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"

Monday 18 November 2013


Shoranur-Koz rail electrification to be completed by February 2014

Kozhikode: The ongoing electrification works on the Shoranur- Kozhikode stretch will be completed by February 2014, Southern Railway general manager Rakesh Misra has said. 
    The electrification works on the stretch, part of the Rs 375-crore Shoranur-Mangalore electric line project, have been completed up to Parappanangadi. 
    Officials said they would be able to increase the number of coaches in 
trains and operate trains at higher speeds with the completion of the works. Also, the mainline electric multiple units (Memu) services announced on the Kozhikode- Coimbatore and Kozhikode-Ernakulam routes can be started. 
    The electrification work in the Kozhikode- Mangalore stretch, which started off in April 2011, is expected to be completed by March 2015. 
    The general manager was here on an inspection tour of track, stations and 
rail infrastructure on the Kozhikode-Shoranur route to assess the general upkeep of stations, tracks and passenger amenities. 
    Misra said the delay in land acquisition had affected track doubling and other rail development activities in parts of the state. The Rs 300-crore master plan prepared by government consultancy Kitco to upgrade Kozhikode railway station in public-private participation (PPP) mode had been submitted to the Railway Board for approval. He, however, said the response from private firms to part
ner in the Kanjikode rail coach factory had been lukewarm. 
    The inspection tour, on board a special train, covered six other stations, including Farook, Kadalundi, Tanur, Tirur, Pattambi and Shoranur. The flagging off of the new Kozhikode-Thrissur passenger train during the tour has been postponed. 
    Palakkad divisional railway manager Piyush Agarwal and heads of railway departments were present.
(Times of India dt 19-11-2013)

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