Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station
|Express train, Passenger train, Commuter rail and Heavy rail station|
|Location||Rockins Road, Tiruchirapalli district. Tamil Nadu. PIN – 620001|
|Elevation||95.05 metres (311.8 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Southern Railway zone|
Trichy–Thanjavur–Kumbakonam main line
|Connections||Bus, Taxi, Auto rikshaw|
|Structure type||At-grade (Indo-Gothic)|
|Zone(s)||Southern Railway zone|
|Electrified||25 kV AC 50 Hz|
|Previous names||Old Madras railway station|
|1,50,000 per day|
Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station (TPJ) was a junction station in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. It served as the headquarters for Tiruchirappalli railway division of the Southern Railway zone. The station code was TPJ, used for official purposes. Daily approximately 1,50,000 passengers were using this Tiruchirappalli Junction. TPJ was the only railway station in southern railway to host diesel–electric multiple unit (DEMU) shed. Tiruchirappalli Junction was the second largest railway station in Tamil Nadu and one of the busiest railway station in India. The Station was awarded with ‘GOLD’ (72 Points) rating in March 2020 by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for implementing various environment friendly measures. It was the first and only station in Southern Railway to got "GOLD" certification and 5th across Indian Railways.
The Great Southern of India, a railway company was established in 1853 with Tiruchirappalli as its headquarters. In 1859, the company constructed its first railway line that connected Tiruchirappalli with Nagapattinam. Presently, Tiruchirappalli was an important railway junction in Tamil Nadu and was a separate division of the Southern Railway.
Five rail lines branch separately from Trichy Junction:
- Towards north for Viluppuram Junction via Virudhachalam Junction
- Towards east for Viluppuram Junction via Thanjavur Junction
- Towards south-east for Karaikkudi Junction
- Towards south for Kanniyakumari via Dindigul Junction
- Towards west for Coimbatore Junction via Karur Junction
Credits and developments
It had been awarded 5 stars for electricity conservation. Golden Rock Railway Workshop and Diesel Loco Shed were involved in maintaining the bogies and locomotives respectively for passenger and freight operations. The station was also equipped with free Wi-Fi, retiring rooms, and AC lounge for passengers at 1st platform. The construction of new platform no.8 was on fastrack to reduced the waiting of trains.There was Frequent Passenger Trains towards Karur,Erode,Thajavur,Karaikudi,Virudhachalam and Dindigul.
- Tiruchirappalli Palakkarai (TPE)
- Tiruchirappalli Fort (TP)
- Golden Rock (GOC)
- Manjattidal (MCJ)
- Tiruverumbur (TRB)
- Tiruchirappalli Town (TPTN)
- Srirangam (SRGM)
- Kumaramangalam (KRMG)
- Tondamanpatti (TOM)
- Mutharasanallur (MTNL)
- Mekkudi (MKY)
- Jiyapuram (JPM)
- Elamanur (EL)
- Uttamar Kovil (UKV)
- Pichchandarkovil (BXS)
- Valadi (VLDI)
- Lalgudi (LLI)
- Punggudi (PUG)
- Kolatur (KLS)
In popular culture
Tiruchchirappalli Junction was one of the most prominent landmarks in the city that was often featured in certain movies. The station had been used in certain Indian novels and art productions over the years. Few films and other programs had been filmed at the station, including:
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