Tiruttangal railway station
|Regional rail & Light rail station|
|Location||Thiruthangal, Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu|
|Elevation||90 metres (300 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Southern Railway zone|
|Connections||Taxicab stand, Auto rickshaw stand|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Zone(s)||Southern Railway Zone|
|Passengers (2013)||1300–1500 per day|
The station was established during 1932. The station survived a closure during 1984 with strong protests from the residents of Thiruthangal, when the Southern Railway zone initiated such an action.
The station saw major facelift in its facilities for passengers, when R. Chandramogan, a native and resident of thiruthangal donated ₹30 lakh (US$43,000) for raising the level of platform after the gauge conversion, which wasn't done the respective authorities citing fund crunch. Also reverse osmosis purified water, parcel room, coach indicators and Wheelchair ramp for physically challenged were established.
Notable places nearby
- "Thiruthangal railway station gets facelift". The Hindu. Thiruthangal. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- S. Chidambaram (2 December 2013). "Low platforms, roofless shelters irk passengers". The Hindu. Sivakasi. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "System Map" (PDF). Southern Railway zone. Indian Railways. p. 1. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "Paucity of staff at Srivilliputtur station". The Hindu. Srivilliputhur. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- S. Chidambaram (26 September 2013). "Trail of woes for rail passengers". The Hindu. Virudhunagar. Retrieved 14 July 2016.