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Madurai Junction railway station

Madurai Junction
மதுரை சந்திப்பு
Indian Railway Station
The Main Entrance of the Station
Station statistics
Address West Veli Street, Madurai, Tamil Nadu,  India
Coordinates
Line(s) Madurai - Chennai Egmore
Madurai - Kanyakumari
Madurai - Bodinayakkanur
Madurai - Rameswaram
Connections Taxi Stand, Auto Rickshaw stand
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 8
Tracks 11
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Baggage check Available on alert days.
Other information
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code MDU
Zone(s) Southern Railway
Division(s) Madurai
Owned by Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways
Station status Functioning
Formerly Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 1,50,000/day
Services
110 Express trains/day
40 Passenger trains/day

Madurai Junction railway station(Tamil:மதுரை சந்திப்பு ரயில் நிலையம்) is an important Junction railway station in South India and the primary railway station serving the city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The station is the headquarters of the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railways and is an A1 graded train station by the Indian Railways for being one of the top 100 booking stations in the country. It is also known by its official code:MDU.

Facilities

The Madurai Junction is a state-of-art modern railway station the finest in the Southern Railway, only after Chennai Central. The growth in tourism has made this change possible thanks to the thousands of tourists who visit here every year. The proposed plan will have ramp booking counters, luggage trolleys & disabled-friendly structures.

  • Escalators
  • Chilled and purified drinking water.
  • Baggage Check-Area
  • Computerised Reservation Centers
  • 24-hrs operating ATM kiosks of State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank and Indian Bank
  • Indian Bank IRCTC e-ticket booking kiosk
  • Restaurants & Food Courts (Veg & Non-veg)
  • A/C Waiting Room (First Class Passengers)
  • Pay & Use A/C Waiting Hall with Bathroom and Toilet facilities.(For other class Passengers)
  • Multi-purpose Commercial Space
  • Fully access enabled Taxi & Auto Stand
  • Cloak room
  • Free of cost Battery car for Differently abled and Old people (Luggages will not be allowed)
  • Travel amenities selling shop.

Indian railways has proposed a new railway line between Madurai and Tuticorin via Aruppukottai in Madurai-Tuticorin industrial corridor area[1]

Railway Lines in Madurai Division

Line No. Towards Passing through Station Type / Track
1 Chennai Egmore Dindigul Junction, Trichirappalli Junction Broad, Electrified - (Double Track from Madurai to Dindigul and from Chengalpattu to Chennai Egmore)
2 Kanyakumari Virdhunagar Junction, Tirunelveli Junction Broad, Electrified - Single Track
3 Rameshwaram Manamadurai Junction, Ramanathapuram Broad, Single Track
4 Bodinayakannur Usilampatti, Andipatti,Theni Broad - Under Conversion
5 Tuticorin Aruppukottai Broad - Under Survey (submitted to railway board)
6 Karaikudi Melur, Thirupathur Broad - Under survey (Proposed)

Sub Urban Railway Stations in Madurai

Madurai Junction Name Board
Sl No. Station Name Station Code
1 Kudalnagar KON
2 Samayanallur SER
3 Thiruparankundram TDN
4 Thirumangalam TMQ
5 Madurai East MES
6 Silaimaan ILA
7 Vadapalanji VAJ
8 Sholavandan SDN
9 Keelakyuilkudi KKY
Pandiyan Exp halted in Madurai Junction

Trains originating from Madurai Junction

Madurai Junction View
Madurai Junction 2nd & 3rd platforms
Madurai Junction platforms
Loco Ware House in Madurai Junction
No. Train No: Origin Destination Train Name
1. 12638/12637 Madurai Chennai Egmore Pandian Express
2. 12636/12635 Madurai Chennai Egmore Vaigai Express
3. 22624/22623 Madurai Chennai Egmore Madurai/Chennai Super Fast Express Bi-Weekly
4. 22206/22205 Madurai Chennai Central Chennai Central-Madurai AC Duronto Express
5. 12651/12652 Madurai Hazrat Nizamudin Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express
6. 11044/11043 Madurai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus LTT-Madurai Kurla Express
7. 12687/12688 Madurai Dehradun/Chandigarh Madurai-Dehradun/Chandigarh Bi-Weekly Express
8. 17615/17616 Madurai Kacheguda Kacheguda Express
9. 56721/56722 Madurai Rameswaram Passenger
10. 56723/56724 Madurai Rameswaram Passenger
11. 56725/56726 Madurai Rameswaram Passenger
12. 56708/56707 Madurai Dindigul Passenger
13. 56710/56709 Madurai Palani Passenger
14. 56706/56705 Madurai Villupuram Passenger
15. 56731/56732 Madurai Sengottai Passenger
16. 56733/56734 Madurai Sengottai Passenger
17. 56735/56736 Madurai Sengottai Passenger
18. 56700/56701 Madurai Punalur Passenger

[2] [3]

Express Trains passing through Madurai Junction

Madurai Junction 6th Platform
Madurai Junction 8th Platform

[4]

Passenger Trains passing through Madurai Junction

[5]

New Trains to Madurai Junction

[6]

Koodal Nagar Railway Station

Koodal Nagar Railway station is mainly used for Madurai Junction's Goods handling purpose. It has Rail sideware house and CONCOR for goods handling. A separate goods train going to Tuglakabad (TKD) from Koodalnagar (KON).

Rail Side Warehouse

A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, etc. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial areas of cities. Currently Indian Railway maintains 17 Railside Ware House in various parts of India. Warehouses are designed for the loading and unloading of goods directly from railways, airports, or seaports. This Rail sideware houses are under controlled by Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd.[7]

Inland Container Depot

ICD-Koodal Nagar, located in Madurai was commissioned on March 3, 1999. Spread over an area of 7.66 acres, the terminal is opened for both EXIM and Domestic traffic by Road and Rail. ICD-Koodal Nagar is under controlled by Container Corporation of India Ltd.[8]

ICD-Koodal Nagar Specification

Paved Area Ware House Railsiding Equipment Rail Service
8500 Sq.Mt Export 270Sq.Mt Import 270Sq.Mt 30 Wagons Capacity One Sling Crane 40 Tons KON->TKD
[9]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/railway-budget-2011-full-text-of-mamatas-speech/144421-53.html
  2. ^ http://www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in/view_detail.jsp?lang=0&dcd=847&id=0,4,268
  3. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/
  4. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/
  5. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/
  6. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/railway-budget-201314-list-of-new-trains-introduced/375289-7.html
  7. ^ http://crwc.in/CRWC/facilities_ou/rwc_koodal
  8. ^ http://www.concorindia.com/terminal.aspx?tid=135&id=19
  9. ^ http://www.concorindia.com/terminal.aspx?tid=135&id=19

External links

  • Southern Railways - Official Website
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