Perambur Carriage Works railway station

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Perambur Carriage Works railway station
PeramburCarriageWorks View1.jpg
Perambur Carriage Works railway station
Platforms3
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codePCW
Fare zoneSouthern Railways
History
Electrified29 November 1979[1]
Previous namesMadras and Southern Mahratta Railway
Location
Perambur Carriage Works railway station is located in India
Perambur Carriage Works railway station
Perambur Carriage Works railway station
Location within India
Perambur Carriage Works railway station is located in Tamil Nadu
Perambur Carriage Works railway station
Perambur Carriage Works railway station
Perambur Carriage Works railway station (Tamil Nadu)

Perambur Carriage Works is a suburban railway station less than a kilometre from the Perambur railway station in Chennai, India. The station has an elevation of 7.16 m above sea level. Mainly POH and IOH of all type of passenger coaches are undertaken here. The railway department has many facilities around this station, including a school and an indoor sporting facility.

History[edit]

A view of the station towards east

Perambur region, which has been a part of the Chennai city since the mid-18th century, is home to the Southern Railway's workshop, which was established in 1856 to serve the erstwhile Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Company. A combined locomotive, carriage and wagon POH, and coach-building workshop, it was bifurcated in 1932 to deal with carriage and wagon POH activity only, shifting the locomotive overhaul activity to the new Loco workshop built adjacent to the original workshop. Perambur Carriage Works station was built along with the Perambur Loco Works station to serve these two workshops. The workshops, along with other assets, came under the Southern Railway with its formation in 1951, integrating the erstwhile South Indian Railway company, Madras and the Southern Mahratta Railway Company, and Mysore State Railway.

The lines at the station were electrified on 29 November 1979, with the electrification of the Chennai Central–Tiruvallur section.[1]

Developments[edit]

Perambur Carriage Works is one of the railway stations in the Chennai Suburban Railway network that are being developed as Adarsh stations.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. IRFCA.org. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Nemilichery station to be ready in three months". The Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2012.

Coordinates: 13°06′27″N 80°14′20″E / 13.107489°N 80.238771°E / 13.107489; 80.238771