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Chennai Egmore (சென்னை எழும்பூர்) railway station, Chennai, India


Chennai Egmore (formerly known as Madras Egmore) is a railway station in Egmore, Chennai (Madras), South India. The station acts as the arrival and departure point for trains connecting Chennai and southern, central Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This station is known in Tamil as Ezhumbur.

  • The station was actually a fort, called the Egmore Redo, similar to the Leeds Castle, which is a part of Santhome. It is said that the station came up in a place that once used to store ammunition for the British.
  • The Station runs two main lines: Chennai Egmore — Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh & Chennai Egmore — Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.
  • This is one of the two main railway terminals in the city along with Chennai Central (Madras Central) and Chennai Beach (Tambaram suburban railway).
  • Over 75% of the trains starting from Chennai Egmore station pass through Trichy at different times. The Chennai Egmore station has a platform which allows vehicles to be driven up almost to the side of the train—to allow for easy loading/unloading of baggage and passengers.
  • Traffic: As of 2013, the station handles about 35 main line trains and 118 suburban trains, and about 150,000 people daily.
  • Revenue: As of 2013,  its average earning is INR 1.706 million per day.

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