Thiruvallikeni railway station

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Thiruvallikeni
Chennai MRTS station
Coordinates 13°03′19″N 80°16′50″E / 13.055415°N 80.28057°E / 13.055415; 80.28057Coordinates: 13°03′19″N 80°16′50″E / 13.055415°N 80.28057°E / 13.055415; 80.28057
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Parking Yes
History
Opened 19 October 1997
Services
Preceding station   Chennai MRTS   Following station
Chennai Beach-St.Thomas Mount

Thiruvallikeni is a station on the Chennai MRTS. Located just behind the Marina Campus of the University of Madras along the Marina Beach, it exclusively serves the Chennai MRTS. The station serves the neighbourhood of Triplicane.

History[edit]

Thiruvallikeni station was opened on 19 October 1997, as part of the first phase of the Chennai MRTS network.

Structure[edit]

The station is an elevated one built on the banks of the Buckingham Canal like most other MRTS stations. The station building consists of 940 sq m of parking area in its basement.[1]

Service and connections[edit]

Thiruvallikeni station is the sixth station on the MRTS line to Velachery. In the return direction from Velachery, it is currently the thirteenth station towards Chennai Beach station, which will become the sixteenth station upon completion of the entire stretch up to St. Thomas Mount.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R.Ramanathan. "Presentation on MRTS & Rail facilities in and around Chennai" (PDF). Traffic Transportation and Parking - Session 2. CMDA, Chennai. Retrieved 19 Aug 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chennai Beach - Velachery - Chennai Beach Week days service" (PDF). Southern Railways. Retrieved 18 Aug 2012.