Tiruppur railway station

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Regional rail, Light rail and Commuter rail station
General information
LocationRailway Station Road, Tiruppur, Tiruppur district, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 11°06′31″N77°20′23″E / 11.1086°N 77.3397°E / 11.1086; 77.3397
Elevation305 metres (1,001 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway zone
Line(s) Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
Connections Auto rickshaw stand, Taxi stand
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Other information
Station codeTUP
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Salem
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Tiruppur railway station is a railway station serving the city of Tiruppur, or the textile city of India.The station under the jurisdiction of the Salem railway division. And it is a major railway station of the Southern Railway zone, one of the 17 Railway Zones of the Indian Railways. It is also known by its official code:TUP.


Location and layout

The Tiruppur railway station is located at the heart of the Tiruppur city, at close proximity to the Old Bus Station of the city. The new bus stand located at PN road at the Northern part of the city [1] is a 10–15 minutes drive from the station.

The train station falls on the Chennai–Palakkad broad-gauge line (laid in 1983) which is fully electrified and has two tracks. Almost every daily Express train or long-distance trains has a halt in the station except for a select few such as the Trivandrum Mail and the Bangalore Kochuveli Express.

Despite Tiruppur being one of the top revenue generating stations in the Salem Division, the railway station has only 2 platforms and no starting trains from the city exist. About 30,000 passengers travel to Tiruppur per day despite not being a railway junction. As a result, Tirupur railway station is always over-crowded. [2] Also most of the trains stops for only 2 mins which makes the cargo handling not at all possible. [3]

The nearest airport to the station is the Coimbatore International Airport situated 35 km west of the city. The nearby stations are the suburbs of Kulipalayam towards the East and Vanjipalayam towards the West.

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