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Pattaravakkam railway station

Tracks  4
Platforms in use  2
Parking  Available
Pattaravakkam railway station
Location  Pattaravakkam, 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
Address  Periyakulam, Sidco Industrial Estate, Ambattur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600053
Owners  Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Similar  Annanur railway station, Thirumullaivoyal railway station, Korattur railway station, Ambattur railway station, Puttlur railway station

Pattaravakkam railway station is one of the railway station of the Chennai Central–Arakkonam section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. Located about 14 km from Chennai Central railway station, the station serves the neighbourhoods of Pattaravakkam and Ambattur Industrial Estate and other smaller suburbs such as Karukku, Kallikuppam, and Menambedu. It has an elevation of 16.01 m above sea level. It is a suburb of Chennai City.

History

The first lines in the station were electrified on 29 November 1979, with the electrification of the Chennai Central–Tiruvallur section. Additional lines at the station were electrified on 2 October 1986, with the electrification of the Villivakkam–Avadi section.

Layout

The station has four tracks, two exclusively for suburban trains. The suburban tracks are served by a side platform and an island platform. The station's entrance and the ticket counter are located on the side platform. The platforms are connected by means of a footbridge for pedestrians.

Facilities

The station is devoid of several basic amenities for several years now. An odd 48 sq ft room is the sole staff building in the station, which houses the only ticket counter of the station. There is no room for the station master or any other security staff in the station.

Traffic

The station handles at least 5,000 to 6,000 commuters a day, which accounts for a financial turnout of 50,000 every day.

Developments

A 1.15 km long, two-laned road overbridge with 21 spans serves the level crossing no. 5 near the station. In 2009, the government sanctioned the 350-million project, which was jointly built by the State Highways and the Southern Railway, but the construction work began in June 2011. It was opened to traffic in June 2014. It connects Aavin Dairy Road in Ambattur with Karukku Main Road.

References

Pattaravakkam railway station Wikipedia


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