Pics @ Chennai Egmore Railway Station


Sometimes we miss the extraordinary sights in the locations we visit frequently. One such location is the second major railway station of Chennai: Egmore/எழும்பூர் Railway Station. This gem of a structure with a high dome was constructed by the British and was initially opened to the public in 1908. 

Although the Chennai Central is the main rail terminus and junction for the city, a considerable number of trains, especially to South/Central Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Hyderabad and even Mumbai start from here. This station has two entrances – one from the Gandhi Irwin Road and another from the Poonamalle High Road side, constructed recently. The Beach – Tambaram Electric Trains runs through this station and stops here.

Recently, when I came back from Thirukkadaiyur/Poompuhar/Mayiladuthurai, I stopped to wonder at the excellent building housing the railway station and decided to click a few pics in the night, before going to the nearby bike parking. Here they are:





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Photo credit: By Destination8infinity (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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14 Replies to “Pics @ Chennai Egmore Railway Station”

  1. Thanks for introducing the Egmore Railway station. We never go to this station. Somehow we go to the Central station to catch trains.

    This looks beautiful. Is it renovated recently? Looks new. Must go to Egmore just to see the beautiful place.

    1. Yes, I think it was painted recently or something. This station also has an escalator. Do book a train that starts from here – there are many! 🙂

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  2. Superb captures Rajesh! The Egmore station looks magnificent in night mode… I ever know it has such elegant architecture and designs. Though I haven’t been there before, your photos want me to go checking the structure 🙂

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