Kodambakkam railway station

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Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways
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Kodambakkam railway station
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) South and South West lines of Chennai Suburban Railway
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Parking Available
Other information
Fare zone Southern Railways
Opened Early 1900s
Electrified 1931
Previous names South Indian Railway

Kodambakkam railway station is a railway station on the Chennai BeachChengalpattu section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. It serves the neighbourhood of Kodambakkam, Vadapalani, and Ashok Nagar. The railway station was already in existence when the Madras Egmore-Kanchipuram suburban railway was opened in 1911.


The station lies in the Chennai Beach–Tambaram section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. 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]

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  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.