Washermanpet railway station
|Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways|
Western end of Washermanpet railway station
|Location||Washermanpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Owned by||Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways|
|Line(s)||West, West North and West South lines of Chennai Suburban Railway|
|Structure type||Standard on-ground station|
|Fare zone||Southern Railways|
|Electrified||9 August 1979|
|Previous names||South Indian Railway|
Washermanpet railway station is one of the railway stations in Chennai, India. It is one of the stations of the Chennai Beach–Gummidipoondi and Chennai Beach-Arakkonam sections of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. It serves the neighbourhood of Washermanpet, Korukkupet and Tondiarpet. It is situated at Washermanpet, with an elevation of 9 m above sea level. The station lies at the eastern end of the 'diamond' junction of Chennai's railway network, where all the lines of the Chennai Suburban Railway meet.
On 9 August 1979, the lines at the station were electrified with the electrification of the Chennai Beach–Basin Bridge section. The lines from Royapuram to Korukkupet were electrified on 26 September 1987.
Despite being in the vicinity of important institutions such as Stanley Hospital and RSRM Hospital, the station lacks several basic passenger amenities. There has been a demand for a computerised railway reservation counter at the station. It is also one the stations of the Chennai Metro Rail, which is under construction.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Washermanpet railway station.|
- "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. IRFCA.org. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
- Saravanan, G. (25 May 2011). "Washermenpet needs a computerised counter". IBN Live South. Chennai: IBN Live. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
- Sreevatsan, Ajai (19 August 2010). "Metro Rail set to be extended to Tiruvottiyur". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
|Next station east/north-east:
|West South Line, Chennai Suburban||Next station west/west-south:
|Stop number: 3||KM from start: 0|