Chennai Metro Rail- Route Map, Timings, Latest Fare [2023]

Chennai Metro is currently the fourth-longest operational metro rail network in India. The city is also known for its fast-paced lifestyle and dense population because of its IT Industry. To address the increasing traffic congestion and provide a comfortable mode of public transportation, The Chennai Metro Rail was officially launched on 29 June 2015, before that phase-1 was partially opened. It’s a joint venture project led by Chennai Metro Rail Limited [CMRL], the Central Government, and the government of Chennai.

People frequently use public transport, and adding the Metro rail Chennai to public transportation made their travel much more accessible. Eventually, The metro gained popularity and became a reliable mode of transportation, with millions of commuters using its services daily. So, here is a comprehensive guide to Chennai Metro Rail, including its route map, timings, and fare.

Chennai Metro Rail-Route Map, Timings, Fare

Chennai Metro Route Map:

Chennai Metro Has Two operational Lines, i.e., Blue Line and Green Line, and there are three other lines: Purple, Orange, and Red, which are currently under construction.

Blue Line Of Chennai Metro Covers Around 32.6 Km With 26 Stations That Are From Wimco Nagar Depot To Chennai International Depot:

  1. Wimco Nagar Depot 
  2. Wimco Nagar
  3. Tiruvottriyur Theradi
  4. Kaladipet
  5. Tollgate
  6. Tondiarpet
  7. Sir Theagaraya College
  8. Washermanpet
  9. Mannadi
  10. High Court
  11. Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M.G Ramachandran Central
  12. Government Estate
  13. LIC
  14. Thousands of lights
  15. AG-DMS
  16. Teynampet
  17. Nandanam
  18. Saidapet
  19. Little Mount
  20. Guindy
  21. Arignar anna Alandur
  22. Nanganallur Road
  23. Meenambakkam
  24. Chennai intl airport
  25. Pallavaram
  26. Kothandam Nagar
  27. Chromepet
  28. Mahalakshmi colony
  29. nagar
  30. Tambaram
  31. Irubuliyur
  32. Peerkankaranai
  33. Perugalathur
  34. Vandalur
  35. Arignar anna zoologicall park
  36. Kilambakkam

Green Line Consists Of 17 Stations Covering 22 km. The Stations Which Fall Under The Green Line Of The Chennai Metro Are:

  1. Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M.G Ramachandran Central
  2. Egmore
  3. Nehru park
  4. Kilpauk medical college
  5. Pachaiyappa’s college
  6. Shenoy nagar
  7. Anna Nagar east
  8. Anna Nagar tower
  9. Thirumangal
  10. Koyembedu
  11. Koyembedu depot
  12. Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. J. Jayalalitha CMBT
  13. Arumbakkam
  14. Vadapalani
  15. Ashok nagar
  16. Ekkattuthangal
  17. Arignar anna Alandur
  18. St Thomas Mount

Chennai Metro Rail Fare In 2023:

The basic fare of Chennai Metro is 10 rs. To 70, depending upon the distance travelled. The maximum fare is up to 70 Rs if it’s more than 26 km. The fare may vary as it is revised from time to time. Nowadays, Smart cards are used in the metro, which is easy to access. There’s a 10% discount on the recharge of a smart card for all trips using it. You can recharge the smart card from 50 to 3000 Rs.

System Specifications:

  • Top Speed: 80 kmph
  • Average Speed: 33 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 25 kV, 50 Hz AC overhead catenary (OHE)
  • Signaling: Communication-based Train Control (CBTC)

How To Check Balance In  Chennai Metro Card?

As for now, the Metro card balance cannot be checked online. The passengers must head to the nearest metro station and check their card on the Ticket Reader installed near Customer Card/EFO. You can also check it on Ticket Vending Machine [TVM] or Add Value Machine [AVM], where you can top-up your card. If you face any issues, costumes service is in the centre. You can also get help from them regarding cards or tickets.

Chennai Metro Phase 1,2,3:

Chennai Route Map Phase 1 of the Metro Rail map covers 45.046 km. It includes two corridors, i.e., from Washermenpet to Chennai airport corridor 1, and corridor 2 covers Chennai central to St. Thomas Mount.

Chennai Route Map Phase 2 has been planned by expanding it with approx 118.9 km with 128 no. of stations, including three corridors, and it is under construction.

Chennai Route Map Phase 3 is yet to be announced.

Customer Care [Helpline]: Number Of Chennai Metro Rail:-

Customer Service {Helpline} Number of Chennai Metro Rail is 1860 425 1515.

Does the metro run 24 hours in Chennai?

No, Chennai Metro does not run 24 hours. The operational hours are from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The frequency of trains may vary depending on the time of day and day of the week.

Is Chennai Metro expensive?

Chennai Metro fares are relatively affordable compared to other cities in India. The minimum fare for a single journey is Rs. 10, and the maximum is Rs. 70. However, the fare may vary based on the distance and type of ticket purchased.

Q: What is the route of the Chennai Metro Rail?

A: The Chennai Metro Rail, or CMRL, has two operational lines: Line 1 (Green Line) and Line 2 (Blue Line). The Green Line runs from Alandur to St. Thomas Mount, while the Blue Line runs from Chennai Central to St. Thomas Mount. The two lines intersect at the Alandur station, making it easy for commuters to switch between them. The CMRL is expanding its network and plans to add two more lines.

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