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Madurai Railway Junction

Madurai TransportationMadurai Junction is a significant railway station in South India and it is the headquarters of the city’s railway division. Being one of the oldest cities of India, Madurai got its Junction railway station in 1875 with the first train lines leading to Tuticorin. The first express lines were announced in 1969 from Chennai Egmore station to Madurai via Thiruchirapalli. As of now, the Madurai Junction connects the city to all the major railway stations in cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Howrah, Chennai, Coimbatore, Patna, Tirunelveli and others via the extensive network of express lines.

The Madurai Junction is graded as an A1 train station by the railways department of India. This is mainly because this railway station is one among the 100 top booking stations in the nation. Known by the official code MDU, it is one of the major stations in the country and the Madurai Junction has been rewarded by the government for its exemplary performance.

Facilities Existing at Madurai Junction Railway Station (MDU)

  • Escalators
  • Purified drinking water system
  • Computerized reservation centers
  • Baggage Counter 
  • 24 hours ATM booths of major banks 
  • IRCTC e-ticket reservation booking counter 
  • A/C Lounges
  • Restaurants and food plazas 
  • Toilets 
  • Commercial space 
  • Refreshment kiosks 
  • Taxi and auto stand
  • Cloak room 
  • Free vehicles for the differently abled and senior citizens 
  • Travel offices 
  • Parking zone

Important Express Trains Departing from Madurai

Train Number: 12638/12637
Train Name: Pandian Express
Destination: Chennai Egmore
Category: Express
Schedule: Daily

Train Number: 12636/12635   
Train Name: Vaigai Express
Destination: Chennai Egmore
Category: Express
Schedule: Daily

Train Number: 22624/22623   
Train Name: Madurai/Chennai Super Fast Express Bi-Weekly
Destination: Chennai Egmore
Category: Super Fast Express
Schedule: Bi-Weekly

Train Number: 22206/22205     
Train Name: AC Duronto Express
Destination: Chennai Central
Category: Super Fast Express
Schedule: Bi-weekly

Train Number: 12651/12652     
Train Name: Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express
Destination: Hazrat Nizamudin, New Delhi
Category: Express
Schedule: Bi-weekly

Train Number: 11044/11043
Train Name: LTT-Madurai Kurla Express
Destination: Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai
Category: Express
Schedule: Tri-weekly

Train Number: 16780/16779
Train Name: Tirupati-Madurai Bi-weekly Express
Destination: Tirupati
Category: Express
Schedule: Bi-weekly

Train Number: 12687/12688
Train Name: Madurai-Dehradun/Chandigarh Bi-weekly Express
Destination: Dehradun/Chandigarh
Category: Express
Schedule: Bi-weekly

Train Number: 19567/19568
Train Name: Vivek Express
Destination: Okha, Gujarat
Category: Express
Schedule: Weekly

Train Number: 17615/17616   
Train Name: Kacheguda Express
Destination: Kacheguda, Hyderabad
Category: Express
Schedule: Weekly

Important Passenger Trains Departing from Madurai

Train Number: 56721/56722
Destination: Rameswaram

Train Number: 56723/56724
Destination: Rameswaram

Train Number: 56725/56726
Destination: Rameswaram

Train Number: 56708/56707
Destination: Dindigul

Train Number: 56710/56709
Destination: Dindigul

Train Number: 56706/56705
Destination: Villupuram

Train Number: 56731/56732
Destination: Sengottai

Train Number: 56733/56734
Destination: Sengottai

Train Number: 56735/56736
Destination: Sengottai

Train Number: 56700/56701
Destination: Kollam

Important Trains Passing Through Madurai

Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur Express
Chennai Egmore - Thiruvananthapuram Anantapuri Express
Chennai Egmore - Kanniyakumari Kanniyakumari SF Express
Chennai Egmore - Tirunelveli Nellai SF Express
Chennai Egmore - Tuticorin Pearl City SF Express
Chennai Egmore - Tiruchendur Chendur Express
Chennai Central - Nagercoil Weekly SF Express
Chennai Egmore - Sengottai Pothigai SF Express
Chennai Egmore - Nagercoil Weekly SF Express
Mumbai CST - Nagercoil Balaji Express
Mumbai CST-Nagercoil Mumbai Express
Howrah - Kanniyakumari Howrah SF Express
Kanniyakumari - Hazrat Nizamuddin Thirukkural SF Express
Tuticorin - Mysore Mysore Express
Tuticorin - Coimbatore Link Express
Tuticorin - Dwarka Vivek Express
Rameswaram - Kanyakumari Kanyakumari SF Express
Rameswaram - Okha Okha Express
Bangalore - Nagercoil Weekly Express
Nagercoil - Coimbatore Coimbatore Express
Tirunelveli - Jammu Tawi Jammu Tawi Link Express
Tiruchirappalli - Tirunelveli Intercity Super fast Express
Dadar - Tirunelveli Dadar-Tirunelveli Tri-weekly Express
Dadar - Tirunelveli Dadar-Tirunelveli weekly Express

Other railway stations in Madurai

Station Name: Kudalnagar
Station Code: KON

Station Name: Samayanallur   
Station Code: SER

Station Name: Thiruparankundram   
Station Code: TDN

Station Name: Thirumangalam   
Station Code: TMQ

Station Name: Madurai East   
Station Code: MES

Station Name: Silaimaan
Station Code: ILA

Station Name: Vadapalanji   
Station Code: VAJ

Station Name: Sholavandan   
Station Code: SDN

Station Name: Keelakyuilkudi   
Station Code: KKY

Important Contact Numbers

Emergency Quota: (0452) 2308204   
Railway Police: (0452) 2343851     
D.M.O. Rly. Hospital: (0452) 2602073
Railway-Guide: (0452) 2342888     
Railway Guest House: (0452) 2340142
Reservation Enquiry: 139     
Madurai Station Master: (0452) 2341597     
Railway Parcel Service: (0452) 2341179

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