The Blue Line of Chennai Metro first became operational on September 21st, 2016. The line runs from south-western Chennai towards the northeast.
- Inaugurated in: 21 September 2016
- Number of Stations: 26 Stations
- Timings: 5:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Ticket Price: Rs.10 to Rs.50
Chennai Metro Blue Line Map
Chennai Metro Blue Line Interesting Facts
- Blue Line consists of a total of 26 metro stations along the stretch. Out of the 26 metro stations, 13 are underground, and 13 are elevated.
- The trains on Blue Line, consisting of four coaches, have a maximum speed of 80 km/h and headway of 5–15 minutes.
- Overhead wires, carrying 25-kilovolt alternating current, and 1435 mm (standard gauge) tracks are used on the line.
- Chennai Metro Rail Authority has decided to introduce driverless metro trains in the Phase II project. The first driverless Chennai Metro service is expected to be launched in 2026.
- As per the reports released by metro officials, Chennai Metro Rail Limited has planned to purchase 138 three-coach driverless metro trains in the Rs.61,843 crore worth Phase II project.
Stations on Blue Line
|Wimco Nagar Depot||Chennai Suburban Railways|
|Wimco Nagar||Chennai Suburban Railways|
|Tollgate||Bus Terminus||Hotels near Tollgate|
|Sir Theagaraya College||Hotels near Sir Theagaraya College|
|Washermanpet||Hotels near Washermanpet|
|Mannadi||Hotels near 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||Hotels near LIC|
|Thousand Lights||Inter Corridor Line, Purple Line|
|AG-DMS||Inter Corridor Line|
|Teynampet||Inter Corridor Line||Hotels near Teynampet|
|Nandanam||Inter Corridor Line, Orange Line|
|Saidapet||Inter Corridor Line|
|Little Mount||Inter Corridor Line||Hotels near Little Mount|
|Guindy||Inter Corridor Line, Chennai Suburban Railways|
|Arignar Anna Alandur||Inter Corridor Line, Green Line, Red Line||Hotels near Alandur|
|Nanganallur Road||Inter Corridor Line|
|Meenambakkam||Inter Corridor Line, Chennai Suburban Railways|
|Chennai International Airport||Inter Corridor Line, Chennai Suburban Railways, Chennai International Airport||Hotels near Chennai International Airport|
|Pallavaram||Inter Corridor Line|
|Kothandam Nagar||Inter Corridor Line|
|Chromepet||Inter Corridor Line||Hotels in Chromepet|
|Mahalakshmi Colony||Inter Corridor Line|
|Thiru.Vi.Ka.Nagar||Inter Corridor Line|
|Tambaram||Inter Corridor Line||Hotels near Tambaram|
|Irumbuliyur||Inter Corridor Line|
|Peerkankaranai||Inter Corridor Line|
|Perungalathur||Inter Corridor Line|
|Vandalur||Inter Corridor Line|
|Arignar Anna Zoological Park||Inter Corridor Line, Purple Line||Hotels near Arignar Anna Zoological Park|
|Kilambakkam||Inter Corridor Line, Bus Terminus, Purple Line|
Top Attractions Connected by Blue Line
|Attraction||Nearest Station||Distance from Nearest Station (Km)|
|St Thomas Mount National Shrine||Nanganallur Road||1.7|
|Guindy National Park||Guindy||2.6|
|Thousand Lights Mosque||Thousand Lights||0.7|
|Spencer Plaza Mall||Thousand Lights||0.5|
|Express Avenue Mall||Thousand Lights||0.8|
|Fort St George||High Court||1.5|
|Marina Beach||Government Estate||2.9|
|MA Chidambaram Stadium||Government Estate||1.9|
|Government Museum||Government Estate||2|
|Vivekananda House||Government Estate||2.9|
|MGR Museum||Government Estate||1.9|
|Parthasarathyswamy Temple||Government Estate||2.2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many metro stations are there on the Blue Line?
A. Currently, the Blue Line Chennai Metro is running on 26 stations.
Q. Which is the 1st station on the Blue Line metro in Chennai?
A. Wimco Nagar Depot is the initial station on the Blue Line.
Q. Which is Chennai’s most popular station on the Blue Line metro?
A. The most popular stations on the Blue Line are Wimco Nagar, Tollgate, Central, LIC, Arignar Anna Alandur, Chennai International Airport, and Vandalur.
Q. Who made the Blue Line metro in Chennai?
A. Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) manages all the operations of Chennai Metro.
Q. Which is the cleanest metro line in Chennai?
A. The Chennai Metro has made significant efforts to maintain cleanliness by implementing regular cleaning schedules, and waste management systems, and educating passengers about maintaining cleanliness inside the trains and stations.
Q. What is the timing of the first train from a Blue Line in Chennai?
A. The first train departure time on the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro is 5:00 am.
Q. What is the timing of the last train from the Blue Line in Chennai?
A. The last train departure time on the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro is 11:00 pm.