Pattaravakkam railway station

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Pattaravakkam - பத்தரவாக்கம்
Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways
Eastern end of Pattaravakkam Station, Chennai.jpg
Eastern end of Pattaravakkam railway station
LocationPattaravakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates13°06′53″N 80°09′58″E / 13.1146°N 80.1660°E / 13.1146; 80.1660Coordinates: 13°06′53″N 80°09′58″E / 13.1146°N 80.1660°E / 13.1146; 80.1660
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 codePVM[1]
Fare zoneSouthern Railways
Electrified29 November 1979[2]
Previous namesSouth Indian Railway

Pattaravakkam railway station is one of the railway station of the Chennai Central–Arakkonam section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. Located about 14 km from Chennai Central railway station, the station serves the neighbourhoods of Pattaravakkam and Ambattur Industrial Estate and other smaller suburbs such as Karukku, Kallikuppam, and Menambedu. It has an elevation of 16.01 m above sea level. It is a suburb of Chennai City.


Platform 1 at Pattaravakkam railway station

The first lines in the station were electrified on 29 November 1979, with the electrification of the Chennai Central–Tiruvallur section. Additional lines at the station were electrified on 2 October 1986, with the electrification of the Villivakkam–Avadi section.[2]


A view of the footbridge at the station

The station has four tracks, two exclusively for suburban trains. The suburban tracks are served by a side platform and an island platform. The station's entrance and the ticket counter are located on the side platform. The platforms are connected by means of a footbridge for pedestrians.


Ticket counter and the main entrance/exit at the station

The station is devoid of several basic amenities for several years now. An odd 48 sq ft room is the sole staff building in the station, which houses the only ticket counter of the station. There is no room for the station master or any other security staff in the station.[3]


The station handles at least 5,000 to 6,000 commuters a day, which accounts for a financial turnout of 50,000 every day.[3]


A 1.15 km long, two-laned road overbridge with 21 spans[4] serves the level crossing no. 5 near the station. In 2009, the government sanctioned the 350-million project, which was jointly built by the State Highways and the Southern Railway, but the construction work began in June 2011. It was opened to traffic in June 2014. It connects Aavin Dairy Road in Ambattur with Karukku Main Road.[5]

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  1. ^ "Detailed of Pattaravakkam Railway Station in Southern Railway Zone". Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b Nicholas, Naomi (11–17 May 2014). "Sorry story of a station". Ambattur Talk. Chennai: Ambattur Talk. p. 8.
  4. ^ "Pattarawakkam level-crossing to get overbridge". 3 June 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  5. ^ D., Madhavan (4 May 2014). "Wait at level crossing to end soon". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 7 July 2014.

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