Chennai Suburban Train Time Table 2021

Chennai Local Train Time Table 2021
Chennai Local Train Time Table 2021

CHENNAI SUBURBAN New TRAIN TIME TABLE 2021

The latest updates of Chennai Suburban Train Time Table 2021 are having separate time table for Weekdays and Sundays. The latest Chennai Suburban Train Time Table 2021 includes Velachery/ Chennai Beach/ Chennai Central To Tiruvallur/ Arakkonam/ Tiruttani, Velachery/ Chengalpattu/ Chennai Beach/ Chennai Central To Gummidipundi/ Sullurupeta, Chennai Beach To Tambaram/ Chengalpattu/ Tirumalpur, Arakkonam/ Gummidipundi/ Chennai Beach To Velachery etc.

Chennai ✅ suburban sector has 1,000 services, including 250 in the Beach–Tambaram section, 240 services in the Chennai Central–Arakkonam section, and 90 in the Chennai Central–Gummidipoondi. Chennai has four suburban railway lines, namely, the North line, the West line, the South line, and the MRTS line. The Chennai Suburban is having 150 stations.

  • North Line
    • Currently, 83 train services are running on the North Suburban line.
  • South Line
    • Currently, 240 services are running on the South Suburban line.
  • West Line
    • Currently, 229 services are running on the West Suburban Line
  • MRTS Line
    • Currently, 134 services are running on the MRTS (Mass Rapid Transit System is a metropolitan elevated railway line in Chennai operated by the Southern Railways) Line

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CHENNAI SUBURBAN TRAIN TIME TABLE – 2021

Latest updates of Chennai Suburban Train Time Table – 2021 are here.

Chennai Suburban: Modified Train Timetable Updates

Introduction of Additional Workmen Specials (26 Services) On Sundays In MRTS Section w.e.f 04.07.2021

Southern Railway announced that in order to facilitate the movement of essential services staff and cater crowd travelling during Sundays, 13 pairs of additional Workmen Specials are being introduced between Chennai Beach and Velachery stations (MRTS) with effect from 04.07.2021 to ‘until further advice’.

  • Earlier, 25 pairs (50 services) of Workmen Specials were operated in Chennai Beach – Velachery , MRTS section. In addition to the existing services, 13 pairs (26 services) of additional Workmen Specials have been included in the revised schedule of train
  • services in MRTS section.
  • Moreover, 1 pair of Additional Workmen Special has already been introduced between Chennai Beach and Arakkonam stations to run on all days including Sundays. w.e.f 01.07.2021 (Press release No.PUB/MAS/2021/06/20 dt 29.06.2021)
  • With the above, a total of 447 train services will be operated in Chennai Suburban areas on Sundays w.e.f 04.07.2021

Introduction of Additional Workmen Specials w.e.f 01.07.2021

Southern Railway announced that in order to facilitate the movement of essential services staff, one pair of additional Workmen Special ( Train No. BA1 & AB2) is being introduced between Chennai Beach and Arakkonam stations with effect from 01.07.2021 to ‘until further advice’.

  • Train No. BA1 will leave Chennai Beach at 01:20 hrs (daily) and will be operated as Fast local in fast line with stoppages at Perambur, Villivakkam, Ambattur, Putlur, Tiruvallur, Kadambattur, Manavur, Tiruvalangadu, Mosur, Puliyamangalam and Arakkonam stations and reach Arakkonam junction at 02:50 hrs.
  • Train No. AB2 will leave Arakkonam junction at 04:00 hrs (daily) and will be operated as a full slow local from Arakkonam with stoppages at all intermediate stations between Arakkonam and Chennai Beach and reach Chennai Beach at 06:00 hrs.

Revised Schedule of Chennai Workmen Specials with 419 Services on Sundays ~ 27.06.2021

Southern Railway announced that in order to facilitate the movement of essential services staff and to cater to crowds traveling by Workmen Specials during Sundays has been modified with additional services in all routes in Chennai Suburban area. The revised schedule of Workmen specials operated during Sundays comes into force with effect from 27.06.2021 to ‘until further advice’. The changes in the pattern of Workmen Specials are as follows:

  • Chennai Central – Arakkonam section = 149 services
  • Chennai Central – Gummidipoondi section = 66 services
  • Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu section = 138 services
  • Chennai Beach – Velachery MRTS section = 50 services

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, WORKMEN SPECIALS WILL BE OPERATED AS SHUTTLE SERVICES BETWEEN AVADI/PATTABIRAM – PATTABIRAM MILITARY SIDING “E” DEPOT ON SUNDAYS W.E.F 27.06.2021

  • Avadi/Pattabiram – Pattabiram Military siding ‘E’ Depot = 16 services
  • A total of 419 services (98 services earlier) will be operated on Sundays w.e.f 27.06.2021.

