South West Line, Chennai Suburban

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South West Line, Chennai Suburban
Overview
Type Suburban railway
System Chennai Suburban Railway
Status Operational till Tirumalpur
Termini Chennai Beach (Madras Beach)
Arakkonam
Stations 39
Operation
Operator(s) Southern Railway (India)
Depot(s) Tambaram, Egmore
Technical
Line length 122.71 km
Track gauge Broad Gauge
Operating speed 90 km/h (maximum service speed)

The South West Line of Chennai Suburban Railway is the sixth longest suburban line that runs south-west from Chennai (Madras) City.

Sections[edit]

Beach — Tambaram[edit]

  • This section has 2 dedicated lines for the suburban train operations apart from 2 main lines for mixed traffic.
  • EMUs are operated along 3rd and 4th main lines during peak hours.
  • 9-car and 12-car EMU are operated in this sector.

Tambaram — Chengalpattu[edit]

  • This section has single main line in which suburban trains as well as other trains are operated.
  • 9-car and 12-car EMU are operated in this sector.

Chengalpattu — Tirumalpur[edit]

  • Suburban trains run between Chennai Beach and Tirumalpur.

Tirumalpur — Arakkonam[edit]

  • Electrification of this section is under progress. Hence only passenger trains operate on this section at present.
South West Line, Chennai Suburban

Chennai Beach — Arakkonam

0.00 Chennai Beach
1.80 Chennai Fort
Parktown (See MRTS)
3.07 Chennai Park (North Line, Metro Line 1 & 2)
4.32 Chennai Egmore (Metro Line 2)
6.56 Chetpet
Cooum River
8.15 Nungambakkam
9.68 Kodambakkam
11.29 Mambalam
12.90 Saidapet
Adyar River
15.01 Guindy (Metro Line 1)
17.12 St.Thomas Mount (Metro Line 2 and MRTS)
See MRTS
18.75 Palavanthangal
20.04 Meenambakkam (Metro Line 1)
21.22 Tirusulam
23.15 Pallavaram
25.35 Chromepet
27.36 Tambaram Sanitorium
29.14 Tambaram
32.64 Perungalathur
34.44 Vandalur
37.50 Urapakkam
40.41 Guduvancheri
43.94 Potheri
45.85 Kattangulathur
46.96 Maraimalai Nagar
51.48 Singaperumal Koil
55.59 Paranur
(To Arakkonam)
59.84 Chengalpattu
64.65 Reddypalayam
(To Villupuram)
67.89 Villiambakkam
71.33 Palur
74.70 Palayasivaram
81.59 Walajabad
89.11 Nathapettai
94.52 Kanchipuram East
95.82 Kanchipuram
108.39 Tirumalpur
116.04 Thakkolam
122.71 Arakkonam
Arakkonam(West, West North and West South Lines)