Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station
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. In 1859, the company constructed its first railway line that connected Tiruchirappalli with Nagapattinam. Presently, Tiruchirappalli is an important railway junction in Tamil Nadu and is a separate division of the Southern Railway.
Five rail lines branch separately from Trichy junction:
- Towards north for Virudhachalam Junction
- Towards east for Thanjavur Junction
- Towards south-east for Karaikkudi Junction
- Towards south for Dindigul Junction
- Towards west for Karur Junction
Credits and developments
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, retiring rooms, and AC lounge for passengers at 1st platform.
- Golden Rock (GOC)
- Tiruchirappalli Town (TPTN)
- Srirangam (SRGM)
- Uttamar Kovil (UKV)
- Pichchandarkovil (BXS)
- Lalgudi (LLI)
- Tiruchirappalli Fort (TP)
- Tiruchirappalli Palakkarai (TPE)
- Thiruverumbur (TRB)
- Manjattidal (MCJ)
In popular culture
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:
- Of which, Platform.No:1A is much shorter than other platforms.
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- Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station at the India Rail Info
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