Thrissur Railway Passengers' Association, TRPA is the confluence of all the stake holders who are interested in the development of Railway facilities in and around Thrissur. Naturally, all the people who avail Railway facilities from Thrissur and other neighbouring stations are automatically the members of this association. Due to the historic reasons, commuters from Thrissur towards Ernakulam, Kozhikode and Palakkad sides form the active group. TRPA always stands for meeting the public demands and this process is well supported by Railway Men, Political Leaders and the Media in Thrissur. The tireless efforts by TRPA in achieving the long standing basic requirements of Thrissur are well recognised and appreciated by one and all. TRPA is committed to continue its service to the society at large, cutting across all divisions. "Our prime focus is on the sustainable improvement of rail service in the country to world class levels with special emphasis on Thrissur"

Thursday 17 January 2013

Tri-weekly Kochuveli-B’lore train to run daily from March

Thiruvananthapuram: The tri-weekly Kochuveli-Bangalore Express will be made a daily service in March. Railway sources confirmed that an order would be issued in this regard and the service included in the railway time table soon. However, there could be change in its timings. “We had sought a status quo on timings or make it a 12-hour journey from Kochuveli at 8 pm but they could be delayed by a couple of hours owing to the heavy rush at Bangalore Central in the morning hours and the high traffic on the route,” said atop official from the Thiruvananthapuram division. The train leaves Kochuveli at 4.05 pm on Sundays, Mondays and Fridays now and reaches Bangalore at 8.35 am the next day. There are apprehensions that it will be allowed to enter the Bangalore Central station only after 10.30 am. “The Bangalore division authorities are unwilling to advance the timing. Only a political intervention can ensure a 12-hour journey reaching Bangalore before 8 am,” said the officer. Railway authorities had completed all formalities for the daily service announced in budget last year but they decided to continue the tri-weekly service following protests by passengers. Rail users associations, meanwhile, warned of protests if the train timings were revised in a way that it enters Bangalore only after 10 am. “There will be no benefit to passengers if the train reaches Bangalore after 10 am. Such timings will force the passengers to depend on private interstate bus operators,” Thrissur railway passengers association P Krishnakumar said. (Times of India dt 18-1-2013)

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