Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station

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Tiruchchirappalli Junction
Express train, Passenger train, Commuter rail and Heavy rail station
Trichi Junction.jpg
Front view of Tiruchirapalli Junction
LocationRockins Road, Tiruchirapalli District. Tamil Nadu. PIN - 620001
Coordinates10°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
Elevation95.05 metres (311.8 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Chord Line

Trichy-Thanjavur-Kumbakonam Main line

Erode–Trichy line

Trichy-Dindigul line

Trichy-Manamadurai line
Structure typeAt-grade (Indo-Gothic)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station codeTPJ
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Tiruchirappalli
Opened1859; 160 years ago (1859)
Electrified25 kV AC 50 Hz[1]
Previous namesOld Madras Railway station
Passengers1,50,000 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 Palakkarai
towards Karur Junction
Route map
Up arrow
UpperLeft arrow
Golden Rock Railway Workshop
Diesel Loco Shed, Golden Rock
Golden Rock
Bus interchange Parking
Up arrow
to Tiruchirappalli Goods yard
Left arrow
Goods shed road overpass
Tiruchirappalli Junction
Bus interchange Parking Heritage railway
Junction overpass
Right arrow
Down arrow

Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station(TPJ) 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 1,50,000 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 Viluppuram Junction via Virudhachalam Junction

2. Towards east for Viluppuram Junction via Thanjavur Junction

3. Towards south-east for Karaikkudi Junction

4. Towards south for Kanniyakumari via Dindigul Junction

5. Towards west for Coimbatore Junction via Karur Junction

Credits and developments[edit]

It has been awarded 5 stars for electricity conservation. Golden RockRailway 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]The construction of new platform no.8 is on fastrack to reduce the waiting of trains.

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 30 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Trichy railway junction gets free Wi-Fi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Retiring rooms in Tiruchi Junction, a big hit". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  7. ^ "AC Waiting Lounge Trichy". IndiaMike.com. Retrieved 7 April 2017.

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