Tambaram Sanatorium railway station
Tambaram Sanatorium railway station is one of the railway station of the Chennai Beach–Chengelpet section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. It serves the neighbourhood of Tambaram Sanatorium and surrounding areas. It is situated about 27 km from Chennai Beach and has an elevation of 32 m (105 ft) above sea level. It is suburb of Chennai located 27 km (17 mi) south of the city centre.
|Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways|
|Location||Meenakshi Street, Kamakoti Nagar, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 047, India|
|Owned by||Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways|
|Line(s)||South and South West lines of Chennai Suburban Railway|
|Structure type||Standard on-ground station|
|Fare zone||Southern Railways|
|Electrified||15 November 1931|
|Previous names||South Indian Railway|
Tambaram Sanatorium railway station lies on the Madras Beach—Tambaram suburban section of the Chennai Suburban Railway, which was opened to traffic on 11 May 1931. The tracks were electrified on 15 November 1931. The section was converted to 25 kV AC traction on 15 January 1967. However, the station was built much later. When the Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine expanded in the 1970s and gained importance, the railway station was built to serve the locality.
The stretch along the station is considered one of the deadliest accident zones in the Guindy–Chengalpet stretch of the suburban section, with about 15 accidents occurring every month as of 2011 in the Chromepet–Tambaram stretch.
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- Madhavan, D. (27 August 2011). "Pedestrians still cross tracks at Tambaram". The Times of India epaper. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 16 October 2011.