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Chennai Metro Route Map Guide

Chennai Metro serves the mass transit needs of the city of Chennai. It currently has its Phase 1 operational and under extension, whereas 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 1435 mm (standard gauge) tracks and overhead catenary carrying an alternating current of 25 kilovolts. Every day, around 1.1 lakh (110,000) people travel on the 42 trains on the system, each of which has four coaches, across a route length of 45.1 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
  • Headquarters: Koyambedu
  • Started Operations in: 2015
  • Daily Timings: 4:22 am to 11:07 pm (Mon–Sat); 7:59 am to 10:03 pm (Sun)
  • Fare: ₹10–60

Chennai Metro Lines

Metro Line Length (Km) Stations Starting Point – End Point
Blue 23.1 17 Washermanpet – Chennai International Airport
Green 22 17 Chennai Central Railway Station – St Thomas Mount

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

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