Tambaram Sanatorium railway station

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Tambaram Sanatorium
Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways
Tambaram Sanatorium Railway Station.jpg
LocationMeenakshi Street, Kamakoti Nagar, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 047, India
Coordinates12°56′13″N 80°7′50″E / 12.93694°N 80.13056°E / 12.93694; 80.13056Coordinates: 12°56′13″N 80°7′50″E / 12.93694°N 80.13056°E / 12.93694; 80.13056
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)South and South West lines of Chennai Suburban Railway
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeTBMS
Fare zoneSouthern Railways
History
OpenedEarly 1900s
Electrified15 November 1931[1]
Previous namesSouth Indian Railway
Location
Tambaram Sanatorium is located in Chennai
Tambaram Sanatorium
Tambaram Sanatorium
Location in Chennai
Tambaram Sanatorium is located in Tamil Nadu
Tambaram Sanatorium
Tambaram Sanatorium
Location in Tamil Nadu
Tambaram Sanatorium is located in India
Tambaram Sanatorium
Tambaram Sanatorium
Location in India

Tambaram Sanatorium railway station is one of the railway station of the Chennai BeachChengelpet section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. It serves the neighbourhood of Tambaram Sanatorium and surrounding areas. It is situated about 27 km from Chennai Beach and has an elevation of 32 m (105 ft) above sea level. It is suburb of Chennai located 27 km (17 mi) south of the city centre.

History[edit]

Tambaram Sanatorium railway station lies on the Madras BeachTambaram suburban section of the Chennai Suburban Railway, which was opened to traffic on 11 May 1931. The tracks were electrified on 15 November 1931.[1] The section was converted to 25 kV AC traction on 15 January 1967.[2] However, the station was built much later. When the Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine expanded in the 1970s and gained importance, the railway station was built to serve the locality.[3]

Safety[edit]

The stretch along the station is considered one of the deadliest accident zones in the GuindyChengalpet stretch of the suburban section, with about 15 accidents occurring every month as of 2011 in the ChromepetTambaram stretch.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electric Traction - I". IRFCA.org. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. IRFCA.org. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Govt. Hospital of Thoracic Medicine" (PDF). GHTM.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ Madhavan, D. (27 August 2011). "Pedestrians still cross tracks at Tambaram". The Times of India epaper. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 16 October 2011.

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