Workmen Specials in Chennai Suburban Area Increased to 630 Services ~ 25.06.2021

Southern Railway announced that in order to cater to crowds traveling by Workmen Specials and to maintain social distancing, the Workmen Special time schedule has been modified with additional 152 services (earlier 478 services) in all the routes in the Chennai Suburban area. This revised time schedule comes into force with effect from 25.06.2021 (Friday) to ‘until further advice’. The changes in the pattern of Workmen Special services are as follows:

MODIFIED WORKMEN SPECIAL SERVICES TO BE OPERATED DURING WEEKDAYS (MONDAY TO SATURDAY) W.E.F 25.06.2021

  • Moore Market Complex – Avadi/Tiruvallur/Arakkonam/Tiruttani = 123 services
  • Tiruttani/Arakkonam/Tiruvallur/Avadi – Moore Market Complex = 126 services
  • Moore Market Complex – Gummidipoondi /Sullurupeta = 42 services
  • Sullurupeta / Gummidipoondi – Moore Market Complex = 42 services
  • Chennai Beach – Tambaram/Chengalpattu/Tirumalpur = 116 services
  • Tirumalpur/Chengalpattu/Tambaram – Chennai Beach = 116services
  • Chennai Beach – Velachery = 33 services
  • Velachery – Chennai Beach = 32 services

A Total of 630 services will be operated during weekdays (Monday to Saturday) w.e.f.25.06.2021. No changes in the pattern of Workmen special services on Sundays. It may be noted that travel by Chennai Workmen Specials for notified categories of passengers as mandated by Lockdown relaxations issued by the Government of TamilNadu. Reference: Press release issued by Southern Railway vide No.221/2021-22 dated 24.06.2021

The Revised Workmen Special Time Table ~ 14.06.2021 ~ PDF Download

Southern Railway announced that in order to facilitate the movement of essential services staff working in public and private organizations and easing of restrictions which are imposed by Government of Tamil Nadu for travelling passengers, a revised timetable is being issued for additional Workmen Specials to be operated in Chennai area and will come into force with effect from 14.06.2021 (Monday) to ‘until further advice’. The changes in the pattern of Workmen Special services are as follows:

ADDITIONAL WORKMEN SPECIAL SERVICES TO BE OPERATED DURING WEEKDAYS (MONDAY TO SATURDAY) W.E.F 14.06.2021

  • Moore Market Complex – Avadi/Tiruvallur/Arakkonam/Tiruttani = 56 services
  • Tiruttani/Arakkonam/Tiruvallur/Avadi – Moore Market Complex = 57 services
  • Moore Market Complex – Gummidipoondi /Sullurupeta = 30 services
  • Sullurupeta / Gummidipoondi – Moore Market Complex = 30 services
  • Chennai Beach – Velachery = 18 services
  • Velachery – Chennai Beach = 18 services
  • Chennai Beach – Tambaram/Chengalpattu/Tirumalpur = 60 services
  • Tirumalpur/Chengalpattu/Tambaram – Chennai Beach = 60 services

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE WORKMEN SPECIALS WILL BE OPERATED AS SHUTTLE SERVICES BETWEEN PATTABIRAM AND PATTABIRAM MILITARY SIDING ‘E’ DEPOT STATIONS DURING WEEKDAYS (MONDAY TO SATURDAY) W.E.F 14.06.2021

  • Avadi – Pattabiram Military Siding ‘E’ Depot = 2 services
  • Pattabiram Military Siding ‘E’ Depot – Avadi = 2 services
  • Pattabiram – Pattabiram Military Siding ‘E’ Depot = 5 services
  • Pattabiram Military Siding ‘E’ Depot – Pattabiram = 5 services

A Total of 343 services will be operated during week days (Monday to Saturday).

ADDITIONAL NUMBER OF WORKMEN SPECIAL SERVICES OPERATED ON SUNDAYS W.E.F 20.06.2021

  • Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu = 4 services
  • Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach = 4 services

A Total of 98 services will be operated on Sundays.

