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Salem Junction railway station

Salem Junction
Regional rail, Light rail and Commuter rail station
Location Junction Main road, Suramanagalam, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates 11°40′17.05″N 78°6′47.6″E / 11.6714028°N 78.113222°E / 11.6714028; 78.113222
Elevation 288 metres (945 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
Salem–Karur line
Salem-Vriddhachalam
Salem-Bangalore
Salem-Omalur-Mettur Dam
Platforms 6
Tracks 8
Connections Goods terminal, Taxi Stand, Satellite Town Bus Terminal
Construction
Structure type on ground station
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Other information
Station code SA
Fare zone Southern Railway zone
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers 50,000 per day on average




Salem Junction railway station (station code: SA) is a junction railway station situated in the city of Salem in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Administration

The station is the headquarters of the Salem railway division of the Southern Railway Zone in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the major transit point in Southern India.

History

The station came into existence as part of the Chennai (then Madras)-Beypore(present day Kerala) rail line in 1860s. The station gained it's junction status when the metre gauge line was laid to Vridachalam, providng a connection to the South Indian railway network. After independence, the abandoned narrow gauge line of Dharmapuri-Morappur was re-built and alignment changed to terminate the line at Salem junction instead of Morappur. It was upgraded to metre gauge simultaneously. In 1990s, this railway line was converted to broad gauge. In the 2000s, the Vriddachalam line was also converted to broad gauge, making the station a complete broad gauge station. The long-pending new broad gauge railway line to Karur, started in late 1990s ,was commissioned in 2013. This paved way for a shorter, more direct route to southern districts of Tamilnadu from Salem.

Connectivity

Salem Junction Has 24-hours Continuous (Bus No:13) Bus Service to Town Bus Station (Old Bus Stand) and Central Bus Stand(New Bus Stand). The nearest airport is Salem Airport which is 18 km (11 mi) away from the station. There Is availability Of taxi service From Railway Station to your Destination With 24Hrs There Are an Originating Passenger Trains In All Junction Lines This Is Also May Be The Xfers Station Of Southern Parts

Infrastructure

It is upgraded A–grade station. The station has subway for every platform and platform bridges with escalators. The station has 6 platforms and 8 tracks, Salem.[1]

Lines

There are 6 lines branching out from the station

Platforms & Routes

Clean Railway Platform at Salem Junction
Platforms Towards Via
1 Erode Junction railway station Sankari
2 Terminating Passenger Trains -------------
3 Bangalore&Vriddhachalam Junction Dharmapuri, Attur
4 Jolarpettai Junction railway station Morappur
5 Long Distance Train -------------
1A Chennai Egmore railway station Vriddhachalam Junction

Facilities

The AC Waiting Hall At 1st, 3rd, and 4th Platform With Toilet facilities are Cost Of Rs:20/hr.[9] The Second Entrance With Ticket Counter At Old Suramangalam Road Is Planning To Construct With Subway & Footover. The Platform:No:1,3 & 4 Is Operated With Lifts & Escalators For 24hrs.[10]

It Has IRCTC Railway Canteen Platform No:3&4. Anandha Bhavan, Ashok Bhavan are some of the famous Restaurant near Salem Junction railway station and Hotel Ashwa Park, Raddison, Sivaraj Holiday Inn, CJ Plazzio are the Star hotels near Salem Junction railway station.

The Salem Railway Division introduced battery operated car service on payment basis at the Salem Railway Junction it is available on platform numbers 3 and 4. The service is meant mainly for senior citizens, differently abled people, and ailing persons.[11]

On 26 December 2017, Salem Junction gets free Wi-Fi connectivity. The facility is being provided by RailTel, a public sector telecom infrastructure provider.[12]

External Links

References

  1. ^ "Salem among top 10 cleanest railway stations". The Hindu. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Salem-Jolarpet railway track renewal work completed in 4 days". Business Line. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Diversion of four trains resented". The Hindu. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Salem – Vridhachalam train service". The Hindu. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "drmsalem inspects electrification works on salem-vridhachalam". 28 November 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "Salem Railway Division gets several projects". The Hindu. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Karur-Namakkal-Salem line opens new connectivity options". The Hindu. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Southern Railways: Salem-Karur line to be electrified". The Hindu. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Pay and use waiting hall in Salem junction". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Salem Junction gets new amenities". The Hindu. 20 August 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Salem Junction gets battery operated car". The Hindu. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "From today Salem junction get free wifi Services" (in Tamil). Dinakaran. 26 December 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2018.