One food source to stay away from are sunflower seeds, which are generally believed responsible for significant feather plucking problems. Speaking of which, gang gangs should be kept well supplied with fresh branches of eucalypts and other native trees to help avoid boredom which leads inevitably to feather plucking. This is a problem pet gang gangs are particularly prone to.TOP Housing - It used to be that when you bought a cocky, you automatically bought a large cage of galvanised iron wire at the same time.
And that was that. However, there are several important factors to consider when buying a cage for a cockatoo. First, it must be large enough to allow your bird to flap its wings without hitting the bars. There should be adequate room for it to move about and jump from one perch to another and climb the (horizontal) bars. Ideally, the cage should be wider and deeper rather than taller. The minimum size for a small cockatoo like a galah or corella is 70 x 70 x 100 centimetres.
For larger cockatoos you should get a larger cage. It should be strong, too. Very strong. A cockatoo's beak is powerful enough to bend bars and pop joints. Basically, you have the choice of stainless steel or iron. Not only does stainless have the advantages of being strong, easier to clean and free of paint that can chip off, they look pretty good as well. Unfortunately, stainless steel cages are pretty dear.
However, because they'll outlast several iron cages, you should come out ahead in the long run. And, as we've pointed out, owning a cockatoo is invariably a long-run thing. Finally, the cage should be secure. Cockatoos are fiendishly clever and have been known to undo bolts and locks and even dismantle their cages. If the cage features feeder doors, they'll need to be protected as well. Look for a design that prevents your bird from either reaching the doors or being able to open them.
Furnishings. Perches should be native branches of varying thicknesses to exercise the feet and help prevent foot problems. The natural roughness of such branches also helps your bird keep its beak and nails trim. If you use a cement perch instead, make sure it's not the one your cocky sleeps on. (Do not use sandpaper perches; they're harmful to a bird's feet.) Position the perches so that your bird can jump from one to another but not where the droppings can fall onto food bowls or other perches.
Most birds like a high perch for sleeping, so you should put one towards the top, rear of the cage. It's the rare cockatoo who also doesn't enjoy a swing to play on. You should use at least three food dishes: one for soft foods and treats, another for dry foods and the third for water. You'll discover it's much less hassle to change food and water when there is access from the outside. This way you avoid opening the main cage door and disturbing your bird, and you don't have to clean up after he or she overturns the food and/or water dish.
(Which he or she invariably will do.) You only have to watch a cockatoo eat once to realise that their table manners are deplorable. Food goes everywhere. Some cages come with devices which surround the outside of the cage and are designed to catch food and debris. But as you've probably surmised by now, cockatoos only see that as a challenge. So even if you do opt for a seed catcher, be prepared to tidy up around the cage on a regular basis.
Toys. From a physical standpoint, cockatoos are active birds and need regular exercise to keep their muscles in good condition. From the psychological side, cockatoos are also very intelligent and need diversions to keep them from becoming bored and distressed which, in turn, leads to screeching and feather plucking. This is especially true when a bird is left alone for a good part of the day. The solution is pretty simple.
Provide your cocky with lots of activities in the form of ladders, swings, ropes and large link chains, as well as fresh branches for gnawing and chewing. To help keep your bird even more interested, rotate the toys on a regular basis. It's fun to watch your bird when you introduce a new toy. He or she will approach warily then cautiously examine it from all sides. Once satisfied, a cockatoo will play with the toy for hours and hours with only short time-outs to rest.
Because cockatoos are so social and inquisitive, you should put the cage in a room that sees a lot of activity. The best location is a quiet, sunny area away from drafts, sudden temperature changes and cooking fumes. Birds also feel safer being able to look down on things, so placing the cage at eye level or higher will increase its comfort zone, as will covering the cage at night. Maintenance. There are a number of chores which must be carried out on a regular basis.
Every day you should clean the water and food dishes and wipe feather dust from the bars and perches. Twice weekly you should change the bottom trays and replace the soiled litter. Once a week you should wash all the perches and dirty toys. Then every month you should clean the entire cage. If you have an aviary and flight, you should thoroughly hose and disinfect it twice a year, replacing anything that needs replacing, such as old dishes, toys, perches and, of course, the sand on the floor.
Grooming. A cockatoo should have a shower or bath of luke-warm water every week to get rid of its accumulated feather dust and keep its plumage in good shape. You can use either a hand-held plant spray or a hose with a fine-spray head to gently mist your bird. Alternatively, you can put a heavy ceramic dish (30-35 centimetres in diameter) on the bottom of the cage. Your cocky will know what to do from there.
