode–Tiruchirappalli line
Trichy - Dindigul
Trichy - Karaikudi
Platforms 8[a]
Tracks 16
Connections Bus
Structure type At-grade (Indo-Gothic)
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station code TPJ
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Tiruchirappalli
Fare zone Indian Railways
Opened 1859; 158 years ago (1859)
Electrified 25 kV AC 50 Hz[1]
Passengers 15,000 per day[2]
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Golden Rock
towards Thanjavur Junction
  Southern Railway zone   Kumaramangalam
towards Pudukkottai
Golden Rock
towards Chennai Egmore
towards Dindigul Junction
Tiruchirappalli Fort
towards Karur Junction
Route map

Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station is a junction station in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. It serves as the headquarters for Tiruchirappalli railway division of the Southern Railway Zone. The station code is TPJ, used for official purposes. Daily approximately 15,000 passengers are using this Tiruchchirappalli Junction. TPJ is the only railway station in southern railway to host Diesel-electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) shed.


The Great Southern of India, a Railway Company was established in 1853 with Tiruchirappalli as its headquarters.[3] In 1859, the company constructed its first railway line that connected Tiruchirappalli with Nagapattinam.[3] Presently, Tiruchirappalli is an important railway junction in Tamil Nadu and is a separate division of the Southern Railway.[4]

Five rail lines branch separately from Trichy junction:

  1. Towards north for Virudhachalam Junction
  2. Towards east for Thanjavur Junction
  3. Towards south-east for Karaikkudi Junction
  4. Towards south for Dindigul Junction
  5. Towards west for Karur Junction

Credits and developments[edit]

It has been awarded 5 stars for electricity conservation. Golden Rock Railway Workshop and Diesel Loco Shed were involved in maintaining the bogies and locomotives respectively for passenger and freight operations. The station is also equipped with free Wi-Fi,[5] retiring rooms,[6] and AC lounge for passengers at 1st platform.[7]

Sub-urban stations[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Tiruchchirapalli Junction is one of the most prominent landmarks in the city that is often featured in certain movies. The station has been used in certain Indian novels and art productions over the years. Few films and other programs have been filmed at the station, including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Of which, Platform.No:1A is much shorter than other platforms.


  1. ^ Syed Muthahar, Saqaf (30 January 2010). "Electrified BG section to be inaugurated". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ R. Rajaram (22 July 2016). "Tiruchi Junction to get Wi-Fi". The Hindu. Tiruchi. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Muthiah, S. (2004). Madras Rediscovered. East West Books (Madras) Pvt Ltd. p. 321. ISBN 81-88661-24-4. 
  4. ^ "Tiruchchirappalli division". Southern Railway zone. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Trichy railway junction gets free Wi-Fi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 
  6. ^ "Retiring rooms in Tiruchi Junction, a big hit". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 
  7. ^ "AC Waiting Lounge Trichy". IndiaMike.com. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 

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