Chennai Fort railway station

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Chennai Fort
Chennai MRTS & Chennai suburban railway station
Chennai Fort railway station ViewAtDawn.jpg
Chennai Fort station at dawn
Coordinates 13°04′59″N 80°16′57″E / 13.08319°N 80.28259°E / 13.08319; 80.28259Coordinates: 13°04′59″N 80°16′57″E / 13.08319°N 80.28259°E / 13.08319; 80.28259
Owned by Southern Railways
Platforms 6 (2 platforms for MRTS)
Tracks 5
Structure type At Grade
Platform levels 1
Parking Available
Opened 1931 (Suburban line)
1 November 1995 (MRTS line)
Passengers 22,000/day[1]
Preceding station   Chennai MRTS   Following station
Chennai Beach-St.Thomas Mount
Preceding station   Chennai Suburban Railway   Following station
Template:South Line, Chennai Suburban Railway lines
Eastern view of the MRTS platform at the station
A view of the MRTS platform and the footbridge at the Fort railway station
EVR Periyar Salai, an arterial road, begins near Fort station

Chennai Fort (formerly known as Madras Fort) is a station on the Chennai suburban railway and Chennai MRTS. It is the second station on the Chennai MRTS line from Chennai Beach to Velachery.[2] The station is named after Fort St. George, which it serves. Madras Dental College is located opposite the station, adjoining Madras Medical College Men's Hotel and Nursing College. The Madras Medical College is a few hundred metres away. The station consists of 260 sq m of open parking area.[3]

Tracks heading towards Chennai Beach as seen from the footbridge at Fort station. The 3 tracks on the left are usually used by [Beach-Tambaram/Chengalpet/Tirumalpur] suburban trains and Express trains. The 2 tracks on the right are usually used by MRTS trains that ply between Chennai Beach and Velachery.

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  1. ^ Xavier Lopez, Aloysius (6 March 2015). "Connect seamlessly across crowded places soon". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 6 Sep 2015. 
  2. ^ "Chennai Beach - Velachery - Chennai Beach Week days service" (PDF). Southern Railways. Retrieved 18 Aug 2012. 
  3. ^ R.Ramanathan. "Presentation on MRTS & Rail facilities in and around Chennai" (PDF). Traffic Transportation and Parking - Session 2. CMDA, Chennai. Retrieved 19 Aug 2012.