To discourage flight and to prevent escape through an open window or door, it's a good idea to trim both your bird's wings. The beak and claws should also be trimmed if they haven't worn down naturally from climbing and chewing. Forget mineral blocks, lava blocks and other such commercial beak-grooming products. They'll be demolished way too quickly to do any good.TOP Feeding - We've already given you an idea of what the different cockatoo species should be fed.
Along with a good quality mix that has been specially formulated for cockatoos or large parrots, you should add sprouted seeds and all sorts of fresh fruit and vegetables. Apples, pears, plums, sultanas, oranges, bananas, peaches, carrots, broccoli, lettuce, chickweed and dandelions are just a few suggestions that should go down well. And now you can even buy assorted native nuts like those shown here.
On occasion you can also offer proteins such as cottage cheese, bits of cheese, hard-boiled eggs, canned dog food, and cooked meat bones. Stay away from highly seasoned, fatty processed meats. When you do give your bird human food, be very careful about temperature of the food. As long as you're providing a good, varied diet, vitamin and mineral supplements shouldn't be necessary, except in times of change or stress.
Instead of calcium blocks, which cockatoos destroy in no time, you can sprinkle this mineral on your bird's food about once a week. And make sure they always have a fresh supply of water available. Important! Avocado, chocolate and caffeine are poisonous to all birds. Aerosols, tobacco smoke, Teflon and other chemical fumes can also prove fatal. The same goes for some house plants. Behaviour - Highly social birds, cockatoos can be quite demanding when it comes to companionship.
The best way to keep yours from becoming too dependent on his or her principal human and monopolising that person's time is to add a second bird, either another of the same species or one of a similar size. While doing this might seem to double the potential for noise, the fact is contented cockatoos are much less likely to indulge in that sort of continuous, ear-splitting shrieking symptomatic of cockies who feel slighted and unloved.
If you have other pets like dogs and cats, it's possible your cockatoo(s) could establish friendly relations with them. Then again, they might not. You'll just have to wait and see. However, you definitely should keep smaller animals such as rodents and small birds away from any cockatoo. That beak can be fatal. Because of their sensitivity, cockatoos can become extremely jealous of babies and small children.
Never, ever leave them together unattended. In most cases, cockatoos do fine with older children, but you won't know for certain until the relationship has had time to develop. As we explained above, exercise and play are important activities for the physical and psychological health of all cockatoos. One sure sign that your cockatoo is both fit and happy is when he or she spends most waking hours performing, or examining and manipulating toys and other cage objects and inventing new games.
Contented cockies also love to show off by dancing, bobbing their heads, hanging upside down with outspread wings and calling loudly. As well as being highly active, cockatoos are very curious about their environment. The problem is, once free of the confines of their cages, they can be powerful flyers. And unlike other pet birds you might be used to, cockatoos have short tails and therefore are unable to stop quickly when flying.
The risk of serious injury from crashing into walls or windows provides another good reason to have its wings clipped. If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, we can do it for you. The feathers will regrow in about a year. Training - You won't get very far until your cockatoo trusts you. Implicitly. Buying a hand-raised baby means your bird will already be used to human contact, and training will be that much easier.
Otherwise, you'll probably have to spend time just to get over a new cockatoo's tendency to jump off its perch and retreat to the most distant corner of the cage whenever you approach. Besides time, taming and training take patience. Lots of it. As with most animals you should move slowly and not make any sudden movements. Start by talking with your new friend until it lets you approach the cage without taking evasive action.
Next comes hand taming. Offer treats from outside the cage until your bird becomes used to your hand. Then open the cage door, slowly reach in and do the same thing. At no point should you ever punish your pet; this will just undo the rapport you've spent so much time building. Once you've earned its trust, your cockatoo will begin climbing on your hand and allowing you to pet him or her. Cockatoos form such strong bonds with their human(s) that they will work for love rewards.
In return they expect lots of attention. Even if you go out for just a short while, your cockatoo will expect to be greeted and/or scratched as soon as you walk back in the door. You should consider cockatoos who talk a bonus. Aside from some individual corellas, cockatoos are not usually the best talkers of the parrot family. Those who do learn tend to have limited vocabularies and poor enuciation.
Chances are though, yours will provide so much entertainment performing tricks that you'll never miss a bit of chat. Health - Well-cared-for cockatoos seldom become ill. Those that do will most likely be bothered by parasites, intestinal inflammation, coccidiosis or respiratory ailments. You've also probably heard of parrot fever (psittacosis). While cockatoos are susceptible and the disease can be both dangerous and contagious to humans, it is not common.
Conversely, a healthy cockatoo can pose a threat to some people. The bird's skin produces a fine, white powder which causes reactions with some allergy sufferers. If your cockatoo does become ill, telltale signs include plumage that loses lustre, looks ruffled or shows bare areas; loss of appetite; sneezing or discharge from the nostrils; slitted eyes plus excess sleeping, using both feet instead of tucking one up.
