Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station

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Tiruchchirappalli Junction
திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி சந்திப்பு
Regional rail, Light rail, Commuter rail and Heavy rail station
Trichi Junction.jpg
Front view of Tiruchirapalli Junction
Location Rockins Road, Tiruchirapalli District. Tamil Nadu. PIN - 620001
India
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) Viluppuram - Trichy Chord Line
Trichy - Dindigul
Trichy - Thanjavur
Trichy - Karaikudi
Trichy - Karur
Platforms 8[a]
Tracks 16
Connections Bus
Construction
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
History
Opened 1859; 157 years ago (1859)
Electrified 25 kV AC 50 Hz[1]
Traffic
Passengers 15,000 per day[2]
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Ponmalai (Golden Rock)
towards Thanjavur Junction
  Southern Railway zone   Kumaramangalam
towards Pudukkottai
   
Ponmalai (Golden Rock)
towards Chennai Egmore
   
    Punggudi
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.

History[edit]

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 & Developments[edit]

View of a Platform in Tiruchirapalli railway junction

Sun-urban stations[edit]

An Historical Steam Engine at the entrance of Tiruchirapalli railway junction
Station Entrance

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]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. 

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