Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station

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Tiruchchirappalli Junction
Regional rail; Light rail and Heavy rail
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) Chord line
Main line
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; 156 years ago (1859)
Electrified 25 kV AC 50 Hz[1]
Traffic
Passengers 1,00,000 passengers per day(Minimum)[2]
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Ponmalai (Golden Rock)
towards Thanjavur Junction
  Southern Railway zone   Kumaramangalam
towards Pudukkottai
   
Ponmalai (Golden Rock)
towards Tiruchirappalli Town
   
    Punggudi
towards Dindigul Junction
Tiruchirappalli Fort
towards Karur Junction
   
   

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 Vriddhachalam, Chennai, Tirupati, Nellore, etc.,
  2. Towards east for Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Karaikal Port, Karaikal, etc.,
  3. Towards south-east for Pudukkottai, Karaikudi, Manamadurai, Rameswaram.
  4. Towards south for Madurai, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Quilon etc.,
  5. Towards west for Karur, Erode, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Palakkad Jn, etc.,

Credits & Developments[edit]

A view of Platform No. 3 in Tiruchirapalli railway junction

Services[edit]

Originating trains[edit]

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[edit]

Express trains[edit]

Passenger trains[edit]

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[edit]

An Historical Steam Engine at the entrance of Tiruchirapalli railway junction
Station name Station code
Tiruchirapalli Junction TPJ
Ponmalai (Golden Rock) GOC
Town Station TPTN
Srirangam SRGM
Uttamar Kovil UKV
Pichchandarkovil BXS
Fort Station TP
Tiruchirapalli Palakkarai TPE
Thiruverumbur TRB
Manjattidal MCJ
Muttarasanallur MTNL
Kumaramangalam KRMG

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. ^ "Rs 35,780 collected as fine from ticketless train passengers". The Times of India. 27 November 2014. 
  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. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  5. ^ Bindloss and Singh, p 415
  6. ^ 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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