Tambaram Sanatorium railway station

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Tambaram Sanatorium
தாம்பரம் சானடோரியம்
Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways
Location Meenakshi Street, Kamakoti Nagar, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 047, India
Coordinates 12°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 by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) South and South West lines of Chennai Suburban Railway
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Parking Available
Other information
Station code TBMS
Fare zone Southern Railways
Opened Early 1900s
Electrified 15 November 1931[1]
Previous names South Indian Railway

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 above sea level. it is suburb of Chennai located 27 km south of the city centre.


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]


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

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