Cuddalore Port Railway Junction (Code: CUPJ), is a junction station serving the town of Cuddalore. The station is a part of the Trichy division of the Southern Railway Zone and its official code is CUPJ. Its old name is Cuddalore Junction and the station code then was COT.
Location and Layout
The Junction falls on the Chennai-Thanjavur main line. Three railway lines diverge from here. One leads to Viluppuram Junction; another one to Mayiladuthurai Junction and the last one to Virudhachalam Junction.
The Junction has four Platforms & one Stabling Line, which is more used for handling Freight Trains. Parcel Movement to/from Cuddalore Port Jn. is quite high. Cuddalore Port Junction also witnesses good amount of originating/terminating freight traffic. The junction also has facilities for handling container cargo.
Cuddalore Port Junction was one of the 9 scheduled halts in Southern Railway for the Science Express (Science Exhibition on Wheels), Phase VI, focusing on Bio-diversity.