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MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)
சென்னை சென்ட்ரல்     चेन्नै सेन्ट्रल
[Madras Central]

Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

Kannappar Thidal, Station Rd, Periyamet, Chennai Central, Tamil Nadu 600003
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 8 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Chennai
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Type of Station: Terminus
Number of Platforms: 12
Number of Halting Trains: 38
Number of Originating Trains: 73
Number of Terminating Trains: 75
Rating: 4.1/5 (610 votes)
cleanliness - good (79)
porters/escalators - good (77)
food - good (79)
transportation - excellent (79)
lodging - good (70)
railfanning - good (75)
sightseeing - excellent (75)
safety - good (76)

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Station Tip
General
0 Followers
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Nov 26 2015 (09:58)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

akku   781 blog posts   633 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 1661788            Tags   Past Edits
Free Internet speed at Chennai railway station.
Never expected this speed

5259 views
Mar 13 2016 (13:04)
te amo dolly^~   6445 blog posts   5964 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1661788-1            Tags   Past Edits
Kindly provide way to get access to this facility.
Any password or PNR registration or its just open wifi ?

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Mar 13 2016 (14:26)
Invincible Indian Vikrant*^~   30160 blog posts   67393 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1661788-2            Tags   Past Edits
Just conection wifi and provide mobile number for otp and u will able to access net connectivity

5125 views
Mar 13 2016 (18:19)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०*^~   7496 blog posts   4518 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 1661788-3            Tags   Past Edits
It's only for 30 mins, Railwire facility

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Yesterday (21:47)
manindersaini3   79 blog posts   55 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1661788-4            Tags   Past Edits
Try to appreciate what you're getting in free, you ain't paying nothing for this 1mpbs speed, are you? cheers
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Station Tip
Food/Restaurants
0 Followers
2981 views
Aug 01 2016 (16:53)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

soundr   57 blog posts
Entry# 1948592            Tags   Past Edits
In the food stall by Rail aahar, there is no concern for change. Though the prices appear cheap, the quantity is less; but have to agree its ok when compared to other outlets.
Rathna cafe is open till 1:30 AM and starts again at around 3:45AM. Be ware that the parcel idlis in boxes are something in the shelf till they get sold. Morning few boxes of idlis and sambar vessels arrive. But they are served for the people who consume it there only. If you want parcel, you will get old stock for sure. (I was sitting in front of Rathna Cafe for the entire night from 10:30 PM to morning 6:00 AM) About 90 Rs for 2 iddlis is really
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hard to acccept :( Thankfully the staff was quite generous in providing sambhar and chutnies :D
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Station Tip
General
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3953 views
Jul 17 2016 (17:53)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

First trip of 2017 in 12657   8704 blog posts   8552 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 1932575            Tags   Past Edits
Finally! Coach position indicators have been installed in all the PFs just a few months back. Now there will be no hassle in searching for your coaches. Restaurants like Ratna Cafe,Thalapakatti Biryani,Anjappar,etc. available near PF.No.9. Also cloak room is available near PF.No.9. AC waiting hall is available near PF.No.6. Its better to book your own cab to your destination from the station.

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Aug 31 2016 (20:19)
Sayan Mukherjee   8 blog posts
Re# 1932575-1            Tags   Past Edits
can u please send me the details about AC waiting room ?? its atrrif and booking procedure please ??
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Station Tip
Rail Fanning
0 Followers
3589 views
Dec 23 2014 (17:43)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

EVA Air B777 300ER   601 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1317605            Tags   Past Edits
If its urgent to travel from Chennai to Bangalore and dont have direct train at the time ....take any train towards Jolarpettai and get down at VANIYAMBADI or AMBUR (Kovai Exp has no stop at Vaniyambadi).......Many buses plying on Asian Highway 45 (AH45) will take you to Bangalore via Krishnagiri, Hosur in 2h 30min to 3hr.
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Station Tip
Pilgrimage
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Dec 04 2013 (18:14)   NDL/Nandyal Junction (3 PFs)

✿ఛుక్ 🚃 ఛుక్ 🚃 రైలు✿~   3893 blog posts   149 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 925258            Tags   Past Edits
Nandyal is surrounded by nine temples of Lord Shiva,called Nava Nandi.
These nine temples are Mahanandi, Shivanandi, Vinayakanandi,
Somanandi, Prathamanandi, Garudanandi, Suryanandi,
Krishnanandi (also called Vishnunandi) and Naganandi.
Mahanandi is the most
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famous of all with a rush of tourists and devotees every year.
Omkaram is another famous Siva temple very close to Nandyal.
They attract a large number of devotees throughout the year.
Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple is nearby Nandyal.It has the world's largest Nandi idol.
The devotees believe that the Nandi idol in front of the temple is continuously increasing its size.
As per Archaeological Survey of India
the rock grows at the rate of 1 inch per 20 years (10 mm per 8 years).
Siva, Parvathi and Nandi are the deities worshipped here.
Ahobilam,65 km from Nandyal has the famous temple of Narasimha Swamy,
one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
Nandyal is also the gateway to Belum Caves, mahanandi and Srisailam.
Mahanandi link
click here
Ahobilam link
click here
Yaganti link
click here
Belum Caves link
click here
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Station Tip
Lodging
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2515 views
Nov 18 2016 (09:26)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

SBG Loop~   529 blog posts   10 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 2063764            Tags   Past Edits
Gents AC Dormitory at MAS, in front of PF 3.
It is well maintained cabin privacy dorm @ Rs. 265 for 12 hours and Rs 600 for 24 hours stay. Single bed as well as double bed cabin available.
Neat and clean Washroom and Bathing facility. Luggage can be locked in under bed storage.
One needs to carry an extra cover as AC
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is chilling and you will not feel necessity to to turn on the fan.
Lady in-charge knows only Tamil and no other language (not any other South Indian language), so bear with her. It may appear that she is taking rude but its not so, was polite with me, despite language barrier.
Dorm gets full by 9 pm for night stay, during day its generally available.

