Washermanpet railway station

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Washermanpet
Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways
WashermanpetStation WesternEnd.jpg
Western end of Washermanpet railway station
LocationWashermanpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates13°6′31″N 80°16′55″E / 13.10861°N 80.28194°E / 13.10861; 80.28194
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)West, West North and West South lines of Chennai Suburban Railway
Platforms2
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeWST
Fare zoneSouthern Railways
History
Electrified9 August 1979[1]
Previous namesSouth Indian Railway
Location
Washermanpet is located in India
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Location within India
Washermanpet is located in Tamil Nadu
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Washermanpet (Tamil Nadu)

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.

History[edit]

Platform 1 at the station (a view towards east)
A view of the station towards the west

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.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Vehicular subway near the eastern end of the station

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.[2] It is also one the stations of the Chennai Metro Rail, which is under construction.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. IRFCA.org. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ Saravanan, G. (25 May 2011). "Washermenpet needs a computerised counter". IBN Live South. Chennai: IBN Live. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  3. ^ Sreevatsan, Ajai (19 August 2010). "Metro Rail set to be extended to Tiruvottiyur". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 22 September 2012.