Chennai local train types

By: CMRL | Last updated: Mar 25th, 2024 at 5:27pm

Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu in India and is a busy city with a diverse population. The city has an extensive public transport network, including sub-urban trains, MRTS, MTC, and Metro trains. Many people use Chennai sub-urban trains or MRTS trains for daily commutes as they are cost-effective. These trains operate across three lines: Chennai Central to Sulurpetta, Chennai to Tirupati and Tirupati, and Chennai to Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram.

Chennai Suburban Train types:

Suburban Fast: It is one of the special trains which is operated in suburban railways in Chennai, peoples traveling to point to point long distance stations can easily opt for this fast train. The fast local train will stop at one of the main stations in between the routes. so it will reduce the traveling time in peak hours. For example, Chennai to Arakkonam is one the busiest routes on the suburban railway line, During peaking and office hours, it will take 2 to 3 hours to travel from Chennai to Arakonam but using Arakonam fast, it will reduce 1.5 hours from 3 hours. so working professionals can easily reach the home within a time.

Suburban Female (Ladies): it is also one of the special trains which are operated by the suburban railway in Chennai, this train only contains a ladies’ compartment. Only ladies are eligible to travel on this train.

Suburban ordinary: This is the classic version of the suburban railway, except for ladies’ local train and fast train in Chennai, others are all considered ordinary. The ordinary local train will stop at every station towards the destination.

MRTS: The Mass rapid transport system, Chennai MRTS opened in 1995 from Chennai Beach to Cheapak and later in 2007 it was extended to Vellachery, and to St. Thomas Mount (under construction). So MRTS, from Chennai beach to Vellacherry the MRTS train route is fully elevated. so people can travel between inter-city stations easily by using MRTS Trains.

Also check: Chennai Local Train route