Perambur Loco Works railway station

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Perambur Loco Works
பெரம்பூர் உந்துப் பொறி பட்டரை
Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways.
PeramburLocoWorks View1.jpg
Perambur Loco Works railway station
Coordinates 13°06′30″N 80°13′32″E / 13.10836°N 80.22555°E / 13.10836; 80.22555Coordinates: 13°06′30″N 80°13′32″E / 13.10836°N 80.22555°E / 13.10836; 80.22555
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) West, 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 PEW
Fare zone Southern Railways
Electrified 29 November 1979[1]
Previous names Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway

Perambur Loco Works is a suburban railway station in the Perambur area of the city of Chennai in India. It serves the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) that is one of the largest railroad carriage and locomotive manufacturers in the world. The station serves growing areas like Periyar Nagar and Jawahar Nagar localities in the north-west corner of Chennai. The station has an elevation of 7.01 m above sea level.


View of the station towards west
View of the station towards east

The Perambur region has been a part of the Chennai city since the middle of the 18th century. The Southern Railway's workshop located here was established in the year 1856 to serve the erstwhile Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Company. It was a combined locomotive, carriage and wagon POH, and coach-building workshop and was later bifurcated in 1932 to deal with carriage and wagon POH activity only, shifting the locomotive overhaul activity to the new Loco workshop which was built adjacent to the original workshop. These two workshops are served by Perambur Carriage Works and Perambur Loco Works stations, respectively. In 1951, the Southern Railway was formed by integrating the erstwhile South Indian Railway company, Madras and the Southern Mahratta Railway Company, and Mysore State Railway with all their workshops and assets.

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

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  1. ^ a b "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. Retrieved 17 Nov 2012.