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"

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Bansal allots four new trains to state

Railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday allotted four new trains for the state, including two express trains, during his reply to the two-day debate on the railway budget. 
These include a New Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram weekly express, a Bangalore-Palakkad-Mangalore bi-weekly express, an Ernakulam-Kollam Memu service via Kottayam and an Ernakulam-Kollam Memu service via Alappuzha, 
The minister also announced the extension of the Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode Jan Shadabdi Express till Kannur and the Kozhikode-Shoranur passenger till Thrissur. Besides, the Kochuveli-Lokmanya Tilak weekly express will run twice a week. 
Bansal included Vadakancherry, Thrissur and Guruvayur stations among Adarsh stations. The budget, presented last month, had included four stations — Chingavanam, Kollam, Kozhikode and Tripunithura — in the list. 
The minister announced that the Palakkad coach factory would be completed in a time-bound manner. The much-awaited Sabari line also found mention in his speech when he said the project would be made a reality. He also announced that six stations in the state will be modernised. 
However, the minister has not accepted any major demand put forward by a delegation of ministers and officials to Delhi last 
week. They included formation of a peninsular zone, commencement of work for the Alappuzha wagon factory, improving Memu services, doubling of tracks and upgrading Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode stations to international standards. 
“There was no mention of rail doubling. There is no point in introducing new trains unless the tracks are doubled. The Railways is unable to operate the express, passenger and Memu service trains announced in earlier budgets as the track occupancy is higher than the capacity,” MP A Sampath said. 


New Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram weekly express Bangalore-Palakkad-Mangalore bi-weekly express Ernakulam-Kollam MEMU via Kottayam Ernakulam-Kollam MEMU via Alappuzha Extension of Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode Jan Shadabdi Express till Kannur Extension of Kozhikode-Shoranur passenger till Thrissur Convertion of Kochuveli–Lokmanya Tilak weekly express to bi-weekly Vadakanchery, Thrissur and Guruvayur stations to be included in the list of Adarsh stations.
(Times of India dt 14-3-2013)

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