Some sick cockies will start to pluck their feathers, move oddly and start screaming neurotically. Any change in the feces can also be a sign of illness. If your bird shows any of these symptoms, isolate it in a hospital cage with an infrared lamp placed about 60 centimetres away. If it does not perk up within 24 hours, bring your cocky to us for diagnosis and treatment. Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD).
Although strains of the virus affect pigeons, doves, finches and seagulls, this is predominately a disease of parrots, in particular sulphur-crested cockatoos and lorikeets. Younger birds tend to be more susceptible than older birds. In the wild as many as 30 to 40% of parrots may carry PBFD. Affecting the skin and immune system, the disease manifests itself through a host of feather abnormalities including loss, breakage, discolouration and pinching or narrowing.
Loss of feathers not only means the birds cannot fly, they also lose insulation. In many - but not all - cases, beaks may be overgrown, deformed or fractured. In time these birds will starve or succumb to secondary infection. Because feather abnormalities can have many causes, the only reliable method of diagnosing PBFD involves blood tests. However, positive results don't necessary indicate the bird has developed the disease; it still could be shedding the organism.
Some birds can either clear the virus from their systems or continously shed it. But almost all birds with clinical symptoms testing positive will eventually die from the disease or secondary infections. A few, usually lorikeets, recover. While the actual virus can be killed by chlorine disinfectants, there is no treatment for the disease. If you haven't already been to our Birds page, you'll discover plenty of useful information about birds in general there.
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Chennai Suburban Railway சென்னை புறநகர் இருப்புவழி Overview Owner Southern Railway Locale Chennai, Tamil Nadu Transit type Suburban Rail Number of lines 4 Lines 1. North Line, Chennai Suburban 2.West Line, Chennai Suburban 3.South Line, Chennai Suburban 4.Chennai Mass Rapid Transit System Number of stations 73 Daily ridership 1,760,000/day. Website http://sr.
indianrailways.gov.in Operation Began operation 1931 Ended operation - Operator(s) Southern Railway Train length 9/12 coaches Technical System length 896.57 km (non-redundant) (303 km true suburban and 610.5 km MEMU service) Track gauge 1676 mm Electrification 25000 V AC overhead catenary Average speed 50 km/h (31 mph) Top speed 100 km/h (62 mph) Coordinates: 13°04′59″N 80°16′27″E / 13.
08319°N 80.27413°E The Chennai Suburban Railway is a commuter rail system in the city of Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India operated by the Southern Railway, one of the operating railway zones of Indian Railways. Chennai has a complex railway network. The system uses electrical multiple units (EMUs) operating on alternating current (AC) drawn from over-head cables through the catenary system. The total system spans around 900 km of which only 286 km have dedicated dual tracks for suburban EMUs, the rest share tracks with other trains and are called mainline EMUs (MEMUs).
As of 2013, the suburban sector has 580 services, including 250 in the Beach–Tambaram section, 240 services in the Central–Tiruvallur section, and 90 in the Central–Gummidipoondi. As of 2015–2016, 1.76 million people use the suburban train services daily. This includes 500,000 in the Beach–Tambaram section, 350,000 in the Central–Tiruvallur section, and 100,000 in the Central–Gummidipoondi section.
 This is a 13.2 percent increase over the previous year. A total of 65 stations in the suburban section have cycle stands. History Chennai has a fairly extensive suburban electric multiple unit (EMU) service. It was in the 1920s that the then British government felt the necessity of connecting the northern part of the city, which was mainly commercial, with the chiefly residential southwestern parts.
In 1928, work began on constructing two meter gauge (MG) lines connecting the harbour with the southern suburb of Tambaram to run services using steam locomotives. In early 1930, however, the government decided to electrify the lines, including the mainline starting from Egmore. The plan to electrify railway lines in Madras was first initiated in 1923 by Sir Percy Rothera, an agent of the South Indian Railways.
This was on account of the city's rapid expansion, with largely agricultural areas such as Saidapet, St. Thomas Mount and Tambaram developing into residential quarters. Plan to build a new line between Beach and Egmore and two lines between Egmore and Tambaram was announced as part of the suburban remodelling initiative of South Indian Railways. The rolling stock, consisting of rigid wooden-bodied coaches, were built by Metro Camell.
 On 27 December 1930, the first consignment of 25 electric carriages from England was received by the railway. The trains were painted in dull green with a black wheel base and featured wide sliding doors, a better-designed seating arrangement, and thick glass fronts. The new carriages were parked in Tambaram station. By March 1931, the construction works were completed, and the first electrically operated rail service in Madras began on 2 April 1931 between Madras Beach and Tambaram, which became the earliest metre gauge to be electrified in the country.
