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 4 December 2014

New signal system at Chovvara to save time

Here's good news for railway commuters on the Ernakulam-Shoranur stretch. According to railway authorities, the intermediate block signalling (IBS) system near Chovvara railway station will be commissioned soon.
Once IBS is commissioned, train running time on the stretch could be reduced by at least 15 minutes.
IBS is a system by which the section between two adjoining stations is split into two by pro viding an additional signal halfway through, which can be remotely controlled from the first station.
“IBS will be introduced between Angamaly and Aluva railway stations. At present, only when a train leaves Aluva station towards the Thiruvananthapuram direction, does the next train get the green signal to leave Angamaly. This is one of the longest sections on the Shoranur-Ernakulam stretch. Once the section is split by providing a remote-controlled additional signal near Chovvara, the second train can travel till Chovvara instead of halting for at least 10 minutes at Angamaly,“ said a senior officer from Thiruvananthapuram railway division.
Authorities have completed the work and the signal will be commissioned after officers from the signal workshop at Podanur, stimulate it.“At present, at least 18 minutes is lost when trains are halted at Angamaly and Aluva stations for green signal. Stimulation is a three hour intensive work and we are hopeful of commissioning the signal this month,“ the officer added.
(P.V.Shyam, Times of India dt 5-12-2014)
(Madhyamam Kochi dt 22-1-2015)

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