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Chennai Metro: Route, Timings and Fare

Chennai Metro serves the mass transit needs of the city of Chennai. Currently, Phase 1 is operational and under extension, while Phase 2 is under planning and tendering. The system has no at-grade tracks, and trains either run on elevated viaducts or underground. Chennai Metro uses 1,435 mm (standard gauge) tracks and overhead catenary carrying an alternating current of 25 kilovolts. Every day, around 2 lakh (200,000) people travel on the 52 trains on the system, each of which has four coaches, across a route length of 54.6 km

Chennai Metro Quick Info

  • Owner: Chennai Metro Rail Limited (jointly formed by Government of Tamil Nadu and Government of India)
  • Serving Cities: Chennai only
  • Number of Lines: 2 (operational) 4 (under construction)
  • Headquarters: Koyambedu
  • Started Operations in: 2015
  • Chennai Metro Timings: 5:00 am to 11:00 pm (Mon–Sat); 7:59 am to 10:03 pm (Sun)
  • Fare: ₹10–60

Chennai Metro Lines

Currently, only two Chennai Metro lines, i.e. the Blue Line and Green Line are operational. The Purple Line, Red Line, and Orange Line are under construction. These upcoming lines will be partly elevated and partly underground.

Metro Line Length (Km) Stations Starting Point – End Point
Blue 32.6 26 Wimco Nagar Depot– Chennai International Airport
Green 22 17 Chennai Central Railway Station – St Thomas Mount

The table below summarises the Chennai Metro lines.

Metro Line

Route

Total Length (in km)

Number of Stations

Status

Blue Line

Wimco Nagar Depot– Chennai International Airport

32.6

26

Operational

Green Line

Chennai Central Railway Station – St Thomas Mount

22

17

Operational

Inter Corridor Line

Chennai Central – Chennai International Airport

 

14

Operational

Purple Line

Madhavaram  Milk Colony – Siruseri Sipcot 2

45.8

50

Under Construction

Orange Line

Lighthouse – Poonamallee Bypass

26.1

30

Under Construction

Red Line

Madhavaram  Milk Colony – Sholinganallur

47

48

Under Construction

Blue Line

The list below is of the stations covered on the Chennai Metro Blue Line.

Station Name

Interchange/Connections

Wimco Nagar Depot

Chennai Suburban Railways

Wimco Nagar

Chennai Suburban Railways

Tiruvottriyur

Bus Terminus

Tiruvottriyur Theradi

 

Kaladipet

 

Tollgate

Bus Terminus

New Washermanpet

 

Tondiarpet

 

Sir Theagaraya College

 

Washermanpet

Chennai Suburban Railways

Mannadi

 

High Court

Bus Terminus

Puratchi Thalaivar  Dr M.G. Ramachandran Central

Green Line, Inter Corridor Line, Chennai Central Railway Station, Chennai Park Suburban, Chennai Moore Market Suburban, Chennai Park Town MRTS

Government Estate

Inter Corridor Line

LIC

Inter Corridor Line

Thousand Lights

Inter Corridor Line, Purple Line

AG – DMS

Inter Corridor Line

Teynampet

Inter Corridor Line

Nandanam

Inter Corridor Line, Orange Line

Saidapet

Inter Corridor Line

Little Mount

Inter Corridor Line

Guindy

Inter Corridor Line, Chennai Suburban Railways

Arignar Anna Alandur

Inter Corridor Line, Green Line, Red Line

Nanganallur Road

Inter Corridor Line

Meenambakkam

Inter Corridor Line, Chennai Suburban Railways

Chennai International Airport

Inter Corridor Line, Chennai Suburban Railways, Chennai International Airport

Pallavaram

Inter Corridor Line

Kothandam Nagar

Inter Corridor Line

Chromepet

Inter Corridor Line

Mahalakshmi Colony

Inter Corridor Line

Thiru.Vi.Ka.Nagar

Inter Corridor Line

Tambaram

Inter Corridor Line

Irubuliyur

Inter Corridor Line

Peerkankaranai

Inter Corridor Line

Perungalathur

Inter Corridor Line

Vandalur

Inter Corridor Line

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Inter Corridor Line, Purple Line

Kilambakkam

Inter Corridor Line, Bus Terminus, Purple Line

*Note: The stations from Pallavaram to Kilambakkam are under construction. They will be fully operational in the coming years.