It was launched by Sir George Fredrick Stanley, the then governor of Madras, who at the opening ceremony was reported to have said that the new train services would transform "desolate south Madras into burgeoning garden cities". However, the suburban services were opened to the public only a month later on 11 May 1931. The section was electrified on 15 November 1931, with the first MG EMU services running on 1.
5 kV DC. The Madras Electricity Supply Corporation, which powered the railway lines, was aided by sub-stations in Egmore and Meenambakkam. Soon, the number of trains shuttling passengers was increased to 45 a day, running every 10 minutes at peak hours, and every 30 minutes, otherwise. The running time between Madras Beach and Tambaram stations, which was 2 hours until then, was reduced to 49 minutes.
The train service was made available from 4:00 in the morning up to 12:00 at night. In the same year, mainline DC locomotives (YCG) were introduced to haul freight from the port. The system had the meter-gauge (MG) EMUs (YAU series) until the gauge conversion. Since then, the system has only the broad-gauge (BG) EMUs running. In the 1960s, the line from Madras Beach to Villupuram was converted to 25 kV AC traction.
 This began with the conversion of the Madras Beach—Tambaram section on 15 January 1967. The rolling stock was changed to EMUs with motors and electricals from Toshiba or Hitachi. These were built by the Integral Coach Factory based in the city. Services too were extended to Chengleput with two daily services. In the late 1967, a Toshiba/Hitachi/Mitsubishi combine model YAM-1 21904 locomotive was introduced, which became the first MG 25 kV AC locomotive.
Work on additional MG track between Tambaram and Chengleput began in 1969 and was completed in January 1971. In 1985, suburban services to northern and western parts of the city began from the newly built Moore market terminal exclusively built for sub-urban services earlier they were operating from the central station terminal. With the growth in suburban traffic and the existing gauge lacking sufficient carrying capacity, the Indian Railway decided to convert the entire section between Beach and Tambaram, which by then had three MG lines, to BG in early 1991, with a 50:50 joint venture with the state government.
The first BG line was laid in the section in 1992 parallel to the existing MG lines. The work was completed in February 1993. Of the three existing MG lines, two were exclusively used for suburban service and the third one was used for mainline express and passenger trains. The newly laid BG line started handling suburban trains supplementing the MG suburban lines. In 1998, further to the Chengleput–Villupuram–Tiruchirapalli gauge conversion project, the railway decided to convert one of the MG lines in the section between Tambaram and Chengleput.
However, the decision was soon changed due to large-scale protests by suburban commuters. This resulted in the conversion of the 'down' MG line (the easternmost line out of Tambaram) to BG, in addition to laying of a new parallel MG line. Within a year, work on the new BG was completed. By late 1999, there were two MG lines and one BG line between Tambaram and Chengleput, and the new BG line was electrified by late 2000.
 The conversion of the mainline MG line between Egmore and Tambaram began in 2000, resulting in Tambaram station temporarily acting as terminal point for mainline express and passenger trains originally originating from and terminating at Egmore. This resulted in increase in traffic at Tambaram station, where two additional MG lines were built. In March 2001, the gauge conversion project in the Madras—Madurai section was completed and BG passenger services began, and the Beach—Tambaram section featured two MG and two BG lines.
In December 2001, electrification work of the Chengleput–Villupuram BG line commenced. Gauge conversion work of two MG lines between Beach and Egmore began in December 2002 and was completed by February 2003. This resulted in increased BG EMU services between Beach and Tambaram and the MG services from Tambaram terminating at Egmore. The spur MG lines in the Beach—Washermanpet section were dismantled.
 In February 2003, one of the MG lines between Tambaram and Chengalpet was taken up for conversion and was completed in December 2003, which was used for BG EMU services and by mainline express trains. This resulted in 2 BG lines and 1 MG line in the Tambaram–Chengleput section by the end of 2003. The last MG EMU services between the 30 km Egmore—Tambaram section were run on 1 July 2004, marking the end of the regular service of the YAM-1 locomotives, and the gauge conversion work in this section began.
All MG mainline trains were switched over to diesel traction. On 1 November 2004, with the completion of the gauge-conversion work in this section, BG EMU services were inaugurated with the addition of 15 new rakes from ICF. Lines Fundamentally Chennai has 4 suburban railway lines, namely North line, West line, South line and MRTS line. The South West line, West North line and West South line are merely minor extensions or modifications of the aforementioned suburban lines.
The MRTS is a suburban railway line that chiefly runs on an elevated track exclusively used for running local EMUs or suburban local trains. No express trains or passenger trains run on MRTS line. The inside of a Chennai Suburban Train. A railway map of the Chennai suburban train system including proposed new lines Heatmap of the coverage of public transportation in Chennai City North Line Main article: North Line, Chennai Suburban This line runs from the city towards the North direction and hence the name.
