Villivakkam railway station

Electrified: November 1979, more lines in 1986 | Platforms: 4 | Parking available | Station: At grade

Villivakkam, is the residential settlement that lies in close proximity to the industrial estates of Avadi, Perambur, Padi and Ambattur. The name Villivakkam comes from Vilvavanam i.e forest of vilvam trees. The famous Agatheeshwarar temple, dated to the Chola period is located in this area.

 

Train timings from the station

Public transport connectivity from the station

Bus and rail connectivity from station

1 km from station:

  • Villivakkam bus terminus
  • Villivakkam bus stop
  • Kallukadai bus stop
  • Muthumariamman bus stop
  • G.K.M colony bus stop

Public Infrastructure within 1 km of the station

  • Villivakkam post office
  • RTO office
  • V6 Kolathur police station
  • DRJ hospitals
  • Kolathur sub post office
  • Ration card office
  • ICF Electricity board
  • ICF administrative building
  • Villivakkam vegetable market

Educational institutions within 1 km of the station

  • Government girls higher secondary school
  • Singaram Pillai girls higher secondary school
  • Gupta matriculation school
  • Our lady of Velankanni matriculation school
  • Kulapati Dr. S. Balakrishna Joshi Gurrukulam Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Dhanish matriculation school
  • Don Bosco matriculation higher secondary school
  • St John’s matriculation higher secondary school
  • Singaram Pillay higher secondary school
  • Padmasarangapani higher secondary school
  • Sri Krishnaswamy matriculation higher secondary school
  • radiance matriculation higher secondary school
  • Chennai corporation school
  • ICF higher secondary school
  • ICF silver jubilee nursery school
  • Kanakadurga Telegu higher secondary school

Recreational facilities within 1 km of the station

  • AGS Cinemas
  • Chennai rail museum
  • Thirunagar park
  • ICF lake
  • ICF stadium

Villivakkam station in the news

The station has a foot over bridge for pedestrian, a level crossing and a vehicular subway. The vehicular subway, whose construction was started on 4 December 2007 and which replaced the previous level crossing.

Read more about this on

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2012/jun/26/ply-more-buses-to-villivakkam-railway-station-380683.html

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