Perambur Carriage Works railway station

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Perambur Carrassdfe = Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways.
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Perambur Carriage Works railway station nnbm,mnbbbst]], West North and West South lines of Chennai Suburban Railway
Platforms 3
Tracks 4
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Parking Available
Other information
Station code PCW
Fare zone Southern Railways
Electrified 29 November 1979[1]
Previous names Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway

Perambur Carriage Works is a suburban railway station less than a kilometre from the Perambur station in Chennai, India. The station has an elevation of 7.16 m above sea level. Mainly POH and IOH of all type of passenger coaches are undertaken here. The railway department has many facilities around this station, including a school and an indoor sporting facility.


A view of the station towards east

Perambur region, which has been a part of the Chennai city since the mid-18th century, is home to the Southern Railway's workshop, which was established in 1856 to serve the erstwhile Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Company. A combined locomotive, carriage and wagon POH, and coach-building workshop, it was bifurcated in 1932 to deal with carriage and wagon POH activity only, shifting the locomotive overhaul activity to the new Loco workshop built adjacent to the original workshop. Perambur Carriage Works station was built along with the Perambur Loco Works station to serve these two workshops. The workshops, along with other assets, came under the Southern Railway with its formation in 1951, integrating the erstwhile South Indian Railway company, Madras and the Southern Mahratta Railway Company, and Mysore State Railway.

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


Perambur Carriage Works is one of the railway stations in the Chennai Suburban Railway network that are being developed as Adarsh stations.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. Retrieved 17 Nov 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nemilichery station to be ready in three months". The Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 4 Oct 2012. 

Coordinates: 13°06′27″N 80°14′20″E / 13.107489°N 80.238771°E / 13.107489; 80.238771