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TPTN/Tiruchchirappalli Town (2 PFs)
திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி டவுன்     तिरुच्चिराप्पल्लि टाउन

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 11
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Devathanam, Tiruchirapalli
State: Tamil Nadu
Elevation: 73 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern
Division: Tiruchchirappalli
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Mar 26 2015 (10:46)  New DEMU train operated in Tiruchi-Karaikal section (www.railnews.co.in)
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News Entry# 218129   Blog Entry# 1407795     
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Mar 26 2015 (10:46AM)
Station Tag: Tiruchirappalli Town/TPTN added by Alexander/1228376

Mar 26 2015 (10:46AM)
Station Tag: Karaikal/KIK added by Alexander/1228376

Mar 26 2015 (10:46AM)
Station Tag: Vriddhachalam Junction/VRI added by Alexander/1228376

Mar 26 2015 (10:46AM)
Station Tag: Cuddalore City Junction/COT added by Alexander/1228376

Posted by: Katni Grade Separator~  61 news posts
Tiruchirappalli (TPJ): One of the new Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) rakes with toilets and other features provided to the Tiruchi Railway Division recently was put into regular operation on Wednesday.
The swanky DEMU with aeronautically designed power cars was put into service in the Tiruchi-Karaikal broad gauge section.
Manufactured by Bharat Earth Movers Limited, Bangalore, the new rake was subjected to trials before being used for regular operations.
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DEMU with six trailing cars and two power cars is equipped with toilets in each trailing car – a facility that is absent in conventional DEMU coaches.
The Tiruchi-Karaikal section was chosen for operation of the new DEMU train as there was good patronage in the route, railway officials said.
The new rake was flagged off by Divisional Railway Manager A.K.Agarwal at Tiruchi Junction on Wednesday evening.
The DEMU rakes are spacious with extra provision for standing in each one of the trailing car. The vestibule coaches with sliding doors have fibre reinforced plastic in the interiors.
The second new DEMU rake would be put into operation in a few days with the divisional railway authorities planning to operate it in the Tiruchi-Cuddalore-Vriddhachalam section.
The officials said Tiruchi Division would soon be getting two more new DEMU rakes in the near future. The first DEMU rake with toilets was put into use in Tiruchi railway division in 2012.

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Mar 01 2015 (09:17)  Town Station has facilities befitting a village (www.thehindu.com)
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Mar 01 2015 (9:17AM)
Station Tag: Tiruchirappalli Town/TPTN added by rdb**/69261

Posted by: rdb*^  130081 news posts
There are no lights and steps at this railway station
Although it is popular among the members of the public and train commuters as “Town Station”, it is no better than a typical rural station. Lack of amenities has been hampering the Tiruchi Town Railway Station. And this situation has not improved for the past several decades.
Only one express train — the Rockfort Express stops here to benefit passengers, while the others the passenger services operated between Tiruchi and Cuddalore and Virudhachalam and Tiruchi.
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lighting has been a major problem at the station. Although a high-mast lamp had been set up in front of the railway station, it is not functioning. Local residents say a couple of focus lights were installed as a temporary measure at the left of the station’s entrance. “Although the high-mast lamp provided some relief later, it proved to be short lived,” says I. Stephen, an autorickshaw driver, near the station. S. Manikandan, another resident, says more trains should halt at this station for the benefit of wholesale traders and merchants of the Gandhi Market area in the vicinity. It will also benefit the entire East Boulevard Road area.
Mr. Manikandan and M. Sekaran, president of Federation of Consumer and Service Organisations, say the railways had been discriminating against the residents in and around Town Station area as compared to the commuters of Srirangam. “Although all major trains stop at Srirangam, they skip Town Station,” they say.
Mr. Sekaran says the Town Station does not have steps to cross the platforms and the passengers have to walk on the track. Even for the Rockfort Express, the length of the platform was short.
R. Muthu, who lives in the area, says the station acts as a link between the residents of Mela Devadhanam and Keezha Devadhanam areas.
Sources said the station catered to the needs of parcel services. A large number of lemon growers of Ariyalur and cashew cultivators of Jayamkondam send the goods by the passenger train. Moreover, Town Station is used more as a crossing station than as commuter service. “Once the track is doubled, the station will be closed,” sources added.
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