Annanur railway station

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Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways
Annanur Station, Chennai, View 1.jpg
Annanur railway station
LocationAnnanur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates13°6′59″N 80°7′38″E / 13.11639°N 80.12722°E / 13.11639; 80.12722
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)West, West North and West South lines of Chennai Suburban Railway
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
Other information
Station codeANNR
Fare zoneSouthern Railways
Electrified29 November 1979[1]
Previous namesSouth Indian Railway
Passengers (2016)20,000/day[2]
Annanur is located in India
Location within India
Annanur is located in Tamil Nadu
Annanur (Tamil Nadu)

Annanur railway station is one of the railway station of the Chennai Central–Arakkonam section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. Located about 18 km from Chennai Central railway station, the station serves the neighbourhood of Annanur a suburb of Chennai located west of the city centre. It has an elevation of 24.28 m above sea level. The station also has an EMU car shed complex located on the southern side.


The first lines in the station were electrified on 29 November 1979, with the electrification of the Chennai Central–Tiruvallur section. Additional lines at the station were electrified on 2 October 1986, with the electrification of the Villivakkam–Avadi section.[1]


The station has four tracks and two platforms—a side platform and an island platform. The island platform houses the ticket counter. Unlike most other suburban stations on the network, the station lack several basic passenger amenities such as footbridge for pedestrian and macadamised road leading to the neighbourhoods.[3]


As of 2016, the railway station serves around 20,000 passengers every day.[2]

Road overbridge[edit]

In 2012, the state government approved the construction of a 200-meter-long two-lane road overbridge meant for two-wheelers and cars at a cost of 240 million.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Annanur Seeks Attention". Ambattur Talk. Chennai: Ambattur Talk. 17–23 July 2016. p. 8.
  3. ^ Hemalatha, Karthikeyan (16 August 2011). "Annanur residents tread on slushy no-man's road". The Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  4. ^ Madhavan, D. (27 July 2018). "ROB project yet to start at Annanoor station". The Hindu. Chennai: Kasturi & Sons. pp. DownTown (pp. 1, 7). Retrieved 27 July 2018.

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