Thrissur railway station
|Regional rail & Light rail station|
|Location||Kokkalai, Thrissur, Kerala,|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Line(s)||Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section,|
Guruvayur–Thrissur spur line
|Connections||Taxi stand, Cycle stand and Auto stand|
|Structure type||Standard on-ground station|
|Zone(s)||Southern Railway zone|
|Opened||2 June 1902|
|Previous names||Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway|
|2018–19||18,580 passengers per day|
|Rank||6 (in Kerala)|
4 (in Trivandrum division)
Thrissur railway station (station code:- TCR) was a railway station in Kerala, India. Thrissur also was known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala. Thrissur railway station was a major railway head in South India and A1 classified station operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and came under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division. It was the busiest railway station in Kerala state in terms of rail traffic with 189 halting trains. Daily trains were available to Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Mangalore, and Hyderabad. This station lied on the Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section, which was one of the busiest railway corridors in Kerala. It had three satellite stations, Punkunnam railway station and two minor stations, Ollur railway station and Mulankunnathukavu railway station. Thrissur railway station also connected to the temple town of Guruvayur by Thrissur–Guruvayur section.
|Railways in Kerala cities|
The station had four platforms and two entrances, one at the eastern side which was the main entrance and the second one at western side which was opened in 2010. The station can be easily accessed from Kottappuram side and the KSRTC transport bus stood side. It had three railway over bridges connecting first platform to the second, third and fourth platforms. The station operated passenger trains and goods trains.
The station had five counters for non-reservation tickets in the east side, two ticket counters in the west side and ten automatic ticket vending machines (ATVM) in east also. The reservation counters for the long-distance was situated in the eastern side with four counters in a separate building.
- Waiting halls
The station had an air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned waiting hall for first-class and sleeper class passengers. The round-the-clock air-conditioned waiting hall was maintained with the cooperation of the Kudumbasree Mission. The hall had facilities such as TV, toilet, library, and kids entertainment section were there.
- Google free Wi-Fi
- Retiring rooms
The station had four retiring beds in air conditioned Double Bed category (Season price: 840, Non-Season price: 700); eight beds in air-conditioned Dormitory category (S-240, NS180) and one Non-air conditioned Single Bed category (S-390, NS-325).
Paid four wheeler and two-wheeler parking was available in the east and west entrance of the station. Pre-paid autorickshaw services were also made to the passengers.
The station also provided vegetarian and non-vegetarian food through the 1,830 sqft multi-cuisine food plaza.
- Foot overbridges
The station had three foot overbridges. One in the centre of the station and second and third in the south and north of the station.
Railway Police Station
Thrissur railway station had a railway police station with a Circle Inspector as the head and one Sub Inspectors. For the security of passengers, the Indian Railways had installed 21 high definition cameras which coverred all the platforms and the ticket counters which was connected to the main system. There were two 42 inch LCD monitors which monitorred all the visuals in the station.
Future expansion plans
The Southern Railways was planning to quadrupled the Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section by setting up a third and fourth line. The new line will caterred to the International Container Transshipment Terminal, Kochi. It was also planning a suburban railway system connecting Thrissur to Kochi and Palakkad using MEMU (mainline electric multiple unit) services, with the first services were expected to began in late 2010 or early 2011 for which works were underway. A pedestrian flyover platform connecting all the platforms to the nearby KSRTC bus station was being planned.
- Ollur railway station
- Punkunnam railway station
- Guruvayur railway station
- Mulankunnathukavu railway station
- Thrissur Railway Passengers’ Association
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