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Padi railway station

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Fare zone  Southern Railways
Platforms in use  1
Closed  2007
Tracks  1
Location  Padi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Owned by  Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)  West line of Chennai Suburban Railway
Structure type  Standard on-ground station
Owners  Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Similar  Perambur Carriage Works rail, Korattur railway station, Pattaravakkam railway station, Perambur Loco Works rail, Anna Nagar railway st

Padi railway station is one of the two, now defunct, railway stations of the extended southern arm of the Chennai Central–Arakkonam section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network, the other one being Anna Nagar railway station. It served the neighbourhood of Padi, a suburb of Chennai. The station is located at the junction of 100-feet Inner Ring Road—MTH Road, known as the Padi junction.

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History

In 2003, a 3.09 km-long railway line, initially used by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at Perambur for moving newly built coaches from shell to furnishing division of the factory, was strengthened at a cost of 72.9 million for operating passenger services. Two new stations, namely, Padi and Anna Nagar, were built and 13 existing bridges were renovated and the work was completed in five months. The railway station and the EMU services were inaugurated by the then Union Minister of State for Railways, A. K. Moorthy. Between 2003 and 2007, five suburban trains were being run from Anna Nagar to Chennai Beach via Villivakkam. In 2007, the service was discontinued due to construction of a rotary at the Padi junction replacing the level-crossing. Though the rotary was completed in 2009, services were not restored. However, in 2011, the railways planned to resume services in this section as a feeder service with six-car EMUs.

Patronage

The service during its operational years, however, had a low patronage.

However, unlike the rest of the Chennai Suburban Railway network, there is only one line in this section. In addition, the traffic congestion resulting due to closure of a gate near the Padi railway station limited the operation to five pairs of EMU services between Chennai Beach and Anna Nagar.

References

Padi railway station Wikipedia


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