Pattabiram railway station

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Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways
LocationChennai–Tiruvallur High Road, Pattabiram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 072, India
Coordinates13°7′7″N 80°3′54″E / 13.11861°N 80.06500°E / 13.11861; 80.06500Coordinates: 13°7′7″N 80°3′54″E / 13.11861°N 80.06500°E / 13.11861; 80.06500
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 codePAB
Fare zoneSouthern Railways
Electrified29 November 1979[1]
Previous namesSouth Indian Railway
Passengers (2013)16,000/day[2]

Pattabiram railway station is one of the railway stations of the Chennai Central–Arakkonam section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. Located about 25 km from Chennai Central railway station, it is a suburb situated on the western part of Chennai (formerly known as Madras), India. the station serves the neighbourhoods of Pattabiram. It has an elevation of 31 m above sea level.


The lines at the station were electrified on 29 November 1979, with the electrification of the Chennai Central–Tiruvallur section.[1]

Commuter facilities[edit]

Around 16,000 commuters use the station every day.[2] In 2002, the railway department allotted 12 million for improving passenger amenities at the Pattabiram and Puliamangalam stations.[3] A bridge connecting north bazaar with south bazaar over level crossing 10 at the Tiruvallur end of the railway station was inaugurated in 2010[4] and has a fleet of steps on either end for commuters to access the bridge.[2] The bridge caters to about 50 villages with a population of over 60,000.[4] The residents are demanding that a road overbridge be built to replace the other level crossing.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Ayyappan, V. (18 October 2010). "Commuters court danger at Pattabiram railway station". The Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  3. ^ "More amenities for Pattabiram railway station". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. 8 December 2002. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b Jeeva (1 September 2010). "After new bridge in Pattabiram, residents seek more buses". The Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  5. ^ Lakshmi, K. (17 July 2012). "Residents ask for overbridge in Pattabiram". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 1 October 2012.

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