Chennai Park railway station

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Chennai Park
பூங்கா
Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways
Chennai Park railway station View1.jpg
Chennai Park railway station (a view towards east)
Location NH 4, Periyamet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates 13°4′49″N 80°16′22″E / 13.08028°N 80.27278°E / 13.08028; 80.27278Coordinates: 13°4′49″N 80°16′22″E / 13.08028°N 80.27278°E / 13.08028; 80.27278
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) South and South West lines of Chennai Suburban Railway
Platforms 4
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Parking Available
Other information
Station code MPK
Fare zone Southern Railways
History
Previous names South Indian Railway
Traffic
Passengers 440,000/day

Chennai Park railway station is one of the railway stations of the Chennai BeachChengelpet section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. It serves the neighbourhood of Park Town, a suburb of Chennai. It is located at about 3 km from Chennai Beach terminus and is situated on Poonamallee High Road, across Chennai Central railway station. It has an elevation of 7 m above sea level.

History[edit]

A suburban train to Chennai Beach arriving on Platform 1 at the station

The station lies in the Chennai Beach–Tambaram section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network, the first suburban section of the city. With the completion of track-lying work in March 1931, which began in 1928, the suburban services were started on 11 May 1931 between Beach and Tambaram, and was electrified on 15 November 1931, with the first MG EMU services running on 1.5 kV DC.[1] The section was converted to 25 kV AC traction on 15 January 1967.[2]

Traffic[edit]

As of 2012, the station handles about 440,000 passengers a day.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electric Traction - I". IRFCA.org. Retrieved 17 Nov 2012. 
  2. ^ "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. IRFCA.org. Retrieved 17 Nov 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 Nov 2014. 

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