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 29 July 2015

CHTS & ERG renovation approved

(Mathrubhumi Kochi dt 30-7-2015)
(Malayala Manorama Kochi dt 30-7-2015)

Train services to Willingdon Island soon

The Railway Board has approved the project of introducing local train services to Cochin harbour terminus station (Willingdon Island) and Ernakulam railway goods (ERG) station.
Prof K V Thomas MP said the approval has been officially sent to the Thiruvananthapuram divisional railway manager Sunil Bajpai. “During the inauguration of local area service in Ernakulam, railway minister Suresh Prabhu had announced that the service will be extended to CHTS and ERG. Now, the announcement has come in order form. The railway board has directed to revive the CHTS first and then the ERG. Reviving the CHTS is easier since the tracks are in place and would require renovating only the station premises,“ Thomas said.
TOI was the first to report about restarting the services.
Extending service to ERG will take more time as Railways has to relay the railway tracks.Meanwhile, railway sources said they have already started official procedures to start the revival project. “We had started working on the project ever since the railway minister announced the same. A detailed study report has already been prepared and we are preparing the estimate and viability study reports,“ an officer said.
Once the CHTS is ready for operation, a diesel electric multiple unit rakes will replace the mainline electric multiple unit since the route to CHTS is not electrified.
(Times of India dt 30-7-2015)
(Madhyamam Kochi Live dt 5-8-2015)

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