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|Regional rail & Light rail station|
Thrissur Railway Station
|Location||Kokkalai, Thrissur, Kerala, India|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Line(s)||Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section
Guruvayur–Thrissur spur line
|Connections||Taxi Stand, Cycle Stand and Auto Stand|
|Structure type||Standard on-ground station|
|Fare zone||Southern Railway zone|
|Opened||2 June 1902|
|Electrified||25 kV AC 50 Hz|
|Previous names||Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway|
|Passengers (2014-15)||19,104 passengers per day|
|Rank||6 (in Kerala)
4 (in Trivandrum division)
Thrissur railway station (Code: TCR) is the largest railway station in terms of revenue in Kerala, India. Thrissur Railway Station is an major railway head in South India. It is the busiest railway station in Kerala state because of its 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. 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.
|Railways in Kerala cities|
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The station also provides vegetarian and non vegetarian food through the 1,830 sqft multi-cuisine food plaza.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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