Revised timetable with additional Workman Specials to be operated in Chennai area with effect from 14.06.2021 (Monday) until further advice

The Revised Workmen Special Time Table ~ 07.06.2021 ~ PDF Download

Southern Railway announced that in order to facilitate the movement of essential services staff working in public and private organizations and easing of restrictions which are imposed by the Government of Tamil Nadu for travelling passengers, a revised timetable is being issued for additional Workmen Specials to be operated in Chennai area and will come into force with effect from 07.06.2021 (Monday) to ‘until further advice’. The changes in the pattern of Workmen Special services are as follows:

ADDITIONAL WORKMEN SPECIAL SERVICES TO BE OPERATED DURING WEEKDAYS (MONDAY TO SATURDAY) W.E.F 07.06.2021

  • Moore Market Complex – Avadi/Tiruvallur/Arakkonam/Tiruttani = 48 services
  • Tiruttani/Arakkonam/Tiruvallur/Avadi – Moore Market Complex = 49 services
  • Moore Market Complex – Gummidipoondi /Sullurupeta = 24 services
  • Sullurupeta / Gummidipoondi – Moore Market Complex = 24 services
  • Chennai Beach – Velachery = 17 services
  • Velachery – Chennai Beach = 17 services
  • Chennai Beach – Tambaram/Chengalpattu/Tirumalpur = 44 services
  • Tirumalpur/Chengalpattu/Tambaram – Chennai Beach = 44 services

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE WORKMEN SPECIALS WILL BE OPERATED AS SHUTTLE SERVICES BETWEEN PATTABIRAM AND PATTABIRAM MILITARY SIDING ‘E’ DEPOT STATIONS DURING WEEKDAYS (MONDAY TO SATURDAY)
W.E.F 07.06.2021

  • Avadi – Pattabiram Military Siding ‘E’ Depot = 2 services
  • Pattabiram Military Siding ‘E’ Depot – Avadi = 2 services
  • Pattabiram – Pattabiram Military Siding ‘E’ Depot = 4 services
  • Pattabiram Military Siding ‘E’ Depot – Pattabiram = 4 services

A Total of 279 services will be operated during week days (Monday to Saturday). No changes in pattern of revised Workmen special services on Sundays.

To facilitate the easy and safe movement of staff employed in essential services in wake of relaxations in the lockdown announced by the Govt of TamilNadu, additional services of workman special EMUs has been introduced from 7/6/2021 & will be operational until further advice

The Revised Workmen Special Time Table ~ 31.05.2021 ~ PDF Download

Southern Railway announced on 30.05.2021 that in order to facilitate the movement of essential services staff working in public and private organizations and to reduce the crowding on workmen specials during peak hours and for ease of travelling passengers, a revised timetable is being issued for additional Workmen Specials to be operated in Chennai area and will come into force with effect from 31.05.2021 (Monday) to ‘until further advice’. The changes in the pattern of Workmen Special services are as follows:

ADDITIONAL WORKMEN SPECIAL SERVICES TO BE OPERATED DURING WEEKDAYS (MONDAY TO SATURDAY) W.E.F 31.05.2021

  • Moore Market Complex – Avadi/Tiruvallur/Arakkonam/Tiruttani = 42 services
  • Tiruttani/Arakkonam/Tiruvallur/Avadi – Moore Market Complex = 44 services
  • Moore Market Complex – Gummidipoondi /Sullurupeta = 16 services
  • Sullurupeta / Gummidipoondi – Moore Market Complex = 16 services
  • Chennai Beach – Velachery = 12 services
  • Velachery – Chennai Beach = 12 services
  • Chennai Beach – Tambaram/Chengalpattu/Tirumalpur = 33 services
  • Tirumalpur/Chengalpattu/Tambaram – Chennai Beach = 33 services

A Total of 208 services will be operated during week days (Monday to Saturday). No changes in pattern of revised Workmen special services on Sundays.

To reduce over crowding in workman specials and to facilitate safe travel of staff employed in essential services, additional workman special EMU services will be operated during peak hours, on weekdays from 31.05.2021 until further advice

The Revised Workmen Special Time Table ~ 25.05.2021 ~ PDF Download

Southern Railway announced that in view of the complete lockdown and restrictions imposed by the Government of Tamil Nadu to contain the surge in the Covid-19 pandemic, a revised timetable is being issued for Workmen Specials operated in the Chennai area and will come into force with effect from 25.05.2021 (Tuesday) to ‘until further advice’. The changes in the pattern of Workmen Special services are as follows:

TOTAL NUMBER OF WORKMEN SPECIAL SERVICES OPERATED DURING WEEKDAYS (MONDAY TO SATURDAY) W.E.F 25.05.2021

  • Moore Market Complex – Avadi/Tiruvallur/Arakkonam/Tiruttani = 32 services
  • Tiruttani/Arakkonam/Tiruvallur/Avadi – Moore Market Complex = 33 services
  • Moore Market Complex – Gummidipoondi /Sullurupeta = 15 services
  • Sullurupeta / Gummidipoondi – Moore Market Complex = 15 services
  • Chennai Beach – Velachery = 06 services
  • Velachery – Chennai Beach = 06 services
  • Chennai Beach – Tambaram/Chengalpattu/Tirumalpur = 22 services
  • Tirumalpur/Chengalpattu/Tambaram – Chennai Beach = 22 services

A total of 151 services will be operated during weekdays (Monday to Saturday). No changes in the pattern of revised Workmen special services on Sundays.

