Tirur railway station

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Tirur
Express train and Passenger train station
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General information
LocationR.S Road Tirur, Tirur, Malappuram, Kerala
India
Coordinates 10°55′05″N75°55′19″E / 10.918°N 75.922°E / 10.918; 75.922
Elevation9 metres (30 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway
Line(s) Shoranur–Mangalore section
Platforms3
Tracks4
Connections Bus stand, Taxicab stand, Auto rickshaw stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes, on both sides
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeTIR
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Palakkad
History
Opened1861;162 years ago (1861) [1]
ElectrifiedYes
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to Kannur
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Kozhikode BSicon BUS2.svg BSicon PARKING.svg
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Francis Road
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Mampuzha River
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Kallayi
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Panniyankara overpass
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Meenchanda overpass
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Chaliyar River
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10
Ferok BSicon PARKING.svg
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Karuvanthiruthy River
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15
Kadalundi
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20
Vallikkunnu
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Chettipadi Road
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Parappanangadi underpass
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25
Parappanangadi BSicon BUS2.svg BSicon PARKING.svg
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Poorapuzha River
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33
Tanur BSicon BUS2.svg BSicon PARKING.svg
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Devdar overpass
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Meenadathur overpass
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Tirur BSicon BUS2.svg BSicon PARKING.svg
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Tirunnavaya overpass
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Kuttippuram BSicon BUS2.svg BSicon PARKING.svg
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60
Perssannur
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66
Pallippuram
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70
Kodumunda
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75
Pattambi BSicon BUS2.svg BSicon PARKING.svg
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Karakad
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Nedungottur overpass
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Shoranur Junction BSicon BUS2.svg BSicon PARKING.svg
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Shoranur B-cabin
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Location
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Tirur (Kerala)

Tirur railway station(Code:TIR) is the oldest railway station in Kerala. It is a major railway station serving the town of Tirur in Malappuram district of Kerala. It lies in the Shoranur–Mangalore section of the Southern Railways. Almost all passenger, Superfast and express trains have a halt here. The station has three platforms and four tracks. Though no trains originate from this station, trains halting at the station connect the town to prominent cities in India such as Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kollam, Thrissur, Kannur, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, New Delhi, Mangalore, Pune, Jaipur, Jammu Tawi, Okha, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and so on. This is an "A" class railway station which earns more than 30 crore per annum. It has now been upgraded to a Model Railway Station (Adarsh). The first railway line in Kerala was commissioned on 12 March 1861 from Beypore to Tirur . [2] [3] The proposed high-speed rail has a stop in Tirur. [4] The new backside entrance and parking area are being set up on the eastern side of the station, opening to Tirur Market.

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History

The history of railways in Kerala traces back to Tirur. Tirur Railway station is the oldest station in the state. [5] The stations at Tanur, Parappanangadi, and Vallikkunnu also form parts of the oldest railway line in the state laid from Tirur to Beypore. [5] The line started functioning on March 12, 1861. [6] In the same year, it was extended from Tirur to Kuttippuram via Tirunavaya. [5] Later, it was further extended from Kuttippuram to Pattambi in 1862, and was again extended from Pattambi to Podanur in the same year. [5] The current Chennai-Mangalore railway line was later formed as an extension of the Beypore - Podanur line thus constructed. [5]

The historical Wagon tragedy of 1921 was happened in a wagon from Tirur to Podanur.

Incidents

Upcoming facilities

New platform and ticket counter, 4 lifts and expansion of foot overbridge . The work is almost over.

See also

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