Thrissur railway station

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Thrissur


Trichur
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Thrissur railway station
General information
Location Kokkalai, Thrissur, Thrissur District, Kerala,
Flag of India.svg India
Coordinates 10°30′54″N76°12′29″E / 10.515°N 76.208°E / 10.515; 76.208
Owned by Indian 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 access Wheelchair symbol.svg Available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeTCR
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram
History
Opened2 June 1902;120 years ago (1902-06-02)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous names Madras 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 ?
Location
Thrissur railway station
Interactive map

Thrissur railway station (station code:- TCR) [2] [3] is a railway station in Kerala, India. Thrissur also is known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala. Thrissur railway station is a major railway head in South India and A1 classified station operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and comes under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division. It is the busiest railway station in Kerala state in terms of rail traffic with 189 halting trains. At 97 crore (equivalent to 102 croreorUS$13 million in 2020) in financial year 2018–19, it is the fourth largest in terms of passenger revenues in Kerala and the eighth largest in Southern Railway. [4] Daily trains are available to Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Mangalore, and Hyderabad. This station lies on the Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section, which is one of the busiest railway corridors in Kerala. [5] It has three satellite stations, Punkunnam railway station and two minor stations, Ollur railway station and Mulankunnathukavu railway station. Thrissur railway station also connects to the temple town of Guruvayur by Thrissur–Guruvayur section.

Contents

Layout

The station has four platforms and two entrances, one at the eastern side which is 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 stand side. It has three railway over bridges connecting first platform to the second, third and fourth platforms. The station operate passenger trains and goods trains.

Facilities

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

The station has 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 is situated in the eastern side with four counters in a separate building.

The station has an air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned waiting hall for first-class and sleeper class passengers. The round-the-clock air-conditioned waiting hall is maintained with the cooperation of the Kudumbasree Mission. The hall has facilities such as TV, toilet, library, and kids entertainment section are there.

The passengers can access free Wi-fi facility inside the station provided by Google and railwire [6] [7]

The station has 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 is available in the east and west entrance of the station. Pre-paid autorickshaw services are also made to the passengers.

The station also provides vegetarian and non-vegetarian food through the 1,830 sqft multi-cuisine food plaza. [8]

The station has three foot overbridges. One in the centre of the station and second and third in the south and north of the station.

There is a computer-controlled coach guidance system and a plasma screen for display of information to passengers. [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

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

Railway Police Station

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Thrissur Railway Map

Thrissur railway station has a railway police station with a Circle Inspector as the head and one Sub Inspectors. For the security of passengers, the Indian Railways have installed 21 high definition cameras which cover all the platforms and the ticket counters which is connected to the main system. There are two 42 inch LCD monitors which monitor all the visuals in the station. [14]

Future expansion plans

The Southern Railways is planning to quadruple the Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section by setting up a third and fourth line. The new line will cater to the International Container Transshipment Terminal, Kochi. [15] [16] It is also planning a suburban railway system connecting Thrissur to Kochi and Palakkad using MEMU (mainline electric multiple unit) services, with the first services are expected to begin in late 2010 or early 2011 for which works are underway. A pedestrian flyover platform connecting all the platforms to the nearby KSRTC bus station is being planned.

See also

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Punkunnam railway station

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Wadakkanchery railway station

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Kollam Junction railway station

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Kannur has a good road network connecting to Bangalore, Mangalore, Kodagu and Cochin. The railway station is also well connected to all parts of India. There is new International airport from Kannur opened on December 9, 2018, other nearest airports are at Calicut and Mangalore. Thalassery, Payyanur, Taliparamba and Iritty are the other transport hubs.

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