Thrissur railway station

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Thrissur
Regional rail & Light rail station
Thrissur railway station2014.jpg
Thrissur railway station
LocationKokkalai, Thrissur, Kerala,
 India
Coordinates10°30′54″N 76°12′29″E / 10.515°N 76.208°E / 10.515; 76.208
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section,
Guruvayur–Thrissur spur line
Platforms4
Tracks6
ConnectionsTaxi stand, Cycle stand and Auto stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeTCR
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram
History
Opened2 June 1902; 118 years ago (1902-06-02)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesMadras and Southern Mahratta Railway
Passengers
2018–1918,580 passengers per day[1]
Rank6 (in Kerala)
4 (in Trivandrum division)
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
toward ?
Southern Railway zone
toward ?
Route map
km
Shoranur Junction
1
Bharathapuzha Halt
Bharathappuzha
PGT limits
TVC limits
4
Vallathol Nagar
8
Mullurkara
17
Wadakkanchery
24
Mulankunnathukavu
31
Punkunnam
33
Thrissur
40
Ollur
47
Pudukad
50
Nellayi
57
Irinjalakuda
63
Chalakudi
65
Divine Nagar
69
Koratty
74
Karukutty
78
Angamaly
84
Chovvara
88
Aluva
94
Kalamassery
98
Edappally
104
Ernakulam Town
106
Ernakulam C Cabin
107
Ernakulam Junction
km

Thrissur railway station (station code:- TCR)[2][3] 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.[4] 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.

Layout[edit]

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.

Facilities[edit]

Passengers waiting for the train at the platform No 2 at the Thrissur railway station
  • Tickets

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

The passengers can access free Wi-fi facility inside the station provided by Google and railwire[5][6]

  • 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).

  • Parking

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.

  • Food

The station also provided vegetarian and non-vegetarian food through the 1,830 sqft multi-cuisine food plaza.[7]

  • 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.

There was a computer-controlled coach guidance system and a plasma screen for display of information to passengers.[8][9][10][11][12]

Other facilities available were Parcel booking office, Railway Mailing service (RMS) office, State Bank of India and Canara Bank Automated teller machine (ATMs).

Railway Police Station[edit]

Thrissur Railway Map

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.[13]

Future expansion plans[edit]

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.[14][15] 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual originating passengers and earnings for the year 2017-18 - Thiruvananthapuram Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Kozhikode now A-1 station". Manoramaonline. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Categorization of stations in Thiruvananthapuram Division – Southern Railway" (PDF). Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  4. ^ "List of trains from Thrissur railway station, Page 8". Manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Wi-Fi facility at Thrissur railway station". The Hindu. 11 September 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Free wifi at Thrissur railway station from Monday onwards". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Passengers, you are on observation". manoramaonline. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Stone laid for new entrance to Thrissur railway station". The Hindu. 8 September 2006. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Multi-cuisine food plazas in 5 rly. stations". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Master plan for Thrissur railway station ready". The Hindu. 21 June 2009. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Thrissur railway station to get facelift". The Hindu. 1 July 2008. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Thrissur railway station to get second entrance". The Hindu. 2 September 2006. Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  13. ^ "Video surveillance system at Central". The Hindu. 24 August 2006. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  14. ^ "DRM sets priorities for rail development". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  15. ^ "Top official hopeful of pending raiLway projects". Ttransreporter. Retrieved 11 December 2011.

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