The Schedule of suburban EMU workman specials on weekdays in place with effect from 25/05/2021 during the current lockdown period, to follow until further advice. The Revised Workmen Special Time Table (25.05.2021) is here.

Changes in Pattern of Workmen Special Train Services in Chennai Division ~ 17.05.2021 ~ PDF Download

Southern Railway announced that in view of the complete lockdown and restrictions imposed by the Government of Tamil Nadu to contain the surge in the Covid-19 pandemic, a revised timetable is being issued for Workmen Specials operated in the Chennai area and will come into force with effect from 17.05.2021 (Monday) to ‘until further advice’. The changes in the pattern of Workmen Special services are as follows:

TOTAL NUMBER OF WORKMEN SPECIAL SERVICES OPERATED DURING WEEKDAYS (MONDAY TO SATURDAY) W.E.F 17.05.2021

  • Moore Market Complex – Avadi/Tiruvallur/Arakkonam/Tiruttani = 42 services
  • Tiruttani/Arakkonam/Tiruvallur/Avadi – Moore Market Complex = 43 services
  • Moore Market Complex – Gummidipoondi /Sullurupeta = 15 services
  • Sullurupeta / Gummidipoondi – Moore Market Complex = 15 services
  • Chennai Beach – Velachery = 12 services
  • Velachery – Chennai Beach = 12 services
  • Chennai Beach – Tambaram/Chengalpattu/Tirumalpur = 33 services
  • Tirumalpur/Chengalpattu/Tambaram – Chennai Beach = 33 services A Total of 205 services will be operated during weekdays (Monday to Saturday).
  • No changes in pattern of revised Workmen special services on Sundays.

Chennai Local : The Revised Workmen Special Time Table ~10.05.2021

Southern Railway announced that in view of the complete lockdown and restrictions imposed by the Government of Tamil Nadu to contain the surge in Covid-19 pandemic, a modified timetable is being issued for Workmen Specials operated in the Chennai area and will come into force with effect from 10.05.2021 (Monday) to ‘until further advice’. The changes in the pattern of Workmen Special services are as follows:

TOTAL NUMBER OF WORKMEN SPECIAL SERVICES OPERATED DURING WEEKDAYS (MONDAY TO SATURDAY) W.E.F 10.05.2021

  • Chennai Central – Arakkonam Sections = (49 Pairs) of services
  • Chennai Central – Gummudipoondi Sections = (25 Pairs) of Services
  • Chennai Beach – Velachery Sections = (20 Pairs) of services
  • Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu/ Tirumalpur Sections = (44 Pairs) of services
  • Shuttle Service Avadi – Pattabiram – Pattabiram E-Depot = (6 Pairs) of Services

A Total of 288 services will be operated during week days (Monday to Saturday). No changes in pattern of revised Workmen special services on Sundays.

The permitted category in the above mentioned Workmen Specials are as follows:

Permitted Categories:

  • Staff of all Central and State Government departments and PSUs, Staff of Madras High Court judicial bodies and quasi-judicial bodies including lawyers, travel and logistics organization staff including Chennai Port Trust, Kamarajar Port Trust, staff of e-commerce companies on duty, staff of print and electronic media, staff of nationalized, private and cooperative banks, and staff of private security agencies.
  • Passengers falling under these categories are requested to carry the photo identity card issued by their organization.

Categories not eligible to travel:

  • General public other than the above, including students and staff of educational institutions (which are closed during the above period) will not be permitted to travel during the entire above mentioned period.
  • General permission given for women passengers to travel throughout the day also stands cancelled except for those coming under the above categories.

