West South Line, Chennai Suburban

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West South Line, Chennai Suburban
Overview
Type Suburban railway
System Chennai Suburban Railway
Status Operational till Villupuram
Termini Chennai Beach (Madras Beach)
Villupuram
Stations 61
Operation
Operator(s) Southern Railway (India)
Depot(s) Avadi
Technical
Line length 289.5 kilometres (179.9 mi) (69 km Suburban, 140 km MEMU and 81 km u/c)
Track gauge Broad gauge
Operating speed 90 km/h (maximum service speed)
West South Line, Chennai Suburban
Chennai Beach — Villupuram
Park Town(Interchange with MRTS)
Chennai Park(Interchange with Suburban)
Chennai Fort
Chennai Central (Interchange with Metro line 1)
Chennai Central (Interchange with Metro line 2)
0 Chennai Beach (Interchange with MRTS)
0 Chennai Central MMC
1.2 Royapuram
2 Basin Bridge
2.8 Washermanpet
4 Vyasarpadi Jeeva
5.6 Perambur
6 Perambur Carriage Works
8 Perambur Loco Works
9 Villivakkam
12 Padi
13 Anna Nagar
12 Korattur
Tirumangalam(Interchange with Metro Line 2)
14 Pattaravakkam
15 Ambattur
17 Thirumullaivoyal
18 Annanur
21 Avadi
24 Hindu College
28 Pattabiram Military Siding
29 Pattabiram Military Siding Engineering Depot
25 Pattabiram
29 Thiruninravur
32 Veppampattu
36 Sevvapet Road
Puttlur
42 Tiruvallur
45 Egattur
Kadambattur
Senjipanambakkam
54 Manavur
58 Thiruvalangadu
Mosur
Puliyamangalam
69 Arakkonam
Melpakam
76 Chitteri
80 Anavardhikhanpettai
86 Mahendravady
90 Sholinghur
94 Thalangai
98 Marudhalam
105 Walajah Road
112 Mukundarayapuram
118 Thiruvalam
124 Seevur
129 Katpadi
138 Vellore
140 Vellore Cantonment
151 Kaniyambadi
160 Kannamangalam
169 Sedarampattu
175 Arani Road
191 Polur
205 Agaram Sibbandi
213 Turijapuram
222 Tiruvannamalai
231 Velanandal
239 Tandarai
242 Andampallam
247 Adhichchanur
256 Tirukoilur
264 Mugaiyur
269 Ayandur
273 Mambalapattu
277 Teli
281 Venkatesapuram
290 Viluppuram

The West South Line of Chennai Suburban Railway is the longest line running west-south from Chennai (Madras) City covering a distance of almost 289 km. Suburban services terminate at Arakkonam and MEMU services currently run till Vellore Cantonment which will be extended up to Villupuram upon completion of Vellore Cantonment and Villupuram section.

Sections[edit]

Chennai Beach (Madras Beach) - Tiruvallur[edit]

  • This section has 2 dedicated lines for suburban train operations apart from 2 main line for mixed traffic.
  • EMUs are operated along 3rd and 4th main lines during peak hours.
  • 5th and 6th rail lines are planned.
  • 9-car EMU are operated in this sector. 12-car EMU are planned to be introduced by 2017 end.

Tiruvallur - Arakkonam[edit]

  • This section also has 2 dedicated lines for suburban train operations apart from 2 main line for mixed traffic.
  • 3rd rail line & 4th rail line construction was completed in 2016.
  • 9-car and 8-car EMU & MEMU are operated in this sector.

Arakkonam - Katpadi[edit]

  • Suburban trains operate in the 2 main lines.
  • 9-car and 12-car EMU are operated in this sector.

Katpadi - Vellore Cantonment[edit]

  • MEMU service operate between Chennai Beach and Vellore Cantonment via Katpadi.

Vellore Cantonment -Tiruvannamalai- Villupuram[edit]

  • This section has been gauge converted and is being electrified along with passenger services are operating since June. Currently five passenger trains ply over this section