Chennai city region Stations: Chennai Central MMC – Basin Bridge – Korukkupet – Tondiarpet – Tondiarpet Yard – Tiruvottiyur – Wimco Nagar – Kathivakkam – Ennore – Athipattu Pudhunagar – Athipattu – Nandiambakkam. Outside City regions stations Minjur – Anupambattu – Ponneri – Kavaraipettai – Gummidipoondi – Elavur – Arambakkam – Tada (Andhra Pradesh) - Akkamapet – Sullurpeta Few train services originate from Chennai Beach instead of Chennai Central.
Trains originating from Chennai Beach pass through Royapuram, Washermanpet to reach Korukkupet. From Korukkupet the route is same as listed above. Total length of North Line Suburban Services is 83 km (Chennai Central to Sulurpetta) Suburban EMU services terminate at Sullurpeta (AP) MEMU service is up to Nellore Currently 83 train services run on the North Suburban line, whose split up is as follows37 services begin from Chennai Central towards Northern suburbs, while another 37 services originate from the Northern suburbs proceeding to Chennai Central Only 4 train services are run from Chennai Beach towards Northern suburbs, and there are 5 services in the return direction towards Chennai Beach This is the only route in India where a suburban train is operated outside the state.
South Line Main article: South Line, Chennai Suburban (Along GST Road from St. Thomas Mount to Chengalpattu) Chennai city Region Stations: Chennai Beach – Chennai Fort – Chennai Park – Chennai Egmore – Chetpet – Nungambakkam – Kodambakkam – Mambalam – Saidapet – Guindy – St. Thomas Mount – Pazhavanthangal – Meenambakkam – Tirisulam – Pallavaram – Chromepet – Tambaram Sanatorium – Tambaram – Perungalathur – Vandalur.
Stations Outside Chennai City Regions below: Urapakkam – Guduvancheri – Potheri – Kattangulathur – Maraimalai Nagar – Singaperumal Koil – Paranur – Chengalpattu – Reddipalayam - Villiambakkam – Palur – Palayaseevaram – Walajabad – Nathapettai – Kanchipuram – Tirumalpur Suburban electric trains on this route, terminate at Tirumalpur station, in the south-west MEMU services proceed in the southern direction from Chengalpet on the line towards Villupuram.
The Chennai Beach to Melmaruvahtur MEMU halts at Ottivakkam,Padalam, Karunkuzhi, Maduranthakam to reach Melmaruvathur, which is 90 km from Chennai Beach. Tirumalpur – Arakkonam section is being electrified to run circular route trains. Currently 240 services are being run on the South Suburban line. Important Stations on the South Line Chennai Beach – Terminal Station for all South and MRTS line trains and a few north and west line trains.
Close to Chennai Port and Harbour Chennai Fort – Close to the commercial hub of Parry's Corner or Broadway. Chennai Park – Lies opposite Chennai Central which is a terminus for long distance and suburban trains. Also close to Park Town MRTS station. Chennai Egmore – Terminal Station for several long distance trains. Mambalam – Lies in the commercial and textile hub of T.Nagar. Halt station for several long distance express trains.
Guindy – upcoming interchange with Mount Road metro Line. Close to Guindy Industrial Estate and bus terminus St Thomas Mount – upcoming interchange for 100 feet Road Metro Line and MRTS line. Tirisulam – Lies opposite Chennai International Airport Tambaram – A terminus for several local suburban trains and a halt for long distance express trains. Tambaram is also the Southern Gateway of Chennai.
Chengalpet Junction – A junction with 3 lines and a halt station for long distance express trains. West Line Main article: West Line, Chennai Suburban Chennai Central MMC – Basin Bridge – Vyasarpadi Jeeva – Perambur – Perambur Carriage Works – Perambur Loco Works – Villivakkam – Korattur – Pattaravakkam – Ambattur – Thirumullaivoyal – Annanur – Avadi – Hindu College – Pattabiram – Nemilichery – Thirunindravur – Veppampattu – Sevvapet Road – Putlur – Tiruvallur – Egattur – Kadambattur – Senjipanambakkam - Manavur-Thiruvalangadu – Mosur – Puliyamangalam – Arakkonam Junction - Tiruttani Suburban EMU train services terminate at Tiruttani.
However, MEMU services run up to Tirupathy Few trains operate from Chennai Beach. These trains from Chennai Beach cover a distance of 5.64 km via Royapuram and Washermanpet stations to reach Vysarpadi, beyond which the alignment is same as the trains from Chennai Central MRTS line Main article: Chennai MRTS The MRTS line is an exclusive line of the Chennai suburban railway as it runs elevated for most of its section.
Moreover, the route is unique as it is exclusively used to run suburban EMU trains. No express trains, MEMU trains or passenger trains ply on the MRTS route. The MRTS currently runs from Chennai Beach to Velachery. However the MRTS line is being extended from Velachery to St Thomas Mount, where it will intersect with the South line and Metro line (Koyambedu – St Thomas Mount). St Thomas Mount station will house South line suburban trains at grade level, MRTS trains at level 1 and Metro trains at level 2.
Between Chennai Beach till Park Town, the MRTS alignment runs parallel to the South Suburban line. Beyond this, the MRTS climbs up on a gradient to reach the Chindadripet station which is elevated. The alignment remains elevated till Perungudi beyond which it slopes down to reach the Velachery station which is at grade level. However, the under construction line between Velachery to St Thomas Mount will be elevated again.
Chennai Beach – Chennai Fort Park Town – Chindadripet – Chepauk – Triplicane – Light House – Mundakanniamman Koil – Mandaveli – Greenways Road – Kottupuram – Kasturbai Nagar – Indira Nagar – Tiruvanmiyur – Taramani – Perungudi – Velachery – Puzhuthivakkam (u/c) – Adambakkam (u/c) – St. Thomas Mount Current Services  West line Chennai Central via Vysarpadi Junction DOWN (destined to any of Pattabiram, Avadi, Trivallur, Arakkonam, Tirutani):89 services of which there are only 3 fast suburban locals on this route.
From any of these source terminal stations to Chennai Central UP: 91 services. Of this only 4 are fast trains. There is nothing called "Sunday Services" on the West Line. Chennai Beach via WST-Vysarpadi DOWN:24 services of which only 1 is a fast local. In Return to Chennai Beach UP: 25 services of which 2 are fast. Total for WEST Line = 229 services (towards suburbs = 113; towards MAS/MSB = 116) South Line Chennai Beach via Egmore to TBM/CGL/TMLP DOWN: 121 services (weekdays).
Of this only 4 are fast trains South Line terminals to Chennai Beach UP:119 services (weekdays). Of this only 8 are fast trains Total for SOUTH line = 240 services weekday (121 towards suburbs, 119 towards beach) North Line Chennai Central via Korukkupet Junction and beyond DOWN: 37 services Return direction to MAS UP: 37 services No differentiation w.r.t Sundays. No fast trains Chennai Beach via Royapuram, Washermanpet Junction, Korukupet Junction and beyond DOWN: 4 train services only.
Return direction to MSB UP: 5 train services only. Total for NORTH line = 83 services (41 towards suburbs, 42 towards MAS/MSB) MRTS Line Chennai Beach to Velachery DOWN: 67 services (weekday) VLCY to MSB UP: 67 services (weekday) Total for MRTS line = 134 services weekday (67 in each direction) There are slow trains on the MRTS line too RARE, UNIQUE TRAINS Total services On Korukkupet-Vysarpadi Line: 3 = 2 in forward dir and 1 return dir Ennore to Trivallur (without touching Basin Bridge Jn and MAS) via Korukkupet Junction directly to Vysarpadi Jeeva Junction Similarly there is a Ponneri to Tiruvallur (and reverse) Local train that doesn't touch basin bridge jn.
Chennai Beach to Chennai Central suburban train via Royapuram, Washermanpet Junction, Basin Bridge Junction. Interchange stations S.No. Station Status Connections Details 1 Chennai Beach Existing Interchange station North line, West line, South line and MRTS line Chennai Beach station is close to Chennai Harbour. It is a terminal station for few of the North and West bound suburban trains and a terminal station for all south line and MRTS line suburban trains.
2 Chennai Fort Existing Interchange station MRTS line, South line, upcoming Metro line 1 Chennai Fort is close to the commercial hub of Parry's corner and Broadway. It is a common station for MRTS line and South suburban line. A station on Line 1 of upcoming Metro rail is near Fort suburban railway station 3 Chennai Central Existing Interchange station North line, West line, MRTS line, South line Chennai Central's main building is a terminal for outstation express trains and mails.
Chennai Central's Moore Market Complex is a terminal for suburban trains on North and West lines. Park station of South line and Park Town station of MRTS line lie opposite to Chennai Central on the Poonamalle High Road. Both the lines of the upcoming metro rail will pass through Chennai Central Metro station which is being constructed underneath the Poonamalle High Road. 4 Park Existing Interchange station MRTS, South line, North Line, West line, Upcoming Metro lines 1 and 2 Park is a suburban station on the south line while Park Town is a station on the MRTS line.
Both the stations are nearby and are also opposite to Chennai Central. 5 Guindy Upcoming Interchange station Metro line 1, South suburban line The Guindy metro station under construction lies abutting the Guindy suburban railway station 6 St. Thomas Mount Upcoming Interchange station South Suburban line, MRTS line, Metro line 2 The MRTS line and Metro line 2 will be housed in different floors of a common station complex, which lies abutting the existing south line suburban railway station.
MRTS is being extended from Velachery to St Thomas Mount, while Metro line 2 is under construction 6 Chengalpet Junction Existing Interchange station Chengalpet is beyond the suburbs of Chennai, 60 km away from the urban precinct or downtown. Three lines from Melmaruvathur, Tambaram and Thirmalpur converge at Chengalpet Junction. Chengalpet Junction is also a halt for long distance express trains and mails New Lines The following new lines have been proposed in the Second Master Plan by CMDA as a long-term Urban transportation Scheme Avadi – Sriperumbudur – Kanchipuram Saidapet – Sriperumbudur – Kanchipuram (Partly Elevated) Sriperumbudur – Oragadam – Chengalpattu Kelambakkam – Vandalur St.
Thomas Mount – Porur The Avadi–Sriperumbudur line will cover a distance of 26.65 km at a cost of ₹ 2,550 million. The railways also plan to lay a 179 km Perungudi–Cuddalore railway line via Mahabalipuram. New Lines proposed in CTS The following new lines have been proposed in the Comprehensive Transportation Study of the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority. These lines will provide a circumferential travel network for the city.
Perungudi – Sholinganallur Mamallapuram – Chengalpattu Chengalpattu – Maduranthakam korattur – Sholinganallur Circular Rail Line [191 km] Stations: Chennai Beach – Egmore – Tambaram – Chengalpattu – Kanchipuram – Takkolam – Arakkonam – Vyasarpadi Jeeva – Washermanpet – Royapuram – Chennai Beach The circular rail line has been proposed in the CMDA SMP. Electrification Services and traffic As of 2006, 24 rakes, each with 9 cars, are operated every day between Tambaram and Chennai Beach, with a plan to increase the fleet to 30 rakes.
 By 2006, the suburban system carried about 500,000 commuters daily, which rose to about 700,000 by 2009. By 2011, this has increased to 960,000 passengers a day. By the end of 2013, all the 9-unit EMU services in Chennai Beach–Tambaram–Chengalpattu section were expected to be converted into 12-unit services. With this the carrying capacity of the suburban services would be enhanced by another 25 percent.
 As of 2017, a total of 1,180,000 passengers use the suburban services every day, including 400,000 in the Western route, 560,000 in the Southern route, 120,000 in the northern route, and 100,000 in the MRTS route. Fares and ticketing Per the 2013 Railway Budget, the railway increased the Chennai suburban ticket fare by eight paise per kilometre, although the railway ministry has hiked it by two paise per kilometre.
The number of slabs has also been reduced to four—₹5 (7.8¢ US),₹10 (16¢ US) , ₹15 (23¢ US) and ₹20 (31¢ US)—from the eight slabs earlier. Also ticket denominations have been rounded off to multiples of ₹5 (7.8¢ US). As per the revised slab, a person traveling up to 20 km will have to pay ₹5 (7.8¢ US), between 21 and 45 km ₹10 (16¢ US), between 46 and 70 km ₹15 (23¢ US) and between 71 and 100 km ₹20 (31¢ US).
 In 2012 (January–December), the Chennai division of Southern Railway zone generated ₹142.9 million (US$2.2 million) through penalties imposed on ticketless and irregular travellers, which is marginally higher than ₹136 million (US$2.1 million) generated during the previous fiscal (April 2011 – March 2012). Rolling stock A typical EMU train Maintenance The suburban network has EMU car sheds at Avadi, Tambaram and Velachery where maintenance of EMUs is done.
Electrical loco sheds of the Southern Railway are located at Royapuram and Arakkonam where maintenance of electrical locomotives is done. It also has workshops at Perambur Carriage Works and Perambur Loco Works from where periodical overhauling of coaching stock is done. Periodical overhauling of electrical rolling stock is done at Perambur Loco Works and the EMU car sheds at Avadi and Tambaram. Accidents and incidents On 29 April 2009, a suburban EMU train from Chennai Central suburban terminal was hijacked by an unidentified man, who rammed it with a stationary goods train at Vyasarpadi Jeeva railway station, killing four passengers and injuring 11 others.
A major portion of the platform at the station, a footbridge and the railway track were damaged by the collision. The train was scheduled to start at 5:15 am but started at 4:50 am by the perpetrator. The speed of the EMU train at the time of the collision was estimated to be 92 kmph. There were about 35 passengers on board the train at the time of the accident. Accident rates Of the entire stretch of the South line, the Guindy–Chengalpet suburban section, comprising 17 stations, suffers from more fatal accidents with about 30 people a month, peaking at the Chromepet–Tambaram stretch with at least 15 accidents a month as of 2011.
