Central Station, Chennai

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Chennai Central, erstwhile Madras Central, is the main railway terminus in the city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras. It lies adjacent to the current headquarters of the Southern Railway, as well as the Ripon Building, and is one of the most important railway hubs in South India. The other major railway hub stations in the city are Chennai Egmore and Tambaram. Chennai Central connects the city to New Delhi and prominent cities of India such as Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Varanasi, Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam and so forth. The 142-year-old building of the railway station, one of the most prominent landmarks of Chennai, was designed by architect George Harding. Along with Chennai Beach, the station is also a main hub for the Chennai Suburban Railway system. Chennai Central serves as a symbolic landmark for people in South India as this station served as the main gateway for all people who travelled to South India during the British times. About 350,000 passengers use the terminus every day. Chennai Egmore, Coimbatore Junction and Chennai Central are the most profitable stations of Southern Railways. As per a report published in 2007 by the Indian Railways, Chennai Central and Secunderabad were awarded 183 points out of a maximum of 300 for cleanliness, the highest in the country. Total 269 passenger trains Start/End/PassThrough Chennai Central. Total 644 Stations are directly connected to Chennai Central via these 269 passenger trains.

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  • In spite of huge floating crowd the railway authorities are maintaining it to the maximum possible level. The travelling passengers should also co operate to maintain it well.

  • One of the main bus stand in Chennai but no maintenance.

  • Good Railway station with Good facilities..

  • 24*7 connectivity, but the buses needs to be changed and should be made more comfortable.

  • Good railway station.

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