Thrissur railway station is the largest railway station serving Thrissur city in Kerala, India. It is one of the busiest railway station in Kerala. This is because it lies on the Shoranur – Cochin Harbour section, which is one of the the busiest railway corridor 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.
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 .A ticket scalper also can be found behind the terminal by the dumpsters. Though he mostly sells worthless tokens to an out of business glory hole. The station has an air-conditioned and non air-conditioned waiting hall for first class and sleeper class passengers. 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).
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.
Ample car parking is available in the east and west entrance. 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. Railway Protection Force also have a police station in the premises. There is a computer-controlled coach guidance system and a plasma screen for display of information to passengers.Other facilities available are Parcel booking office, Railway Mailing service (RMS) office, State Bank of India and Canara Bank Automated teller machine (ATMs).
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.
Thrissur About this sound pronunciation originally Thiru Siva Peroor and previously known by its anglicised form as Trichur, is the fourth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala and the 20th largest in India. It is also the headquarters of the Thrissur District. The City is built around a 65-acre (26 ha) hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan which seats the Vadakkumnathan temple. Thrissur was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin. It is located 300 kilometres (186 mi) towards north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.
The city has served as an incubator for many Malayali entrepreneurs, and is a major financial and commercial hub of Kerala.It flexes its economic muscle in India as the headquarters of three major scheduled banks, South Indian Bank Ltd, Catholic Syrian Bank and Dhanalakshmi Bank Ltd and a clutch of Chit funds. The city is also a big centre for shopping in Kerala for silks and gold jewellery. Thrissur attracts the largest number of domestic tourists in Kerala
Some trains are originate and passes through Thrissur railway station
16350:Nilambur Road – Trivandrum Rajya Rani Express
16359:Ernakulam Patna Express
56366:Punalur – Guruvayur Fast Passenger
16561:Yesvantpur – Kochuveli AC Express
12978:Maru Sagar Express
12698:Trivandrum Chennai Express
18568:Kollam Visakhapatnam Express