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Salem Junction

The Salem Railway Station is located in Salem and marks a significant transit point in South India. This junction railway station is also the headquarters for the Salem railway division within Southern Railway Zone in Tamil Nadu. The railway station in Salem is also renowned for being among the top hundred revenue stations in India.

Salem Junction

The code for Salem railway station is SA.

The railway station in Salem has five railway routes which merge at Salem junction earning its name for being a great transit point in the state of Tamil Nadu. There are many trains which pass through this junction. There are direct trains which go from here as well to multiple destinations.

Salem Junction

The Salem division of the Southern railway has five primary depots; Coimbatore, Mettupalayam, Erode, Coonoor and Salem.  The Salem depot is responsible with terminating passenger trains from Vridhachalam, Chennai Egmore, Metturdam and Yesvantpur.  Along with the other railway routes, there is also a freight line from Salem to the Steel plant.

Facilities at Salem Railway Station:

There are a number of facilities which the Salem railway station for all passengers to ensure their smooth Salem travel. Some of them are:

  • Trains from SalemReservation counters are placed in the first floor of the entrance building.
  • There are unreserved ticket counters from where passengers can take unreserved tickets in a efficient and seamless manner.
  • Facilities for car parking and two wheeler parking can be found at Salem railway station
  • There are also satellite bus stations available which would take passengers both to places within the city and its North West suburbs.
  • There is an auto stand which plies passengers within the city of Salem
  • ATM (Automatic teller machines) counters in station to cater to the needs of passengers and railway employees. It can be used both for withdrawing cash but also to transfer funds.
  • Vegetarian and non-vegetarian restaurants for all Salem travellers
  • Book stall to make use of your free time
  • AC and non-AC waiting rooms to give a comfortable time for passengers waiting at the Salem railway station
  • Railway lodges or guesthouses which decently accommodate every budget traveller.
  • Rest rooms or retiring rooms and dormitories for passengers up to two days
  • Tea stalls
  • Support for physically challenged passengers

Other amenities proposed for Salem Railway Station:

  1. The railway station in Salem will have a subway which would connect the Platform no.3, 4 as well as the foot over bridge with Platform no.4 and 5.

  2. The Chennai to Coimbatore train via Salem Junction is undergoing improvement to two lane railway lines so that there can be faster transport on this route.

  3. The Salem Railway Station is also set to modernize its office.

  4. Consideration is being made towards construction of rail yard so that more originating trains can operate from Salem junction.

Trains from Salem Railway Station

  • Coimbatore-Salem MEMU
  • Chennai - Salem Express
  • Yeswanthpur-Salem Fast Passenger
  • Salem-Katpadi MEMU
  • Salem-Vridhachalam Passenger
  • Salem - Karur Passenger
  • Salem Mettur Dam Passenger

Trains which pass through Salem

  • Nilgiri Express (has connection with Nilgiri Mountain Railway travelling to Ooty)
  • Ahilyanagari Express
  • Kovai Express
  • Kerala Express
  • Mysore-Mayiladuthurai Express
  • Intercity Express
  • Chennai-Allepey Express
  • Mysore-Tuticorin Express
  • West Coast Express
  • Trivandrum Mail
  • Sabari Express
  • Mangalore Mail
  • Jayanthi Janatha Express
  • Island Express
  • Trivandrum Express
  • Dhanbad/Tata-Allepy Express
  • Millennium Express
  • Garib Rath Express
  • Guwahathi Express
  • Raptisagar Express
  • Himsagar Express
  • Patna Express
  • Yercaud Express
  • Navyug Express
  • Chennai - Salem Express

Passenger Trains in Salem

  • Salem Mettur Dam Passenger
  • Salem-Katpadi MEMU
  • Yeswanthpur-Salem Fast Passenger
  • Yeswanthpur-Salem Fast Passenger

The closest airport from the Salem Railway Station is the Salem Airport at a distance of 13.53 km. The Trichy Airport is another nearby international airport at a distance 120.41 km and connects Salem with the rest of the world.

You will find 24 hour bus service from the Salem Junction to the 2 main bus stations, the MGR Central Bus Stand and the Town Bus Stand via No 13.

Thus the Salem Railway Station serves the city of Salem connecting it with the rest of Tamil Nadu and India through a viable and efficient railway network. Its excellent connectivity with Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, as well as other cities of India has made Salem easily accessible as a tourist destination.

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