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Thrissur railway station

Thrissur
തൃശ്ശൂർ
Regional rail & Light rail station
Thrissur railway station2014.jpg
Thrissur Railway Station
Location Kokkalai, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Coordinates 10°30′54″N 76°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
Platforms 4
Tracks 6
Connections Taxi Stand, Cycle Stand and Auto Stand
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station code TCR
Fare zone Southern Railway zone
History
Opened 2 June 1902; 116 years ago (1902-06-02)
Electrified 25 kV AC 50 Hz
Previous names Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway
Traffic
Passengers (2017-18) 18,869 passengers per day[1]
Rank 6 (in Kerala)
4 (in Trivandrum division)
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Southern Railway zone
Route map
km
Up arrowto Nilambur Road
 Left arrow Kozhikode 
Shoranur Junction
 Palakkad Junction Right arrow 
1 Bharathapuzha Halt
Bharathappuzha
Up arrowPGT limits
Down arrowTVC limits
4 Vallathol Nagar
8 Mullurkara
17 Wadakkanchery
24 Mulankunnathukavu
UpperLeft arrowto Guruvayur
31 Punkunnam
33 Thrissur
40 Ollur
47 Pudukad
Karuvannur River
50 Nellayi
57 Irinjalakuda
63 Chalakudi
Chalakudy River
65 Divine Nagar
69 Koratty
74 Karukutty
78 Angamaly
84 Chovvara
Periyar (river)
88 Aluva
94 Kalamassery
98 Edappally
104 Ernakulam Town
LowerRight arrow to Kottayam
106 Ernakulam C Cabin
107 Ernakulam Junction
Down arrowto Alappuzha

Thrissur railway station (Code: TCR)[2][3] is a railway station in Kerala, India. Thrissur Railway Station is a major railway head in South India. It is one of the busiest railway stations in Kerala state because it is well connected and serviced by rail to all major cities in India. 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.[4] It has three satellite station, 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.

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 two railway over bridges connecting first platform to the second, third and fourth platforms.

Facilities

Passengers waiting for the train at the platform No 2 at the Thrissur Railway Station.
  • Tickets

The station has five counters for non reservation tickets in the east side, two ticket counters in 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.

  • Waiting halls

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 have facilities such as TV, toilet, library and kids entertainment section are there.

  • Google free Wi-Fi

The passengers can access free Wi-fi facility inside the station provided by Google and railwire[5][6]

  • Retiring rooms

The station has four retiring beds in air conditioned Double Bed category (Season price: 840, None-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).

  • Parking

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.

  • Food

The station also provides vegetarian and non vegetarian food through the 1,830 sqft multi-cuisine food plaza.[7]

  • Foot over bridges

The station has three foot over bridges. 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.[8][9][10][11][12]

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

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.[13]

Future expansion plans

The Southern Railways is planning to double 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.[14][15] It is also planning a suburban railway system connecting Thrissur to Kochi and Palakkad using Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit services (MEMUs), 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

References

  1. ^ "Annual originating passengers and earnings for the year 2017-18 - Thiruvananthapuram Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Kozhikode now A-1 station". Manoramaonline. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
  3. ^ "Categorization of stations in Thiruvananthapuram Division - Southern Railway" (PDF). Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  4. ^ "List of trains from Thrissur railway station, Page 8". Manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 2013-08-05.
  5. ^ "Wi-Fi facility at Thrissur railway station". The Hindu. 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  6. ^ "Free wifi at Thrissur railway station from Monday onwards". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  7. ^ "Passengers, you are on observation". manoramaonline. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
  8. ^ "Stone laid for new entrance to Thrissur railway station". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  9. ^ "Multi-cuisine food plazas in 5 rly. stations". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  10. ^ "Master plan for Thrissur railway station ready". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  11. ^ "Thrissur railway station to get facelift". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  12. ^ "Thrissur railway station to get second entrance". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  13. ^ "Video surveillance system at Central". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  14. ^ "DRM sets priorities for rail development". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  15. ^ "Top official hopeful of pending raiLway projects". Ttransreporter. Retrieved 2011-12-11.

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