Chennai Central to Basin Bridge MTC Free Bus
Changes in the pattern of train services between Chennai Central and Basin Bridge. Lying of new lines between Chennai Moore Market Complex and Basin Bridge has been completed. Chennai Divisional Railway Manager has mentioned that all the train services will be operated as usual from 27th Sep.
Lying of new tracks for the 5th and 6th lines was underway between Chennai Central Moore Market Complex and Basin Bridge. Now this work is in final stages. Because of this the train services have been changed.Divisional Railway Manager Anupam Sharma while speaking said: The work connected with the lying of tracks for 5th and 6th line between MMC and Basin Bridge is going on in top gear. Since the works are in final stages there is major changes in the train services. This will be implemented from 7th Oct.
As a first stage trains from MMC to Avadi and Gummidipoondi will be operated as per the current time table from today (13th Sep) to 18th Sep. Similarly trains bound to Arakkonam and Tirutani will be operated from today till 16th Sep as per new time table. On 17th and 18th (2 days), Moore Market Complex station is closed. No EMU service towards Avadi/Tiruvallur/Arakkonam/Tirutani is available from Moore Market Complex on these days. Alternative EMU services towards Avadi, Tiruvallur, Arakkonam and Tirutani are run from Chennai Beach.
Tirupathi MEMU trains are to run from Chennai Beach on 13th Sep (Tuesday), 17th (Saturday) and 18th (Sunday). From 14th to 16th Tirupathi MEMU are available from Moore Market Complex Station. EMU trains to Gummidipoondi and Sullurupetta is available from Platform 7 at Basin Bridge Station at an interval of 45 minutes from 13th Sep to 16th Sep (4 days) & 19th to 26th (8 days). Regular EMU Services from Moore Market Complex Station towards Gummidipoondi,Sullurupetta,Nellore are available from 27th.
Southern Railway has asked Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) to operate additional buses in the Perambur-Basin Bridge-Tiruvottiyur-Chennai Central areas to cushion the impact of lesser train services. The fewer train services are due to major engineering work being carried out till October 8 to commission two additional lines between Chennai Central and Basin Bridge junction. MTC is running free bus from Chennai Central to Basin Bridge as a chartered trip for Southern Railway Public can make use of the free service.
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