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Madurai Junction railway station

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Madurai Junction is a railway station in South India and the primary railway station serving the city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu.[2] 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.The second Tejas Express of the country was flagged of by the Prime Minister on 1 March 2019 between Madurai Junction and Chennai Egmore which covers the distance in just 6 hrs 30 mins.It falls under the southern railway zone.[citation needed]. [3].

Madurai Junction
Indian Railway Station
Madurai Rly Station.jpg
The Main Entrance of the Station
LocationWest Veli Street, Madurai, Tamil Nadu,  India
Coordinates9°55′12″N 78°6′37″E / 9.92000°N 78.11028°E / 9.92000; 78.11028Coordinates: 9°55′12″N 78°6′37″E / 9.92000°N 78.11028°E / 9.92000; 78.11028
Owned bySouthern Railway zone of the Indian Railways
Line(s)Madurai - Chennai Egmore
Madurai - Kanyakumari
Madurai - Bodinayakkanur
Madurai - Rameswaram
Madurai Junction-Thothukudi (under survey)
Madurai-Melur-Tirupattur-Karaikudi Section (under survey
Platforms6
Tracks9
ConnectionsTaxi stand, auto rickshaw stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMDU
Zone(s) Southern Railway
Division(s) Madurai
History
Opened1859; 160 years ago (1859)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesMadras and Southern Mahratta Railway
Traffic
Passengers (2018)60,000/day[1]
Location
Madurai is located in Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Madurai
Location within Tamil Nadu
An aerial view of the station
Western entry to the station

Contents

Railway linesEdit

Line No. Towards
1 Dindigul Junction (north)
2 Virudhunagar Junction (south)
3 Bodinayakkanur (west)
4 Manamadurai Junction (south-east)

New rail line proposalEdit

Madurai-Melur-Tirupattur-Karaikudi New BG Line: As sanctioned by Railway Board in the year 2007-08, Survey was taken & the report has been submitted to Railway Board on 29 July 2008. Then updating survey was sanctioned in the year 2013-14 and the survey report was submitted to Railway board on 27 November 2014. Railway Board has shelved the proposal at present.[when?] Decision of Railway Board is awaited.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adding colour to train journeys".
  2. ^ "Madurai Division System Map" (PDF). Southern Railway. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Adding colour to train journeys".

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