Tiruppur railway station
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|Regional rail, Light rail and Commuter rail station|
Kumaran Memorial outside Railway station
|Location||Railway Station Road, Tiruppur, Tiruppur district, Tamil Nadu
|Elevation||305 metres (1,001 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Southern Railway zone|
|Connections||Auto rickshaw stand, Taxi stand|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Zone(s)||Southern Railway zone|
Source: Google Maps
Tiruppur railway station is a railway station severing the city of Tiruppur, or the textile city of India.The station belongs to the Salem railway division and is a major transit point of the Southern Railway Zone, one of the 7 Railway Zones of the Indian Railways. It is also known by its official code:TUP.
Location and layout
The Tiruppur railway station is located at the heart of the Tiruppur city, at close proximity to the Old Bus Station of the city. The new bus stand located at PN road at the Northern part of the city is a 10–15 minutes drive from the station.
The train station falls on the Chennai-Palakkad broad gauge line (laid in 1983) which is fully electrified and has two tracks. Almost every daily Express train or long-distance trains has a halt in the station except for a select few such as the Trivandrum Mail and the Bangalore Kochuveli Express.
Despite Tiruppur being one of the top revenue earners in Salem Division, the railway station has only 2 platforms and no starting trains from the city. About 30,000 passengers travel to Tirupur per day despite not being a Railway Junction. As a result, Tirupur railway station is always crowded. Also most of the trains stops for only 2 mins which makes the cargo handling not at all possible.
The nearest airport to the station is the Coimbatore International Airport situated 35 km west of the city. The nearby stations are the suburbs of Kulipalayam towards the East and Vanjipalayam towards the West.
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