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Identified as the “Gateway of the South”, the Chennai Railway Station is also the headquarters of the Southern Railway. Southern Railways came into existence on April 14, 1951, holds the pride of being the first railway zone of the Independent India. It was constituted by merging the three state railways namely Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway, the South Indian Railway, and the Mysore state railway.

At present the Southern Railways network is expanded to Southern part of India covering the states Tamilnadu, Kerala, Pondicherry,and a small portion of Andhra Pradesh. Besides this the Southern Railways also connects  Mangalore on the west coast and Kanniyakumari in the south to Renigunta in the North West and Gudur in the North East.

The central administrative body i.e. the Southern Railway has six divisions under its control:

  1. Chennai
  2. Tiruchirapalli
  3. Madurai
  4. Palghat
  5. Trivandrum
  6. Salem

 

However, there are two railways stations in the Chennai, known as Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore. The Chennai Central connects the city with all the major cities of India through its network of 11 platforms catering the trains of long distance, with this it also has 6 platforms designed especially for suburban trains. The Chennai Egmore connects the trains from Chennai to other parts of the Tamil Nadu.

Given below is the contact information of important officials of the Southern Railway.

HEADQUARTERS OFFICE


Designation

Office Telephone No.

General Manager

044-25353157

Additional General Manager and Director Public Grievences

044-25353743

Chief Commercial Manager

044-25353148

Chief Operations Manager

044-25355829

Chief Public Relations Officer

044-25353455


DIVISIONAL OFFICES


Designation

Office Telephone No.

CHENNAI DIVISION

Divisional Railway Manager

044-25355900

Additional Divisional Railway Manager

044-25358131

Additional Divisional Railway Manager

044-25351136

MADURAI DIVISION


Divisional Railway Manager

0452-2308000

Additional Divisional Railway Manager

0452-2308002

PALGHAT DIVISION

 

Divisional Railway Manager

0491-2555296

Additional Divisional Railway Manager

0491-2555343

TRICHY DIVISION

Divisional Railway Manager

0431-2411204

Additional Divisional Railway Manager

0431-2416105

TRIVANDRUM DIVISION

Divisional Railway Manager

0471-2325828

SALEM DIVISION

Divisional Railway Manager

0427-2330635

For further information about railways in Chennai, please explore here 

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