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"

Friday 22 March 2013

Ekm-Thrissur Memu to chug off today

Thrissur: Bringing relief to thousands of short-distance commuters, the Mainline Electric Multiline Unit (MEMU) between Ernakulam and Thrissur will chug off from Saturday. The 66611 train, announced in the railway budget for 2012-2013, will be flagged off from the Ernakulam Junction at 2.30pm on Saturday and will reach Thrissur station at 4.50pm. 
    The eight car train will run on all days except Tuesdays and will have stops at 15 stations between Ernakulam Junction and Thrissur. The Memu train will start at 10.50am from Thrissur and will reach Ernakulam at 12.55pm. Union food minister K V Thomas and MPs P C Chacko and K P Dhanapalan will flag off the new Memu train,” said Thrissur railway station manager K R Jayakumar. 
    The fare for second class travelling from Thrissur to Chowara, Aluva, Kalamassery, Edapally, Ernakulam and Ernakulam Junction is Rs 15. Meanwhile, it is Rs 10 to Chalakudy, Devine Nagar, Koratty, Karukutty and Angamaly and for Ollur, Pudukad, Nellayi and Irinjalakuda the fare is Rs 5. The first Memu train in Kerala has been running on Shoranur-Palakkad-Coimbatore route.
(Times of India dt 23-3-2013)
(The Hindu dt 23-3-2013)
(Veekshanam dt 23-3-2013)
(Madhyamam dt 23-3-2013)
(Deshabhimani dt 23-3-2013)

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