Chennai Central Suburban railway station

Opened: May 1931 | Electrified: December 1979 | Platforms: 5 | Parking: available |Station: at grade

The Chennai central suburban station forms a part of the larger Central railway station campus. The main station building which caters to services outside of Chennai, dates to 1873, built in the Gothic revival style, designed by architect George Harding and Robert Fellowes Chisholm.The South Indian Railway company operated a suburban electric train service for Madras city from May 1931 on wards in the Madras Beach-Tambaram section.In 1959, additional changes were made to the station.

Electrification of the lines at the station began in 1979, when the section up to Gummidipoondi was electrified on 13 April 1979. The lines up to Tiruvallur were electrified on 29 November 1979 while the tracks along Platforms 1 to 7 were electrified on 29 December 1979.

Train timings from the station:

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Train time table from station

Public transport connectivity from the station

Bus and rail connectivity from station

500 m from station:

  • Chennai Central railway station
  • Chennai Park MRTS railway station
  • Madras Medical College Bus stop
  • Periyamedu Bus stop
  • Park station bus stop
  • Central station bus stop

1 km from station:

  • Chennai Fort MRTS station
  • Park town MRTS station
  • Church Bus stop
  • Vetinary hospital bus stop
  • Vepery bus stop
  • Hotel Everest bus stop
  • Southern railways HQ bus stop
  • CLS bus stop
  • Park town bus stop
  • Railway gate bus stop
  • Payaigada bus stop
  • Fort station bus stop
  • Taluk office bus stop
  • Ratan Bazaar bus stop
  • MTC headquarters
  • Pallavan Salai bus stop
  • Chindadripet bus stop
  • Chindadripet Market bus stop
  • Chindadripet Potti kadai bus stop

Public Infrastructure within 1 km of the station:

  • Rajiv Gandhi general hospital
  • Moore market complex
  • Ripon building
  • Commissioner of Police
  • Tamil Nadu Public service Commission
  • Madras High court complex
  • Chennai city civil court
  • Chennai Family court
  • Flower Bazaar post office
  • B2 Esplanade Police station
  • Southern Railways Divisional Headquarters
  • Part town head post office
  • CMDA
  • Egmore railway hospital
  • Devaraj Manickchand Maternity hospital
  • Fort St.George Post Office
  • Tamil Nadu legislative assembly
  • Schools education department
  • Secretariat Chennai

Educational institutions within 1 km of the station:

  • Madras Veterinary college
  • Dr. Ambedkar Government law college
  • Tamil nadu government dental college
  • Sri Kanyaka Parameswari arts and science college
  • St.Mary’s Anglo-Indian higher secondary school
  • Pondicherry Maritime academy office
  • St. Columban’s A.I.Hr.Sec school
  • Madras Medical college
  • Government college of fine arts
  • St. Christopher’s College of Engineering
  • Guru Shree Shantivijai Jain Vidyalaya
  • St.Aloysius Anglo Indian Girl’s school
  • St.Paul’s higher secondary school
  • Madras Veterinary College
  • B.K.N opportunity school
  • Alagappa schools
  • CSI Ewart Matriculation school
  • Doveton group of schools
  • St Joseph’s girls higher secondary school
  • Chennai girl’s higher secondary school
  • Anand Institute of Higher technical education
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Island grounds

Recreational facilities within 1 km of the station:

  • MMC cricket ground
  • Island grounds
  • Ft. St George
  • Fort Museum
  • Rajaji Statue
  • Tamil isai sangam
  • Pachaiyappas school ground
  • Memorial hall
  • Chennai park
  • Periyar Museum
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
  • My Lady’s garden
  • SDAT multi-purpose indoor stadium
  • May day park

Heritage structures within 1 km of the station:

  • Armenian church
  • Sri Chenna Kesava Perumal temple
  • Arulmigu Ekambareshwar temple
  • Parrys Dare house
  • Madras High court campus
  • St Andrew’s church-the kirk
  • Fort St.George

Chennai central suburban station in the news:

In the 1980’s, the Southern Railway required land for expansion of the terminus and was looking for the erstwhile Moore Market building located next to the terminus.In 1985, when the market building caught fire and was destroyed, the structure was transferred to the Railways by the government, and the Railways built a 13-storied complex to house the suburban terminus and railway reservation counter.

Read more about this on 

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/In+the+city/1/17270.html

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Chennai Fort MRTS station
Park Town MRTS station
Church Bus stop
Vetinary hospital bus stop
Vepery Bus stop
Hotel Everest Bus stop
Hotel Everest Bus stop
Southern railways headquarters bus stop
CLS bus stop
Park Town bus stop
Railway gate bus stop
Railway gate bus stop
Payaigada bus stop
Fort station bus stop
Fort station Bus stop
Taluk office bus stop
Taluk office bus stop
Rattan Bazaar bus stop
MTC Headquarters
Pallavan Salai bus stop
Pallavan Salai bus stop
Chindadripet bus stop
Chindadripet bus stop
Chindadripet potti kadai bus stop
Chindadripet bus stop
Chindadripet market bus stop
Chindadripet market bus stop
Chindadripet MRTS station
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Rajiv Gandhi general hospital
Moore Market
Ripon Buildings
Commissioner of Police
May Day Park
Bodyguard Muniswaran Temple
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
High Court Buildings
Indian Bank
IDBI Bank
Flower Bazzar Post Office
City Civil Court, Chennai
B2 Esplanade Police Station
Family Court
Southern Railway Divisional Railway Manager
Park Town Head Post Office
CMDA
Egmore Railway Hospital
Devaraj Manickchand Maternity Hospital
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Madras Veterinary College Hostel
Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College
Madras Medical College Men’s Hostel
Tamil Nadu Government Dental College
Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Arts and Science College for Women
St. Mary’s Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School
Pondicherry Maritime Academy Chennai
St. Columban’s A.I.Hr.Sec. School
Madras Medical College
Government College of Fine Arts
St. Christopher’s College of Education
Guru Shree Shantivijai Jain Vidyalaya
St.Aloysius Anglo Indian Girls Hr. Sec. School
St. Paul’s Higher Secondary School
Madras Veterinary College
B. K. N. Opportunity School
Alagappa Schools
CSI Ewart Matriculation Higher Secondary School
Doveton Group Of Schools
St Josephs Girls Higher Secondary School
Chennai Girls Higher Secondary School
Anand Institute of Higher Technology
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MMC Cricket Ground
Island Grounds
Fort St George
Fort Museum
RAJAJI STATUE
Tamil Isai Sangam, Raja Annamalai Mandram
Pachiyappas School College Ground
Memorial Hall
Chennai Park
Periyar Museum
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
My Ladys Garden
SDAT Multi purpose Indoor Stadium
Heritage structures
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The Armenian Church
Sri Chenna Kesava Perumal Temple
Parrys Dare House
High Court Buildings
St Andrew’s Church – The Kirk
Arulmigu Ekambareshwar Temple
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