Chennai Central Station

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Chennai Central Station


  • Formerly known as Madras Central, before Madras was renamed Chennai
  • It was opened in 1873 and designed by George Harding
  • Madras Central was part of South Indian Railway Company during the British Empire’s rule
  • It was used as a main gateway to travel to Southern India
  • Today, the station is still a prominent landmark in Chennai
  • It is an extremely busy station, with over 350,000 passengers are using the station everyday
  • The location is noted for its use in a number of films, TV programmes and novels

How to get there

  • From Chennai International Airport (MAA) the journey is just under an hour by train with Tirusulam Railway Station being the closest station

Explore Chennai

  • Chennai was formerly known as Madras until 1996
  • Chennai is the fourth largest metropolitan city of India
  • It has an estimated population of over 7 million people
  • The state is a major exporter of IT and is often referred to as the automobile capital of India
  • It is also famously known for its art and culture; often considered as the cultural and educational hub of Southern India
  • Popular attractions include: Marina Beach, Fort St. George and Kapaleeshwar Temple
  • There are a number of restaurants to experience authentic Indian dishes



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