Suburban train services are being operated during lockdown for the benefit of essential service employees as enumerated in TN G.O No.371 of 8.5.21 and only they are allowed to travel. Return tickets and renewal of season tickets are being issued for only these eligible passengers

Additional Workmen Special Trains From 26.04.2021

Southern Railway announced that in order to provide adequate services during high patronage timings, additional Workmen Special trains are being introduced in the new revised pattern which comes into force with effect from 26.04.2021(Monday). The changes in the pattern of Workmen Special services are as follows:

ADDITIONAL WORKMEN SPECIAL SERVICES TO BE OPERATED DURING WEEKDAYS(MONDAY TO SATURDAY) W.E.F 26.04.2021

  1. Avadi – Tiruvallur = 1 service
  2. Avadi – Arakkonam =1 service
  3. Chennai Beach – Avadi = 5 services
  4. Moore Market Complex – Avadi = 1 service
  5. Chennai Beach – Tiruvallur = 1 service
  6. Moore Market Complex – Arakkonam = 1 service
  7. Moore Market Complex – Tiruvallur = 1 service
  8. Avadi – Chennai Beach = 3 services
  9. Tiruvallur – Chennai Beach = 2 services
  10. Arakkonam–Chennai Beach=1 service
  11. Tiruvallur – Moore Market Complex = 1 service
  12. Avadi – Moore Market Complex =1 service
  13. Tiruvallur – Avadi = 2 services

A total of 21 services in addition to 459 services (announced earlier) will be operated during weekdays (Monday to Saturday) in Chennai Central – Arakkonam section. No changes in the pattern of revised Workmen special services on Sundays. The above-mentioned Additional Workmen Specials will be operated between 04:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs only.

Modified Train Timetable Updates ~ 22.04.2021

Southern Railway announced on 21.04.2021 that in view of the restrictions imposed by the Government of Tamil Nadu on weekdays and on Sundays to contain the surge in Covid-19 pandemic, a modified timetable is being issued for Workmen Specials operated in the Chennai area and will come into force with effect from 22.04.2021 (Thursday) for weekdays and from 25.04.2021 (Sunday) on Sundays to ‘until further advice’. The changes in the pattern of Workmen Special services are as follows:

TOTAL NUMBER OF WORKMEN SPECIAL SERVICES OPERATED DURING WEEKDAYS (MONDAY TO SATURDAY) W.E.F 22.04.2021

  1. Moore Market Complex – Avadi/Tiruvallur/Arakkonam/Tiruttani = 77 services
  2. Tiruttani/Arakkonam/Tiruvallur/Avadi – Moore Market Complex = 73 services
  3. Moore Market Complex – Gummidipoondi /Sullurupeta = 32 services
    4 Sullurupeta / Gummidipoondi – Moore Market Complex = 32 services
  4. Chennai Beach – Velachery = 34 services
  5. Velachery – Chennai Beach = 34 services
  6. Chennai Beach – Tambaram/Chengalpattu/Tirumalpur = 76 services
  7. Tirumalpur/Chengalpattu/Tambaram – Chennai Beach = 76 services

TOTAL NUMBER OF WORKMEN SPECIAL SERVICES OPERATED ON SUNDAYS W.E.F 25.04.2021

  1. Moore Market Complex – Tiruvallur/Arakkonam = 16 services
  2. Arakkonam / Tiruvallur – Moore Market Complex = 16 services
  3. Moore Market Complex – Sullurupeta = 12 services
  4. Sullurupeta – Moore Market Complex = 12 services
  5. Chennai Beach – Velachery = 6 services
  6. Velachery – Chennai Beach = 6 services
  7. Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu = 9 services
  8. Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach = 9 services

The above mentioned Workmen Specials will be operated between 04:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs only.

WORKMAN SPECIAL – ON WEEKDAYS – TRAIN TIME TABLE (w.e.f. 04-02-2021)

VELACHERY/ CHENNAI BEACH/ CHENNAI CENTRAL TO TIRUVALLUR/ ARAKKONAM/ TIRUTTANI – WEEKDAYS


VELACHERY/ CHENGALPATTU/ CHENNAI BEACH/ CHENNAI CENTRAL TO GUMMIDIPUNDI/ SULLURUPETA-WEEKDAYS


CHENNAI BEACH TO TAMBARAM/ CHENGALPATTU/ TIRUMALPUR – WEEKDAYS


ARAKKONAM/ GUMMIDIPUNDI/ CHENNAI BEACH TO VELACHERY – WEEKDAYS

WORKMAN SPECIAL – ON SUNDAYS – TRAIN TIME TABLE (w.e.f. 14-03-2021)

VELACHERY/ CHENNAI BEACH/ CHENNAI CENTRAL TO TIRUVALLUR/ ARAKKONAM/ TIRUTTANI – SUNDAYS


VELACHERY/ CHENGALPATTU/ CHENNAI BEACH/ CHENNAI CENTRAL TO GUMMIDIPUNDI/ SULLURUPETA-SUNDAYS


CHENNAI BEACH TO TAMBARAM/ CHENGALPATTU/ TIRUMALPUR – SUNDAYS


ARAKKONAM/ GUMMIDIPUNDI/ CHENNAI BEACH TO VELACHERY – SUNDAYS

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