Chennai Park Town railway station

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Chennai Park Town
Chennai MRTS and Chennai Suburban Railway Station
ChennaiParkTown StationOuterBuilding.jpg
Chennai Park Town MRTS station
Coordinates13°04′46″N 80°16′35″E / 13.079583°N 80.27633°E / 13.079583; 80.27633
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt Grade
History
Opened1 November 1995
Traffic
Passengers30,000/day
Services
Preceding station   Chennai MRTS   Following station
Chennai Beach-St.Thomas Mount
Location
Chennai Park Town is located in India
Chennai Park Town
Chennai Park Town
Location within India
Chennai Park Town is located in Tamil Nadu
Chennai Park Town
Chennai Park Town
Chennai Park Town (Tamil Nadu)

Chennai Park Town is a station on the Chennai MRTS. Located just to the east of Pallavan Salai and to the south of the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in the Park Town neighbourhood of Chennai, it exclusively serves the Chennai MRTS. The station is adjacent to Chennai Park, which serves the Chennai Suburban Railway. It is also within walking distance to Chennai Central. Although within walking distance, a 1 km overhead pedestrian walkway is being planned to connect Chennai Central with the MRTS station. Beware of thieves in this station as many mobile theft/snatching incidents has been taken place in Park Town station.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Western view of the station
An MRTS train leaving the station for Chennai Fort station

The Chennai Park Town station opened on 1 November 1995,[1] as part of the first phase of the Chennai MRTS network.

Structure[edit]

The stations is currently located at ground level, although the MRTS route begins its ascent to an elevated viaduct for much of its route.

Service and connections[edit]

Chennai Park Town station is currently the third station on the MRTS line to Velachery. From Velachery, it is fifteenth station towards Chennai Beach station.[2]

The station is adjacent to the Chennai Park station, which services multiple Chennai Suburban Railway lines. Additionally, it is planned to be connected to Chennai Central and the future Chennai Central metro station, when the Chennai Metro becomes operational.

As of 2012, the station handles about 30,000 passengers a day.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ajai Sreevatsan (31 October 2011). "Evolution of Chennai's Public Transport System" (PDF). The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Chennai Beach - Velachery - Chennai Beach Week days service" (PDF). Southern Railways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  3. ^ Ayyappan, V (17 May 2012). "Metro to Link Suburban, MRTS and Bus Services". The Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 15 November 2014.