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"

Tuesday 7 October 2014

It takes 40 minutes for a train to cover 3 km!

It takes less than 90 minutes for the Shoranur-Ernakulam passenger train to cover 104km. But it takes 40 minutes to cover the 3km stretch between Ernakulam town and junction stations! The train leaves Shoranur at 5.30am and reaches Ernakulam town station at 6.45am after traversing 104km. The next 3km journey to Ernakulam junction takes 40 minutes because it has to make way for other trains. The railway timetable that came into effect this September shows arrival time of the train at Ernakulam junction as 7.25am.
Passengers said that railway officials, who had assured them of taking up the issue, are ignoring the complaint.
“Regular passengers from Palakkad, Thrissur and Ernakulam districts depend on this train every day. We had sought help from MPs from these districts, but nothing has happened,“ said P Krishnakumar, general secretary , Thrissur railway passengers association.
(Shyam PV, Times of India dt 7-10-2014)

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