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Nov 24 2016 (21:02)
Kishor*^~   4495 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 2063764-1            Tags   Past Edits
Now a part of slot too is available for staying in RR, as announced by IR ...
irctc web site showed it....
Is it, means part booking minimum three hours onward ... available in person also ...
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Station Tip
Sightseeing
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1596 views
Nov 06 2016 (19:03)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Karthik Iyer^~   1933 blog posts   10074 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 2050719            Tags   Past Edits
Sightseeing in Chennai
Ampa Skywalk
Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Armenian Church
Birla Planetarium
Church
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of Our Lady of Light
Covelong
Edward Elliot's Beach
Fort St. George
Golden Beach
Government Museum
Guindy National Park
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Kishkinta
Lighthouse
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
Madhya Kailash
Madras War Cemetery
Marina Beach
Marundeeswarar Temple
Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane
Puzhal aeri
Queens Land
Ripon Building
San Thome Basilica
SDAT Tennis Stadium
Semmozhi Poonga
St. Thomas Mount
Thousand Lights Mosque
Thyagaraja Temple Tiruvottiyur
Vadapalani Andavar Temple
Valluvar Kottam
VGP Universal Kingdom
Vivekanandar Illam
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Station Tip
Rail Fanning
0 Followers
1938 views
Oct 02 2016 (17:38)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

🚉🚉गोरखपुर विद्युत लोको शेड🚎🚎~   1326 blog posts   183 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2009113            Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railway's First Ever All Women Passenger Facilitation Centre opened at Chennai Central today by @DrmChennai
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Station Tip
Auto/Taxi/Bus
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7670 views
Dec 13 2015 (22:36)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11027 blog posts   2554 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 1678873            Tags   Past Edits
Never take an auto. Book a cab if you're not comfortable with public transport. I repeat for the sake of your hard earned money. NEVER take an auto.

6630 views
Dec 14 2015 (00:24)
So Paddy Got Up~   2651 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1678873-1            Tags   Past Edits
No chance of bargaining??
my experience in south is that once they realize you don't speak local language they ask at least thrice the amount. is it the same case here??

6581 views
Dec 14 2015 (06:34)
DJ™^~   15426 blog posts   185343 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1678873-2            Tags   Past Edits
Their demand starts from 100's and goes on multiplying for outsiders

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Dec 14 2015 (14:08)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11027 blog posts   2554 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 1678873-3            Tags   Past Edits
More dreadful than them overcharging you is them tricking you. If you know Tamil, it'd be all fine (even the legal charges are pretty high though). But yes, in outsiders they see goldmines. And in all probability they'd go for mining the mine.

6706 views
Dec 15 2015 (09:54)
docdiablo23*^~   1117 blog posts   4786 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1678873-4            Tags   Past Edits
Actually share auto would be a better option. Used to take a share auto every time I went to Virugambakkam. I am not sure if they cover different places with ease, but if you were to get one, then nothing like it.
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Station Tip
Sightseeing
0 Followers
9376 views
Nov 12 2013 (15:00)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Nirmal~   276 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 904183            Tags   Past Edits
Way to reach the famous Marina Beach(the second largest beach in the world) by train from Chennai Central.
From Chennai Central main building(Red clock tower building) use the GH sub way to cross the Road and walk towards the perpendicular road. You will reach Park town station on the left hand side. Take a train which goes to Velachery. Get down in Chepauk which is the second station from Park Town.
Once got down, walk to the ground floor of the station and take the left side exit. (Opposite to MAC Cricket Stadium
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exit). You will be seeing a perpendicular road with Red colour old government buildings on either side. Just keep walking on this road for some five minutes. You will reach Kamarajar Salai near PWD Building main entrance. Cross the main road and there you reach "The Marina Beach".. Enjoy!!!!

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Nov 12 2013 (15:06)
Bhaskar Boss*^   675 blog posts   690 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 904183-1            Tags   Past Edits
Tiruvallikeni Station is much nearby to Marina Beach than Chepauk Station!!!!!!

7702 views
Nov 12 2013 (15:11)
अबकी बार कमल का फूल*^~   29831 blog posts   3122 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 904183-2            Tags   Past Edits
complicated

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Nov 12 2013 (15:13)
Nirmal~   276 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 904183-3            Tags   Past Edits
If you get down in Tiruvallikeni Station you will be too far from MGR Memorial and the shops in Marina beach.. Tats y I mentioned Chepauk rather than Tiruvallikeni Station

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Nov 17 2013 (16:27)
BMTIR*^~   21253 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 904183-4            Tags   Past Edits
going by bus will be much simpler to travel on the complete beach road- 21G starting from depot is generally available early in the mornings from Central station itself to reach beach areas
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