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: