Metro Stations in ChennaiMetropolis city of Chennai is well known for its distinct infrastructure and well placed transport facilities. It is one of the most sprawling metro cities of India witnessing heavy migration throughout the year. This has pressurized the existing infrastructure. Limitation of land has forced people to cross the boundaries of city. Subsequently, rapid growth has increased the volume of traffic within the city.
With objective to provide clean, efficient, fast, economical, and suitable mean of transport, Tamil Nadu Government has introduced “Special Purpose Vehicle” for daily commuters in the name of Chennai Metro Rail Ltd with an equal partnership of state and central government. This organization commenced with the effective date of 3rd December 2007. Hard work of CMRL paid off when they actually started their journey from 29th June 2015.
With this new beginning, Chennai has joined the league of cities which have fluent metro rail project running effectively for connectivity. The first metro rail was flagged off by CM of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa, through video conferencing. It departed at 12:14 PM. Initially, this service has started from Alandur to Koyambedu, the two major localities of Chennai.
People Benefited by Chennai MetroCurrently, CMRL is operating between Koyambedu to Alandur and vice versa. With the maximum speed of 72 kmph, it takes less than 20 minutes to reach its final destination on either side. Hence, it will prove to be convenient way to move within the city for frequent travelers. Also, the amenities at the metro stations have made it convenient for the disabled and blind people. The metro rail is affordable, safe, and comfortable for the female commuters of the city. It offers them safe journey to any part of Chennai.
Timings of Chennai MetroFirst departure of metro rail from Koyambedu is scheduled at 6.00 AM while from Alandur; it is scheduled at 6.03 AM. 197 trains are scheduled from both sides daily to provide efficient connectivity for Alandur and Koyambedu along with stations falling in between. Journey through each rail heads is offered at the interval of 10 minutes.
Facilities at Metro Stations in ChennaiThere are 42 altogether stations to be developed for metro rail in Chennai. Among these, 12 are proposed to be elevated and 20 will be underground. All stations of metro will be facilitated with modern amenities that will certainly lift the expectation. Every station complies with the guidelines of Barrier Free Built Environment for Disabled and Elderly person. Parking space, garden, lifts, escalators, toilets, wifi, shopping malls and other such facilities are infused for passengers traveling through metro rail.
Stations are constructed at an elevation or underground. For underground stations, there will be two levels with a proposed mezzanine level at some places. In elevated stations, three levels are designated namely, street, platform, and concourse. All these stations will be fully automated with latest technologies and amenities.
Main Metro Stations in ChennaiChennai metro rail has double tracked lines for the entire project with average elevation of 12 meters from ground level. Underground, it will run at the depth of 17 meters under the ground. Obviously, the cost of elevation tracks is much lower than the underground tracks. It is a dream project of the state government to overtake MRTS with modern and efficient metro stations having excellent facilities and amenities.
Currently, some major metro stations have been focused upon for smooth running of metro service in Chennai. The stations are swanky and have sophisticated facilities for the commuters. The main metro stations in Chennai city are:
Chennai Central Metro StationChennai Central is the largest station followed by St Thomas Mount Station. Also, it is integrated with MRTS train station which is one of the unique features of Chennai Metro. Interesting part of this station is that it provides intersection of corridor one and two. Inter connection with other transports of city will make this connectivity more alluring in coming day. It falls on Line 2 of metro service and it is an underground station with 3 levels.
Poonamallee High Road, Opp. Chennai Central railway station,
Opp. Ripon Building, Chennai
Alandur Metro Station in ChennaiAlandur Metro Station is another important junction providing intersection point for both of corridor 1 and 2. Passengers can easily swap travel direction through this multi-level station to either of the corridors available in phase 1 of Chennai Metro.
Tiruchi Chennai Highway, Alandur, Chennai
St Thomas Mount Station in ChennaiSt Thomas Mount is the second largest metro station in the entire project of CMRL. It is spread in the area of 70,000 sq meters. It is most important stations on corridor 2 of Chennai metro which serves as its starting point.
Pedestrian Overpass, Collectors Nagar, Pazhavanthangal, Chennai
Meenambakkam Metro station in ChennaiThis is an elevated station on Line 1 of Chennai Metro. It falls along the corridor 1 of metro service and is the last station on this stretch from Washhermanpet to Chennai Airport.
Grand Southern Trunk Rd, National Airports Authority Colony, Meenambakkam
Phone No.: 044 2379 2000
Chennai International Airport Metro stationThis is a station on Line 1 of Chennai Metro. It is an elevated station along the corridor 1 of metro. This terminal station connecting Washermanpet to Chennai International Airport is the second metro station of the country to have connectivity with airport. It is a five-level station having its own parking facility as well.
Airport Terminal Link, Meenambakkam, Chennai - 600016
Guindy Metro Station in ChennaiThis elevated Station on Blue Line falls on the
corridor 1 of Chennai Metro connecting the stretch from Washermanpet to
Chennai International Airport. This is the only metro station having two
skywalks near Race Course Road and Guindy Industrial Estate.
Guindy Flyover, Race View Colony, Guindy, Chennai
Ashok Nagar Metro StationIt is an elevated station falling along corridor II of Chennai Metro connecting the stretch from Chennai Central to St. Thomas Mount. Upon completion, it will be the highest metro station in Chennai metro service with six levels.
Opposite Udayam, Ashok Nagar, Chennai
Other Stations of Chennai MetroArumbakkam Metro Station
Elevated- Green Line
Address: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Annai Sathya Nagar, Koyambedu, Chennai
Vadapalani Metro Station
Elevated - Green Line
Address: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Vadapalani, Chennai
Phone No: 044 - 23792000
Ekkattuthangal Metro Station
Elevated – Green Line
Address: Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Labour Colony,
SIDCO Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai
Washermanpet Metro Station
Underground - Blue Line
Nanganallur Road Metro Station
Elevated - Blue Line
Koyambedu Metro Station
Elevated - Green Line