 Of the 181 people killed on the tracks between Guindy and Chengalpet in 2011, one-fourth were killed on the tracks between Chromepet and Tambaram stations. Security In 2013, seven important stations, including Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Chennai Beach, Tambaram, Mambalam, Tiruvallur and Basin Bridge, in the suburban section were brought under the Integrated Security System (ISS) of the Southern Railway.
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NH 219 NH 220 NH 226 NH 227 NH 234 State Highways SH 4 SH 6 SH 9 SH 10 SH 15 SH 22 SH 49 SH 49A SH 58 SH 68 SH 81 SH 134 SH 156 Other Roads Chennai Elevated Expressways Coimbatore bypass Public Transport Chennai Bus Rapid Transit System Chennai Rapid Bus Transit Ways Coimbatore Bus Rapid Transit System State Express Transport Corporation Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Tiruchirappalli Bus Rapid Transit System Rail Rail Networks Chennai Metro Chennai Monorail Chennai suburban railway Coimbatore Monorail Chennai MRTS Southern Railway Tiruchirappalli Monorail Rail Stations Chennai Central Chennai Egmore Coimbatore Junction Erode Junction Madurai Junction Salem Junction Tiruchirapalli Junction Thanjavur Junction Tirunelveli Junction Air International Airports Chennai Coimbatore Madurai Tiruchirappalli Domestic Airports Salem Thoothukudi Vellore Military Bases Arakkonam Coimbatore Madurai Tambaram Thanjavur Uchipuli Water Ports Chennai Ennore Kattupalli Nagapattinam Thoothukudi v t e Railways in Southern India National network / trunk lines Howrah–Chennai main line New Delhi–Chennai main line Mumbai–Chennai line Other lines / sections Active Chennai Central–Bangalore City line Chennai Egmore–Thanjavur main line Chord Line Coimbatore–Shoranur line Gudivada–Bhimavaram section Gudivada–Machilipatnam branch line Guntakal–Chennai Egmore section Guntur–Macherla section Guntur–Repalle section Jolarpettai–Shoranur line Kazipet–Vijayawada section Kollam–Sengottai branch line Kollam–Thiruvananthapuram trunk line Khurda Road–Visakhapatnam section Kothavalasa–Kirandul line Manamadurai–Virudhunagar line Mysore–Bangalore line Mysore–Chamarajanagar branch line Nagpur–Hyderabad line Nilambur–Shoranur line Nilgiri Mountain Railway Palakkad–Pollachi line Pagidipalli–Nallapadu section Peralam–Karaikal line Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section Shoranur–Mangalore section Solapur–Guntakal section Vijayawada–Chennai section Vijayawada–Guntur section Visakhapatnam–Vijayawada section Ernakulam–Kayamkulam coastal line Guntakal–Vasco da Gama section Pune–Miraj–Londa line Bangalore–Arsikere–Hubli line Inactive Nilambur–Nanjangud line (Cancelled) Sabari railway line (Proposed) Pamban–Dhanushkodi branch line (Defunct) Urban and suburban rail transport Chennai Chennai Suburban Railway Chennai MRTS Chennai Metro Hyderabad Hyderabad MMTS Hyderabad Metro Bangalore Bengaluru Commuter Rail (Proposed) Namma Metro Kochi Kochi Metro Monorails/ Light metros Bengaluru Monorail Chennai Monorail Coimbatore Monorail Kozhikode Monorail Thiruvananthapuram Monorail Tiruchirappalli Monorail Defunct railways Cochin State Forest Tramway Kundala Valley Railway Railway divisions Bangalore Chennai Hubli Madurai Mysore Palakkad Salem Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirappalli Manufacturing units / workshops / sheds Diesel Loco Shed, Ernakulam Diesel Loco Shed, Golden Rock Golden Rock Railway Workshop Integral Coach Factory Kollam MEMU Shed Rail Wheel Factory Railway zones South Central Railway Southern Railway South Western Railway Railway companies Konkan Railway Corporation Kerala Monorail Corporation East Coast State Railway Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway Hyderabad–Godavari Valley Railways Madras Railway Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Agitations and accidents 1928 South Indian railway strike 1932 Madras and Southern Mahratta railway strike 1974 railway strike in India 1988 Kollam Peruman train accident Nellore train fire See also Timeline of Southern Railway zone Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited Bholu (mascot) Madras Time Thiruvananthapuram–Kannur high-speed rail corridor Annual passenger earnings details of railway stations in Kerala Railways in India portal Retrieved from "https://en.