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PGTN/Palakkad Town (Palghat) (3 PFs)
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Track: Single Diesel BG
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 4
Number of Terminating Trains: 4

Railway Station Rd, Near Municipal Bus Stand, Palakkad, Kerala

Elevation: 86 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Palakkad (Palghat)
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Jul 08 (2:58PM)   PGTN/Palakkad Town (Palghat) (3 PFs)        

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What is the latest update on the start of train services between Palakkad town and Pollachi. There was some dispute between the state and railways.
Any chance whether it would start before Onam?
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May 25 2015 (7:09PM)   16344/Amrita Express | PGTN/Palakkad Town (Palghat) (3 PFs)        
 

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Palakkad Town is in full swing getting prepared for its gauge conversion completion. Signals have been erected and are working now.. Amrita takes her usual position with the regular link..

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The line will be operational in August is what I heard.
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Revive all trains on Pollachi–Palakkad section after gauge conversion: Rail users.
Additional general manager of Southern Railway S K Sharma had recently told mediapersons in Madurai that gauge conversion work on the section would be completed on June 15 and trains services would begin without much delay. He said trains would be operated based on requirement and passenger patronage.
Trains operated on the section during MG days
1. Train Number 6782 Quilon - Coimbatore Passenger/Express
2. Train Number 776 Madurai - Coimbatore Fast Passenger
3. Train Number 768 Rameswaram - Palakkad Passenger
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4. Train Number 772 Pollachi - Coimbatore Passenger
5. Train Number 778 Madurai - Coimbatore Fast Passenger
6. Train Number 6716 Rameswaram - Coimbatore Passenger/Express
7. Train Number 764 Rameswaram - Palakkad Passenger
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Expecting these trains to be introduced soon after the opening of POY-PGTN line.
1) Mangalore - Madurai Express (ONT) - Via. SRR, PGT, PGTN, POY, PLNI, DG
2) Ernakulam - Rameswaram Express (ONT) - Via. SRR, PGT, PGTN, POY, PLNI, DG, MDU
3) Day time express between Kannur and Tirunelveli - Via. SRR, PGT, PGTN, POY, PLNI, DG, MDU

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Mangalore-Madurai can start from Rameswaram which would connect major pilgrim places like Mookambikai,Palani,Madurai and Rameswaram.
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Rlys Plans Southern Pilgrim Circuit.
1. As quoted by Additional Divisional Railway Manager,most of the works in the Palakkad-Pollachi stretch is over and the Commissioner of Railway Safety SK Mittal will carry out inspection by the middle of June. Hopefully, we will be able to commission the line by the month end.
2. The Kollur Mookambika temple in Karnataka, Guruvayur temple in Kerala and Murugan temple in Palani, Meenakshi temple in Madurai and Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu are the major pilgrim centres that would be interconnected once the line is commissioned
3. Railways would develop this route as a pilgrim circuit and introduce more services. The prime consideration would be re-establish the services that were stopped to facilitate gauge conversion and introduce more trains in a
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Along with these temples, Dharmasthala and Subrahmanya are also visited by lot of people. There should be a link from Subrahmanya Road stn (SBHR) to Thiruchendur -- connects Kukke Subrahmanya, Palani, Thiruparankundram and Pazhamudhircholai (both in Madurai) and Thiruchendur.

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(if start from SBHR SBHR, then will bypass MAQ)
Train may start from MAQ, and 99.99% it will not start from SBHR. For Guruvayur they will give stop for Kuttipuram unless there is a direct train to GUV. (if start from SBHR, then will bypass MAQ)
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CRS to Inspect Palakkad-Pollachi Rail Line Soon
Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) S K Mittal will be inspecting the Palakkad-Pollachi railway line in the middle of June, according to Railway officials.
Additional Divisional Railway Manager Mohan A Menon said that a final date for the inspection was yet to be communicated to the Palakkad division.
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Good news. Eagerly waiting to see the trains in Palakkad - Pollachi section after CRS.
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Palakkad-Pollachi line gauge conversion over.The much-awaited gauge conversion between Palakkad and Pollachi to enhance rail connectivity between north Kerala and pilgrim centres such as Rameswaram, Erwadi, Madurai, and Palani in Southern Tamil Nadu is finally turning into a reality with the Railways preparing to conduct a trial run in three weeks’ time.
Railway officials said almost all work on the gauge conversion was over and just finishing touches were remaining. Of the 54-km stretch, 22 km are in Tamil Nadu. The rest of the stretch is in Kerala spreading between Meenkara dam and Palakkad Town railway station. Work on all the five stations, including Palakkad town station, and locoshed at Vadakannikapuram, has been completed. “It was a long-drawn public agitation that prompted the Railways to complete the works at least now. The inordinate delay has caused a
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huge drain on the Railways’ coffers apart from causing severe hardship to passengers,’’ said M.B. Rajesh, MP.
The metre-gauge line between Pollachi and Palakkad was closed down in 2008 with an assurance that it would be reopened in 16 months as a broad gauge.

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Any updates on the Pollachi - Palakkad town gauge conversion, please ? Any possible dates for speed trials ?

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Earlier heard trials will be on May 26, 2015.
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Amrita express will be extended to Pollachi and Madurai Mangalore express to be new train after the gauge conversion commission.

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With the start in services. finally after a long time stations like pudunagram, kollengode etc will finally see some action.
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Palakkad-Pollachi broad gauge rail route to open for service soon. (Article in The Hindu:13 March,2015)
As per the plan of Railways, the trains will chug along the route by April after the completion of the long-pending gauge conversion work.
The new broad gauge line will improve rail connectivity between north Kerala and the pilgrim centres in southern Tamil Nadu such as Rameswaram, Erwadi, Madurai, and Palani, but road users in Palakkad town will likely be affected.
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Palakkad-Palani rail route by March 31.
The much-delayed gauge conversion work between Palakkad and Pollachi railway stations have reached its final phase and will be completed by March 31.Once completed, the rail route will enhance connectivity between north Kerala and pilgrim centres of southern Tamil Nadu such as Rameswaram, Erwadi, Madurai, and Palani.
Talking to The Hindu , M.B. Rajesh, MP, who assessed the progress of the work accompanied by senior railway officials, said most of the work had already been over.Almost all work has been completed in areas like Muthalamada, Kollangode, Puthunagaram, and Kinassery areas,’’ said Mr Rajesh.
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be completed by March.
Railway gates at Robinson Road in Palakkad Town and at Yakkara would be installed very soon.
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Pollachi Palghat GC Updates - From MB Rajesh MP official FB page,
-GC works will finish in March itself.
-700m track linking work is pending apart from packing works
-Trains will start playing before monsoon.
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