Chennai mrts, metro and suburban railway map

Since it hasnt been done before, here it is – Chennai in the future with the proposed metro lines 🙂

Updated 9 April 2008
Map of the proposed rail network in Chennai

Old version
Map of the Chennai metro, chennai mrts and the chennai suburban railway network

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Also of interest could be this google map mashup.


Now that i got that off my mind, back to studying DSP , aargh 😦

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40 responses to “Chennai mrts, metro and suburban railway map”

  1. Vyaas says :

    This is on my list of must haves…whenz it outta beta?!

  2. Sagaro says :

    Good stuff!

  3. planemad says :

    /vyaas
    its outta beta when the metro rolls in after 10 years 😛 seriously, what more do you want included?

    /sagaro
    thanks mate

  4. Vyaas says :

    It says unofficial right there!
    Doesn’t that mean beta?!
    Or does that just mean it has nothing to do with the government?

  5. planemad says :

    unofficial is just that – unofficial!
    the things is that the stions marked on the metro lines are purely speculative.

    My map of the entire suburban network however is available here on wikipedia 🙂

  6. Marc says :

    That is a really awesome looking map, regardless of accuracy.

  7. sethu says :

    these are speculative all right…..but this map looks a lot more funky than the traditional tamil nadu root maps….and i love it….way to go bro….which s/w did ya use to design ths stuff???

  8. Marc says :

    I had some trouble understanding it actually. It would help if you included the arterial roads in a lighter colours.

  9. planemad says :

    /sethu
    thanks mate. twas done using illustrator.

    /marc
    thanks. the map is modelled after the london tube map

    I thought it would be pretty self explanatory, but anyway here goes:

    The white lines are the suburban emu routes
    The yellow one is the MRTS/ elevated routes which some people here refer to as the flying train
    The red and blue line are the proposed metro lines
    Those white circles are transfer stations between two lines/ routes

    There are NO roads on this map, all are rail lines. I am working on a rail+bus route map for chennai seperately. more about that later tho.

    • swaminathan pattabhiraman says :

      Can anyone tell whether MRTS Puzhuthivakkam Railway Station is getting shifted to Adambakkam adj. to drainage pumphouse/burial ground. originally it was planned at a junction where about 12 roads are meeting – it is now said that an alternative proposal has been made to shift to Adambakkam

  10. Marc says :

    The reason I wanted roads is to get an idea of the various localities. I don’t know where every place is with relation to the other. Also, an arrow that indicates North would be a good addition.

  11. SLN says :

    Hi Planemad

    This is Slakhs from SSC-India forum. This is a nice blog you have got. I especially love the photos, being away from Chennai. Keep up the great work with Maps.

    Cheers
    SLN

  12. sethu says :

    u mean adobe illustrator…….ive used it only for designing logos and icons and uve added a new dimension …….. nice colour composition …..keep up the good work!!!

  13. labsji says :

    How are you going to make this more mashable?

    Suppose someone put a GPS device in some of the trains and want to project the real time data over the map how do they go about doing it?
    Do you have a list of stations and their map X, Y coordinates in pixel as JSON or XML?
    Make it available, people will find new ways of using it.

  14. planemad says :

    /marc
    then you should have a look at this google map mashup
    and up is north 😛 its just a schematic a not a scale map so thats really not important.

    /slakhs
    Hey thanks. and nice of you to stumble by 🙂

    /sethu
    thanks. well illustrator is meant for drawing, so its nothing special really.

  15. planemad says :

    /labsji
    This is meant purely as a static map, most useful in print.
    Making a json database is not all that difficult, but im not sure of the potential uses of it. Do you have anything specific in mind?

  16. Karthik.H says :

    Haven’t you got Exams?

    Anyways, cool map there!

  17. planemad says :

    Thanks vetti 🙂
    Yea exams, and they arent going too well either, bleargh 😦

  18. Ambika says :

    This is wonderful. Just what I wanted. Now, if only I could get the train timings as well!!

  19. Prakash says :

    Actually the proposed Metro alignment as well as the proposed rail network is outdated in the sense, we have not shifted to proactive gears. We wait till everything crumbles, then try and do something. Majority of the Metropolitan area of Chennai does not have proper rail links. The so called planning guys, still dont plan emerging suburbs correctly. Our foresight or vision is always till THE NEXT ELECTION ONLY

  20. planemad says :

    /Ambika
    Thanks, theres no need of a timetable, theres a train every 15 minutes from 7am-9pm. There is a timetable for download from here however

  21. planemad says :

    /Prakash
    Somehow, i dont share your pessimism. True, almost all major infrastructural projects for the city have got badly delayed like the OMR MRTS and the various flyovers, but there has been more progress over the past 6 months than there has ever been in the past.
    Its all very easy to blame the govt for everything isnt it. In the end it is the public who are the cause for most delays due to land acquisition and rightly so. If you were 70 and living on a pension, and suddenly they want to tear your house down for building a highway through it, you wouldnt fight?

