Tiruttangal railway station

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Tiruttangal
திருத்தங்கல்
Regional rail & Light rail station
LocationThiruthangal, Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu
India
Coordinates9°28′39″N 77°48′40″E / 9.4774°N 77.8110°E / 9.4774; 77.8110Coordinates: 9°28′39″N 77°48′40″E / 9.4774°N 77.8110°E / 9.4774; 77.8110
Elevation90 metres (300 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Virudunagar–Sengottai line
Platforms1
Tracks1
ConnectionsTaxicab stand, Auto rickshaw stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeTTL
Zone(s) Southern Railway Zone
Division(s) Madurai
History
Opened1932; 86 years ago (1932)
Traffic
Passengers (2013)1300–1500 per day
Route map
km
Up arrowto Madurai Junction
Right arrowto Manamadurai Junction
0 Virudhunagar Junction
LowerRight arrowto Tirunelveli Junction
13 Sankaralingapuram
22 Tiruttangal
24 Sivakasi
41 Srivilliputtur
53 Rajapalayam
64 Cholapuram
85 Sankarankovil
97 Pamba Kovil Shandy
106 Kadayanallur
UpperRight arrowto Tirunelveli Junction
122 Tenkasi Junction
130 Sengottai
Down arrowto Kollam Junction

Tiruttangal railway station is a railway station in the town of Thiruthangal, Virudhunagar district in Tamil Nadu.

Background[edit]

The station was established during 1932. The station survived a closure during 1984 with strong protests from the residents of Thiruthangal, when the Southern Railway zone initiated such an action.[1]

Jurisdiction[edit]

It is belongs to the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone of Virudhunagar district in Tamil Nadu.[2] The station code is TTL.[3]

Line[edit]

The station falls on the line between Virudhunagar Junction and Tenkasi Junction[4][5]

Facilities[edit]

The station saw major facelift in its facilities for passengers, when R. Chandramogan, a native and resident of thiruthangal donated 30 lakh (US$42,000) for raising the level of platform after the gauge conversion, which wasn't done the respective authorities citing fund crunch. Also reverse osmosis purified water, parcel room, coach indicators and Wheelchair ramp for physically challenged were established.[1]

Notable places nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thiruthangal railway station gets facelift". The Hindu. Thiruthangal. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  2. ^ S. Chidambaram (2 December 2013). "Low platforms, roofless shelters irk passengers". The Hindu. Sivakasi. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  3. ^ "System Map" (PDF). Southern Railway zone. Indian Railways. p. 1. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Paucity of staff at Srivilliputtur station". The Hindu. Srivilliputhur. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  5. ^ S. Chidambaram (26 September 2013). "Trail of woes for rail passengers". The Hindu. Virudhunagar. Retrieved 14 July 2016.

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