Madurai Junction railway station

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Madurai Junction

மதுரை சந்திப்பு தொடர்வண்டி நிலையம்
Indian Railways station
Madurai Rly Station.jpg
Main entrance of the station
Other namesMadurai Railway Station
LocationWest Veli Street, Madurai, Tamil Nadu,  India
India
Coordinates9°55′12″N 78°6′37″E / 9.92000°N 78.11028°E / 9.92000; 78.11028Coordinates: 9°55′12″N 78°6′37″E / 9.92000°N 78.11028°E / 9.92000; 78.11028
Owned bySouthern Railway zone of the Indian Railways
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)Madurai–Chennai Egmore
Madurai–Kanyakumari
Madurai–Bodinayakkanur
Madurai–Rameswaram
Madurai JunctionThothukudi (under construction )
Madurai–Melur–Tirupattur–Karaikudi section (under survey)
Platforms8
Tracks15
Train operatorsIndian Railways
Bus operatorsTNSTC MADURAI(MTC)
ConnectionsTaxi stand, Auto rickshaw stand, Railway Junction Bus Stop
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMDU
Zone(s) Southern Railway
Division(s) Madurai
Fare zoneSouthern Railway Zone
History
Opened1859; 162 years ago (1859)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesMadras and Southern Mahratta Railway
Passengers
201860,000/day[1]
Services
Many
Location
Madurai is located in Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Madurai
Location within Tamil Nadu

Madurai Junction was a railway station in South India and the primary railway station serving the city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu.[2] The station was the headquarters of the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railways and was an A1 graded train station by the Indian Railways for being one of the top 100 booking stations in the country. The second Tejas Express of the country was flagged of by the Prime Minister on 1 March 2019 between Madurai Junction and Chennai Egmore which coverred the distance in just 6 hrs 30 mins. It fell under the southern railway zone.[citation needed].[3]

An aerial view of the station
Western entry to the station

Railway lines[edit]

Line No. Towards
1 Dindigul Junction (north)
2 Virudhunagar Junction (south)
3 Bodinayakkanur (west)
4 Manamadurai Junction (south-east)

New rail line proposal[edit]

Madurai–Melur–Tirupattur–Karaikudi new BG line: As sanctioned by Railway Board in the year 2007–08, Survey was taken & the report had been submitted to Railway Board on 29 July 2008. Then updating survey was sanctioned in the year 2013–14 and the survey report was submitted to Railway board on 27 November 2014. Railway Board had shelved the proposal at present.[when?] Decision of Railway Board was awaited.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adding colour to train journeys".
  2. ^ "Madurai Division System Map" (PDF). Southern Railway. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Adding colour to train journeys".

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