Perambur railway station

Opened: 1860 | Electrified: November 1979 | Platforms: 4 | Parking available | Station: At grade

Second oldest railway station in the city after Royapuram railway station. The station was built in the 1860s to cater to employees at Southern Railway’s locomotive, carriage, wagon, and coach-building workshops. The station is the fifth largest station in Chennai, after Chennai Central, Egmore, Tambaram, and Mambalam in terms of commuter traffic. Southern Railway’s workshop is located here. This workshop was established in the year 1856 to serve the erstwhile Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Company.


Train timings from the station

Public transport connectivity from the station

Bus and rail connectivity from station

500 m from station:

  • Perambur railway station bus stop
  • Perambur park bus stop
  • Perambur police station bus stop
  • Perambur church bus stop
  • Brindha D bus stop
  • Perambur bus depot
  • Mangalapuram bus stop

1 km from station:

  • Perambur Carriage works railway station
  • Perambur bus stop
  • Jamalaya bus stop
  • Mettupalayam bus stop
  • Otteri church bus stop
  • Sembiam post office bus stop
  • Perambur market bus stop
  • Moonu salai bus stop
  • B.N.C Mill bus stop
  • GP road bus stop
  • Easwari kalyana mandapam bus stop
  • Renuka amman koil bus stop

Public Infrastructure within 1 km of the station

  • ESI hospital
  • Julian nursing home
  • Begum Shafia Nazeer Hussain trust hospital
  • Corporation community hall
  • K1 Sembian police station
  • GK Hospitals
  • Subhiksha nursing home
  • DVK Marriage hall
  • Otteri Police station
  • Rail Kalyana mandapam
  • Chennai Corporation lorry depot

Educational institutions within 1 km of the station

  • Hyder Garden Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Chennai’s Amirta college
  • Jamalia school
  • St.Joseph’S A.I.Hss School
  • Dharmamurthi Rao Bahadur Calavala Cunnan Chetty’s school
  • Chennai Girls Higher Sec School
  • Dharmamurthi Rao Bahadur Calavala Cunnan Chetty’s Higher Secondary School
  • Corporation Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Railway Mixed Higher Secondary School
  • Perambur Railway School
  • Chennai Corporation Higher Secondary School
  • Lourdes Girls Higher Secondary School
  • St. Mary’s Matriculation Boys Higher Secondary School
  • Veera Shivaji Matriculation school
  • Kaligi Ranganathan Montford Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • KRM School for Special Children
  • SKNS PMC Vivekananda Vidyalaya Junior College
  • Don Bosco primary school
  • Roy academy
  • Bethel Symphony School Of Music
  • Ebeneser high school
  • V O C Vidyalayamatriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Government girls higher secondary school

Recreational facilities within 1 km of the station

  • Murasoli Maran park
  • Perambur garden
  • Mahatma gandhi park
  • S2 cinemas
  • St.Joseph’s school basketball court
  • Integral club

Perambur station in the news

Perambur railway station, got a facelift in 2013, provision of more lights,dedicated parking facility, more shelters and making the station disable-friendly.

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