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|Regional rail, Light rail and Commuter rail station|
|Location||Junction Main road, Suramanagalam, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Elevation||288 metres (945 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Connections||Goods terminal, Taxi Stand, Satellite Town Bus Terminal|
|Structure type||on ground station|
|Fare zone||Southern Railway zone|
|Passengers||50,000 per day on average|
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.
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
There are 6 lines branching out from the station
|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|
The AC Waiting Hall At 1st, 3rd, and 4th Platform With Toilet facilities are Cost Of Rs:20/hr. 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.
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.
On 26 December 2017, Salem Junction gets free Wi-Fi connectivity. The facility is being provided by RailTel, a public sector telecom infrastructure provider.