Green Line

The list below is of the stations covered on the Chennai Metro Green Line.

Station Name

Interchange/Connections

Puratchi Thalaivar

Dr M.G. Ramachandran Central

Inter Corridor Line, Chennai Central Railway Station, Chennai Park Suburban, Chennai Park Town MRTS, Chennai Moore Market Suburban

Egmore

Chennai Egmore Railway Station, Chennai Suburban Railways

Nehru Park

 

Kilpauk Medical College

Purple Line

Pachaiyappa’s College

 

Shenoy Nagar

 

Anna Nagar East

 

Anna Nagar Tower

 

Thirumangalam 

Red Line

Koyambedu

 

Koyambedu Depot

 

Puratchi Thalaivi Dr. J. Jayalalithaa CMBT

Red Line, Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus

Arumbakkam

 

Vadapalani

Orange Line

Ashok Nagar

 

Ekkattuthangal

 

Arignar Anna Alandur

Inter Corridor Line, Red Line

St. Thomas Mount

Red Line, Chennai Suburban Railways, MRTS

Inter Corridor Line

The list below is of the stations covered on the Chennai Metro Inter-Corridor Line.

Station Name

Interchange/Connections

Puratchi Thalaivar

Dr M.G. Ramachandran Central

Blue Line, Chennai Central Railway Station, Chennai Park Suburban, Chennai Park Town MRTS, Chennai Moore Market Suburban

Government Estate

Blue Line

LIC

Blue Line

Thousand Lights

Blue Line, Purple Line

AG – DMS

Blue Line

Teynampet

Blue Line

Nandanam

Blue Line, Orange Line

Saidapet

Blue Line

Little Mount

Blue Line

Guindy

Blue Line, Chennai Suburban Railways

Arignar Anna Alandur

Blue Line, Red Line

Nanganallur Road

Blue Line

Meenambakkam

Blue Line, Chennai Suburban Railways

Chennai International Airport

Blue Line, Chennai Suburban Railways,  Chennai International Airport

Pallavaram

Blue Line

Kothandam Nagar

Blue Line

Chromepet

Blue Line

Mahalakshmi Colony

Blue Line

Thiru.Vi.Ka.Nagar

Blue Line

Tambaram

Blue Line

Irubuliyur

Blue Line

Peerkankaranai

Blue Line

Perungalathur

Blue Line

Vandalur

Blue Line

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Blue Line, Purple Line

Kilambakkam

Blue Line, Purple Line, Bus Terminus

*Note: The stations from Pallavaram to Kilambakkam are under construction. They will be fully operational in the coming years.

Purple Line

The list below is of the stations covered on the Chennai Metro Purple Line.

Station Name

Interchange/Connections

Madhavaram Milk Colony

Red Line

Thapal Petti

 

Murari Hospital

 

Moolakadai

 

Sembiyam

 

Perambur Market

 

Perambur

Chennai Suburban Railways

Ayanavaram

Bus Terminus

Otteri

 

Pattalam

 

Perambur Barracks Road

 

Doveton Junction

 

Purasaiwakkam High Road

 

Kellys

 

Kilpauk Medical College

Green Line

Chetpet

Chennai Suburban Railways

Sterling Road Junction

 

Nungambakkam

 

Gemini

 

Thousand Lights

Blue Line

Royapettah Government Hospital

 

Radhakrishnan Road

 

Thirumayilai

Chennai Suburban Railways, Orange Line

Mandaiveli

Bus Terminus

Greenways Road

 

Adyar Junction

 