    We arent China, i guess we got to live with it.

  22. planemad says :

    /Prakash
    Somehow, i dont share your pessimism. True, almost all major infrastructural projects for the city have got badly delayed like the OMR MRTS and the various flyovers, but there has been more progress over the past 6 months than there has ever been in the past.
    Its all very easy to blame the govt for everything isnt it. In the end it is the public who are the cause for most delays due to land acquisition and rightly so. If you were 70 and living on a pension, and suddenly they want to tear your house down for building a highway through it, you wouldnt fight?

    We arent China, i guess we got to live with it.

  23. uday says :

    Hey Planemad,

    Nice looking map and blog, Can you tell me the elevated and underground part of the route.

    If its elevated, will there is destruction and land acquisition for the elevated train.?

    Any idea with respect to DMRC?

  24. ptcbus says :

    The map is awesome !
    I had read on chennai metblogs about mapping chennai bus routes (http://chennai.metblogs.com/2008/03/16/mapping-bus-routes-in-chennai/).
    I think they could use your suggestions and creativity.

  25. ptcbus says :

    Just realized the other site is already making use of your talent. Nice !

  26. planemad says :

    ah, the bus map thing is really a huge task. To do it would require the cooperation of the MTC, which isnt easy to come by

  27. many house destroyed says :

    I think because of this project many of the house may be destroyed.
    So govt should give good houses within the city.

    Regards,
    pap

  28. ravi says :

    good project, nice way to destroyed old bus b.cos this project, now chennai going to good look
    This is wonderful.
    thanks for this project
    Regards,
    Ravi

  29. planemad says :

    @mhd
    thats the price of development i guess 😦

    @ravi
    the mtc are destroying the old buses anyway, majority of the buses are less than a year old now

  30. Sri says :

    I completely don’t understand why there are no East-West connections. This is ridiculous. Unless such connections are built, the city traffic will continue to be a nightmare, Lines 1, 2, MRTS, suburban notwithstanding.

    Two lines are needed: one running Vadapalani-Mambalam-Teynampet-Mandaiveli and the other running Anna Nagar-Nungambakkam-1000 lights-Beach. I would argue that these should be built before Line 2, maybe even before Line 1.

  31. planemad says :

    @sri
    well it is unfortunate that they are planning to solve only the immideate problem and not looking at a long term solution, but for such an expensive project it gets difficult to justify construction of the east west corridors based on current traffic movement which is way less than whats carried on mount rd or 100 feet rd

  32. Srinath says :

    Hi all,
    I also like to suggest that there must be a seperate line in IT corridor since most of the people are working there.
    i recently visited london. There the Tube trains are very well developed and it has more than 300 station in north london itself. Everyone has cars and nobody goes by car to office and everyone take train since the roads are very narrow. i hope once chennai is connected by train we too follow the same

  33. Srinath says :

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/standard-tube-map.pdf

    See the link of london tube map. It is very easy for anyone to go from one place to other easily. Even if you want to take 3 or 4 trains it is easy. Most of the stations has connectiviy to another line. When i first went to london, In the first day itself i travelled for 1 hour and it was easy for me to find connecting trains and travel. You can find train in every 2 to 5 minutes. In some cases u can find train in a minute and it is very well displayed in stations about the next 3 trains to come, in how many minutes, destination etc.

  34. Nelia Champagne says :

    Great site, will be back again very soon

    • T.P.JAIRAJ says :

      FROM TIRUVANMIYUR TO KELAMBAKKAM ON OLD MAHABALIPURAM ROAD (OMR) MRTS SHOULD

      BE EXTENDED. THE OTHER SIDE FROM TIRUVANMIYUR TO KOVALAM ON EAST COAST ROAD (ECR)

      SHOULD BE EXTENDED. THESE TWO EXTENSION WILL HELP LOT OF OFFICE GOERS. HOPE THIS

      WOULD BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.

  35. Rajesh Gopalan says :

    I request somebody to clarify to me whether the proposed rail pass through the Chinthamani signal(as we know today).

  36. T.P.JAIRAJ says :

    I request chennai metro should be connected from tirumangalam (metro) to anna nagar west (existing sub-urban line) which is connected to villivakkam. this link will help for lot of commuters. my sincere request to
    project authorities to approve this proposed plan.

  37. krishnakumar says :

    hi, hope this plan materialsies in a reasonable time and help the public at large in the transportation sector, thereby reducing the road traffic.

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