CHENGALPATTU – CHENNAI BEACH Local, departs usually from CHENGALPATTU at It takes almost 1hr 55 mins for the journey as per the train. 49 Long-Distance Trains. 81 Local/EMU Trains. 11 LHB Trains. 29 Daily Trains. 81 EMU – Chennai Trains. 21 Mail/Express Trains. 1 Passenger Trains. 2 MEMU . Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach Fast EMU (12 Car)/ Train Time Table Departs @ Arrives @ Journey Time:1h 30m 16 halts halts India Rail Info.

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North Line, Chennai Suburban 2. West Line, Chennai Suburban 3. South Line, Chennai Suburban.

Chennai has a complex railway beadh. It is rimings third largest suburban rail system in India after Kolkata and Mumbai. It has separate tracks for local and express trains.

The system uses electrical multiple units EMUs operating on alternating loccal AC drawn from over-head cables through the catenary system.

As ofthe suburban sector has services, including in the Beach — Tambaram section, services in the Chennai Central — Arakkonam section, and 90 in the Chennai Central— Gummidipoondi. A total of 65 stations in the suburban section have cycle stands. Chennai has a fairly extensive suburban electric multiple unit EMU service. It was in the s that the then British government felt the necessity of connecting the northern part of the city, which was mainly commercial, yrain the chiefly residential southwestern parts.

Inwork began on constructing two meter gauge MG lines connecting the harbour with the southern suburb of Tambaram to run services using steam locomotives. This was on account of the city’s rapid expansion, with largely agricultural areas such as SaidapetSt. Chengalptatu Mount and Tambaram developing into residential quarters.

Plan to build a new line between Beach and Egmore and two lines between Egmore and Tambaram was announced as part of the suburban remodelling initiative of South Indian Railways. The trains were painted in dull green with a black wheel base and featured wide sliding doors, a better-designed seating arrangement, and thick glass fronts.

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The new carriages were parked in Tambaram station. It teain launched by Sir George Fredrick Stanley, the then governor of Madras, who at the opening ceremony was reported to have said that the new train services would transform “desolate south Madras into burgeoning garden cities”.

However, the suburban services were opened to the public only a month later on 11 May Soon, the number of trains shuttling passengers was increased to 45 a day, running every 10 minutes at peak hours, and every 30 minutes, otherwise. The running time between Madras Beach and Tambaram stations, which was 2 hours until then, was reduced to 49 minutes. The train service was made available from 4: These were built by the Integral Coach Factory based in the city.

Services too were extended to Chengleput with two daily services. Work on additional MG track between Tambaram and Chengleput began in and was completed in January Insuburban services to northern and western parts of the city began from the newly built Moore market terminal exclusively built for sub-urban services earlier they were operating from the timmings station terminal.


With the growth in suburban traffic and the existing gauge lacking sufficient carrying capacity, the Indian Railway decided to convert the entire section between Beach and Tambaram, which by then had three MG lines, to BG in earlywith a The first BG line was laid in the section in parallel to the existing MG lines.

The work was completed in February Of the three existing MG lines, two were exclusively used for suburban service locao the third one was used for mainline express and passenger trains. The newly laid BG line started handling suburban trains supplementing the MG suburban lines.

Infurther to the Chengleput—Villupuram—Tiruchirapalli gauge conversion project, the railway decided to convert one chenbalpattu the MG lines in the section between Tambaram and Chengleput. However, the decision was soon changed due to large-scale protests by suburban commuters.

This resulted in the conversion of the ‘down’ MG line the easternmost line out of Tambaram to BG, in addition to bech of a new parallel MG line. Within a year, work on the new BG was completed. This resulted in increase in traffic at Tambaram station, where two additional MG lines were built. Gauge conversion work of two MG lines between Beach and Egmore began in December and was completed by February The spur MG lines in the Beach—Washermanpet section were dismantled. All MG mainline trains were switched over to diesel traction.

The MRTS is a suburban railway line that chiefly runs on an elevated track exclusively used for running local EMUs or suburban local trains.

No express trains or passenger trains heach on MRTS line. Chennai city chengalpxttu Stations: Few train services originate from Chennai Beach instead of Chennai Central. From Korukkupet the route is same as listed above. Thomas Mount to Chengalpattu. Chennai city Region Stations: The MRTS line is an exclusive line of the Chennai suburban railway as it runs elevated for most of its section. Moreover, the route is unique as it is exclusively used to run suburban EMU trains. The alignment remains elevated till Perungudi beyond which it slopes down to reach the Velachery station which is at grade level.

However, the under construction line between Velachery to St Thomas Mount will be elevated again. The Avadi—Sriperumbudur line will cover a distance of The following new lines have been proposed in the Comprehensive Transportation Study of the Chenfalpattu Metropolitan Development Authority. Electricification is under way in Tirumalpur-Arrakkonam stretch to run circular trains.

As of24 trainn, each with 9 cars, are operated every day between Tambaram and Chennai Beach, with a plan to increase the fleet to 30 rakes.


Bythe suburban system carried aboutcommuters daily, [14] which rose to aboutby By the end of beahc, all the 9-unit EMU services in Chennai Beach—Tambaram—Chengalpattu section were expected to be converted into unit services.


With this the carrying capacity of the suburban services would be enhanced by another 25 percent. As ofa total of 1, passengers use the suburban services every day, includingin the Western route,in the Southern route,in the northern route, andin the MRTS route.

Per the Railway Budgetthe railway increased the Chennai suburban ticket fare by eight paise per kilometre, although beacg railway ministry has hiked it by two paise per kilometre. Electrical equipment and motors were provided by the Japanese manufacturers Toshiba and Hitachi. They were originally delivered in a cream and brown livery though they have been modernised in chenngalpattu years most notably the brown stripe has been changed to green and the front end design has changed on some trains as well as the addition of electronic destination displays.

Like most suburban trains around India, they have manually-operated sliding doors which are often left open. As with most suburban railways around India, trains have designated women’s cars and compartments.

There are also have Women-only trains which run occasionally. Trains do not have gangways between cars. Electrical loco sheds of the Southern Railway are located at Royapuram and Arakkonam where maintenance of electrical locomotives is done. It also has workshops at Perambur Carriage Works and Perambur Loco Works from where periodical overhauling of coaching stock is done.

On 29 Aprila suburban EMU train from Chennai Central suburban terminal was hijacked by an unidentified man, who rammed it with a stationary goods train at Vyasarpadi Jeeva railway station, killing four passengers and injuring 11 others. A major portion of the platform at the station, a footbridge and the railway track were damaged by the collision.

There were about 35 passengers on board the train at the time of the accident.

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Of the chengalpatut stretch of the South line, the Guindy — Chengalpet suburban section, comprising 17 stations, suffers from more fatal accidents with about 30 people a month, [24] peaking at the Chromepet — Tambaram stretch with at least 15 accidents a month as of A EMU passing near Tirusulam.

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