Adyar

Bus Terminus

Indira- Nagar

 

Thiruvanmiyur

Chennai Suburban Railways

Tharamani Link Road

 

Nehru Nagar

 

Kandanchavadi

 

Perungudi

 

Thoraipakkam

 

Mettukuppam

 

PTC Colony

 

Okkiyampet

 

Karapakkam

 

Okkiyam Thoraipakkam

 

Sholinganallur

Red Line

Sholinganallur Lake

 

Sri Ponniamman Koil

 

Sathyabama University

 

St. Joseph’s College

 

Semmancheri

 

Gandhi Nagar

 

Navallur

 

Siruseri

 

Sipcot 1

 

Sipcot 2

 

Orange Line

The list below is of the stations covered on the Chennai Metro Orange Line.

Station Name

Interchange/Connections

Lighthouse

 

Foreshore Estate Road

 

Kutchery Road

 

Thirumaylai

Chennai Suburban Railways MRTS, Purple Line

Alwarpet

 

Bharathidasan Road

 

Adyar Gate Junction

 

Nandanam

Blue Line

Natesan Park

 

Panagal Park

 

Kodambakkam

Chennai Suburban Railways

Meenakshi College

 

Power House at Damro

 

Vadapalani

Green Line

Saligramam

 

Avichi School

 

Alwarthiru Nagar

Red Line

Valasaravakkam

Red Line

Karambakkam

Red Line

Alapakkam Junction

Red Line

Porur Junction

Red Line

Chennai Bypass Crossing

 

Ramachandra Hospital

 

Iyyapanthangal

Bus Depot

Kattupakkam

 

Kumananchavadi

 

Karayanchavadi

 

Mullai Thottam

 

Poonamallee

Bus Terminus

Poonamallee Bypass

 

Red Line

The list below is of the stations covered on the Chennai Metro Red Line.

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

Madhavaram Depot

 

Madhavaram Milk Colony

Purple Line

Venugopal Nagar

 

Assisi Nagar

 

Manjambakkam

 

Velmurugan Nagar

 

Madhavaram Mofussil Bus Terminal

Bus Terminus

Shastri-Nagar

 

Retteri Junction

 

Kolathur Junction

 

Srinivasa Nagar

 

Villivakkam

Chennai Suburban Railways

Villivakkam Bus Terminus

Bus Terminus

Nathamuni

 

Anna Nagar Depot

Bus Terminus

Thirumangalam

Green Line

Kendriya Vidyalaya

 

Kaliammankoil Street Junction

 

Puratchi Thalaivi Dr. J. Jayalalithaa CMBT

Green Line, Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal

Grain Market

 

Sai Nagar

Bus Stop

Elango Nagar

Bus Stop

Alwarthirunagar

Orange Line

Valasaravakkam

Orange Line

Karambakkam

Orange Line

Alapakkam Junction

Orange Line

Porur Junction

Orange Line

Mugalivakkam

 

DLF IT SEZ

 

Sathya Nagar

 

Chennai Trade Centre

 

Butt Road

 

Arignar Anna Alandur

Blue Line, Green Line, Inter Corridor Line

St. Thomas Mount

Green Line, Chennai Suburban Railways

Adambakkam

Chennai Suburban Railways

Vanuvampet

 

Puzhuthivakkam

Chennai Suburban Railways

Madipakkam

 

Kilkattalai

 

Echangadu

 

Kovilambakkam

 

Vellakkal

 

Medavakkam Koot Road

 

Kamaraj Garden Street

 

Medavakkam Junction

 

Perumbakkam

 

Global Hospital

 

Elcot

 

Sholinganallur

Purple Line

Chennai Metro Lesser-Known Facts

  • Second rapid transit system in the city after the Chennai Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) 
  • A woman piloted the first train on the system
  • All trains travel at up to 80 km/h
  • Trains can be operated driverlessly
  • Trains have a capacity of 1200 commuters

Chennai Metro Route Map

Chennai Metro Map

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