Palakkad Junction railway station

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Palakkad Junction
Regional rail, Light rail and Commuter rail station
Olavakkode railway station, palakkad .jpg
The main entrance of Palakkad Junction railway station
LocationRailway Station Road, NH 213, Olavakkode, Palakkad, Kerala,
 India.
Coordinates10°48′04″N 76°38′20″E / 10.801°N 76.639°E / 10.801; 76.639
Elevation84 metres (276 ft)
Owned byGovernment of India
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
Palakkad–Madurai line
Platforms5
Tracks17
ConnectionsAirport interchangeBus interchange Taxi Stand, Pre paid Auto service, Bus stop (Buses to all parts of Palakkad available), Coimbatore International Airport is 55km away.
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground) station.
ParkingAvailable
Disabled accessDisabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codePGT
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Palakkad
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
11,074 per day[1]
Location
Palakkad Junction is located in India
Palakkad Junction
Palakkad Junction
Location within India
Palakkad Junction is located in Kerala
Palakkad Junction
Palakkad Junction
Palakkad Junction (Kerala)

Palakkad Junction (formerly known as Olavakkode Junction, station code: PGT) was a railway station in Kerala state, India situated in the city of Palakkad and the second largest railway station in the district. Palakkad Junction was the cleanest railway station in the state of Kerala as per the survey conducted by Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation. It was also the third largest railway station in Kerala state as per the number of tracked after Shoranur Junction railway station and Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station. It also boasted one of the longest railway platforms in Kerala. It was situated at about 3 km from Sree Guruvayurappan Temple, 5 km from Puthur, where the famous Puthur-Vela was celebrated annually, 5.6 km from Palakkad Fort, 7.2 km from Dhoni Waterfalls, 43 km from Siruvani Dam and 45 km from Silent Valley National Park. It served as the major railway hub for the city of Palakkad in Kerala while the secondary hub being the smaller Palakkad Town railway station which was situated within the city.

Location[edit]

Palakkad Junction aerial view

The station was located at 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Palakkad KSRTC bus stand. Olavakkode was a suburb of Palakkad city and was located on NH 966 which connected Palakkad to Kozhikode. The station fell in the Palakkad railway division. It was one of the important railway stations of Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.[2]

Lines[edit]

Palakkad Junction was located on Jolarpettai–Shoranur line and was the terminating point for the PalakkadMadurai rail line. The other station serving the city was Palakkad Town railway station.

Infrastructure[edit]

The station was served by five platforms. Platforms 1, 2 and 3 were used for trains going towards Shoranur, Thrissur and Palakkad Town where as platforms 4 and 5 were mainly used for trains going towards Chennai. The electronic interlocking system, which will replaced the prevailing route relayed interlocking system, was also completed. The train traffic in the junction will be considerably high once the trains from Pollachi Junction enterred here. More trains were expected to commenced and terminated from Palakkad once the pit line in Palakkad town station was installed.

MEMU Shed[edit]

A Mainline Electric Multiple Unit MEMU shed operated to maintained the suburban trains running between Shornur and Eroded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Categorisation of Stations – Palakkad Division" (PDF). Southern Railway Zone – Indian Railways. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Southern Railway – Gateway of South India".

External links[edit]