Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station
|Regional rail; Light rail and Heavy rail|
Front view of Tiruchirapalli Junction
|Location||Rockins Road, Tiruchirapalli District. Tamil Nadu. PIN - 620001
|Elevation||95.05 metres (311.8 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Southern Railway zone|
|Structure type||At-grade (Indo-Gothic)|
|Zone(s)||Southern Railway zone|
|Fare zone||Indian Railways|
|Electrified||25 kV AC 50 Hz|
|Passengers||1,00,000 passengers per day(Minimum)|
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.
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 Vriddhachalam, Chennai, Tirupati, Nellore, etc.,
- Towards east for Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Karaikal Port, Karaikal, etc.,
- Towards south-east for Pudukkottai, Karaikudi, Manamadurai, Rameswaram.
- Towards south for Madurai, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Quilon etc.,
- Towards west for Karur, Erode, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Palakkad Jn, etc.,
Credits & Developments
- This station is one of the second biggest and busiest railway junctions in Southern Railway zone.
- 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.
- Rockfort Express
- Tiruchirappalli – Tirunelveli Intercity Express
- Cholan Express
- Tiruchirappalli-Mayiladuthurai Express
- Tiruchirappalli – Howrah Superfast Express
More over there are about 22 Passenger trains operating from Trichy connecting nearby towns such as Thanjavur, Lalgudi, Mayiladuthurai, Karur, Erode, Nagore, Vriddhachalam, Palakkad(Kerala), Dindigul, Cuddalore, Rameshwaram, Karaikudi, Manamadurai and Mannargudi.
Important crossing trains
- Vascodagama Express
- Guruvayur Express Via. Trivandrum Central
- Ananthapuri Express
- Vaigai Express
- Pallavan Express
- Sethu Express
- Pearl City Express
- Pothigai Express
- Nellai Express
- Pandian Express
- Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central Express
- Chendur Express (Via. Main Line)
- Boatmail Express (Via. Main Line)
- Mysore-Mayiladuthurai Express (Via. Trichy Junction)
- Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express
- Thirukural Express
- Howrah-Kanyakumari Express
- Tea Garden Express
- Mayiladuthurai-Coimbatore Jan Shatabdi Express
- Chemmozhi Express
- Premium Express Via. Chennai Central
- Tirunelveli - Jammu Tawi Express (as slip coaches to the Navyug Express and Himsagar Express
- Mangalore - Puducherry Express (On Sat/Sun)
- Nagercoil - Chennai Central Express Via. Tirunelveli, Madurai, Trichy.
In addition to these express trains there are Passenger trains passing through Trichy
- Madurai - Villupuram Passenger
- Mayiladuthurai - Tirunelveli Link Passenger
Railway stations in Trichy city
|Station name||Station code|
|Ponmalai (Golden Rock)||GOC|
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.
- Syed Muthahar, Saqaf (30 January 2010). "Electrified BG section to be inaugurated". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "Rs 35,780 collected as fine from ticketless train passengers". The Times of India. 27 November 2014.
- Muthiah, S. (2004). Madras Rediscovered. East West Books (Madras) Pvt Ltd. p. 321. ISBN 81-88661-24-4.
- "Tiruchchirappalli division". Southern Railway. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
- Bindloss and Singh, p 415
- Anantharaman, Ambujam (2006). Temples of South India. East West Books (Madras). p. 144. ISBN 8188661422, ISBN 978-81-88661-42-8.
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