Chennai Central Sub Urban Station

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    "Always take Pre Paid auto / taxi service."(4 Tips)
    Syed A.
    "Always take prepaid auto from Central"(3 Tips)
    Vasisht R.
    "... saravana bhavan, French loaf etc...,"(3 Tips)
    Narayanan H.
    "Saravana Bhavan coffee, pongal, dosa, sambar etc etc are yummy!"(2 Tips)
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  • Indian food
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  • Venoth
    VenothApril 2, 2016
    A place that is crowded all round the clock. Best to go early.
  • Adhith S.
    Adhith ShanmugamOctober 31, 2015
    Historic building,too many trains,keep your belongings safe! Happy journey...
    KAMARUDHEEN® RAHMANOctober 30, 2015
    Leaving back to calicut
  • Khushal S.
    Khushal ShethMay 12, 2015
    The food courts like marry brown, French loaf, saravana bhavan are vanished
  • Khushal S.
    Khushal ShethMay 12, 2015
    The AC waiting room
  • Prasad M.
    Prasad MurmeyMay 11, 2015
    So humid in may.. #Mumbai locals > #Chennai locals
  • Anamika R.
    Anamika RajputApril 21, 2015
    Check it out all chennai railways updates (Recruitment & Results) Read more
  • Ramrajkumar K.
    Ramrajkumar KumarFebruary 1, 2015
    This Place is always an Authentic place of Chennai....
  • Ramachandran G.
    Ramachandran GovindarajNovember 12, 2014
    Started to shirdi
  • Edwin G.
    Edwin GomesOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ahhh, the smells....
  • Luxon L.
    Luxon LightOctober 16, 2014
    No: 94 Govindappa Naicken Street, George Town, Chennai Read more
  • Rohit R.
    Rohit RockoOctober 14, 2014
  • Abhilash L.
    Abhilash L ROctober 4, 2014
    The first in India railway station to have free WiFi!
  • Padmanabhan R.
    Padmanabhan RamanSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a AC waiting hall available now costing 30/- for first hour and then on 20/- per subsequent hour.
  • Dwarakesh Y.
    Dwarakesh YadavSeptember 23, 2014
    never ever eat in the Jan Aahar Canteen... total RIP off!!!
  • Balajee S.
    Balajee SubramaniSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The 138-year-old building of the railway station, one of the most prominent landmarks of Chennai, was designed by architect George Harding.
  • Gangadhar G.
    Gangadhar GovindarajuSeptember 7, 2014
    Right now contract for parking is removed and no one is authorized to collect parking fee.
  • satish s.
    satish sureshAugust 22, 2014
    Been here after a long time. It's been almost 2 years
  • Bhaskar N.
    Bhaskar NHAugust 17, 2014
    Chennai Central is one of the biggest conglomeration of mankind. Lot of chaos at times but the police are doing an incredible job in letting sanity prevail. Don't forget to try out the Saravana Bhavan
  • Somasundaram M.
    Somasundaram MaheshAugust 15, 2014
    Try out the Frankie over there.
  • Shyam
    ShyamAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    I was rushing to secure a seat for me & someone pulled me back & went before me. P.S. The train has lot of seats #WTF
  • ElamParithi A.
    ElamParithi ArulAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    You can book Ac waiting rooms here online at IRCTC website now..
  • Anand R.
    Anand RamachandranAugust 8, 2014
    Large, crowded. Very few modern facilities for travellers. It works - is all one can say about it.
  • Ratheesh K.
    Ratheesh KesavanJune 22, 2014
    Best food ever experienced in a railway station 😊😀
  • Madhavan M.
    Madhavan ManoharanJune 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If ur going to use the public restroom... Ur going to have a bad time xD
  • Anand K.
    Anand KrishnanMay 31, 2014
    Even after bomb blast still central station seems to be crowded without much security steps.People entre from many ways yet unsecure.
  • Abbas S.
    Abbas SaifeeApril 28, 2014
    Crowded and not maintained properly
  • Devanshu A.
    Devanshu AryaMarch 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    You will take more time parking the vehicle than waiting for the train
  • Siddarth H.
    Siddarth HarshaMarch 19, 2014
    There is a platform 2A. Dont flip. It does exist.
  • Sudhir R.
    Sudhir RavindranJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Higginbothams book store. Must visit.
  • Venkatesh M.
    Venkatesh MADecember 23, 2013
    Heavy traffic at side entrance
  • Anantaraman S.
    Dont have to worry about food if u left home/office in a hurry. You have a wide variety to choose from for food. Saravana Bhavan, french loaf, thalapakatti Biriyani, madras cafe etc... just be on time
  • Anand C.
    Anand ChristopherDecember 2, 2013
    The most crowded & buziest railway station in South India.
  • Rakesh P.
    Rakesh PrakashNovember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Skip the pre paid taxis and autos. Take the taxis which are dropping people off in front of the station. 50% cheaper.
  • Shyam
    ShyamNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    No Coco cola in sub urban station. All shops selling Pepsi 😢:-(
  • Shyam
    ShyamNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    No Coco cola in sub urban station 😢:-(
  • Kakarla A.
    Kakarla AbhishekOctober 19, 2013
    Platform is smelly,use your hanky if it smells better than the platform...!
  • RajaPandian S.
    RajaPandian SPOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Platform 2A, inspiration behind platform 7 3/4 in Harry Potter series?
  • Dinesh C.
    Dinesh ChordiaOctober 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Car parking is pain
  • Anantaraman S.
    Reach well before time as it is a very very busy junction
  • Kaamesh s.
    Kaamesh sIngaMOctober 10, 2013
    Bad maintenance everywhere. This place will be like shit during rainy days.
  • Sayeed S.
    Sayeed SalimSeptember 30, 2013
    The dormitories are a steal at 265 rupees for 12 hours! Spotless bathrooms. You need to show your train ticket at check-in.
  • Nipun S.
    Nipun ShivalkarSeptember 7, 2013
    Super crowded and super humid in here ! But then it's Chennai !
  • Vishnu V.
    Vishnu VardanSeptember 6, 2013
    If u plan to take a cab, recommend u to book it early than taking it from cab counter as it gets crowded...
  • Premkumar A.
    Premkumar AAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Travel time from Chennai to Coimbatore 6.40hrs....
  • Shareef M.
    Shareef MohamedAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Scheduled to depart at 7.25am but so sad leaves at 7.30.
  • Anand V.
    Anand VergheseAugust 20, 2013
    Still the same vintage n heritage station! High time it's modernised like the Kings cross- St Pancras station in London!! Passengers deserve much more....
  • Giresh N.
    Giresh NairAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Save time by carrying exact change to the platform ticket counter.
  • Ramesh V.
    Ramesh VAugust 10, 2013
    Excellent coffee and South Indian foods at Saravana Bhavan cafe
  • Amritha A.
    Amritha AsokanAugust 4, 2013
    Always Crowded!
  • Avinash B.
    Avinash BabuJuly 4, 2013
    Gt train really bad experience.. Two tire AC
  • Nived B.
    Nived BardeJune 24, 2013
    Reach the station early as local train and long distance platforms are not mentioned.visit for train details as coach numbering and platform no.
  • Hrishikesh V.
    Hrishikesh VarmaJune 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come 15 minutes early. In fact, arrive 24 hours early and find the right platform.
  • Vignesh S.
    Vignesh ShankarMay 30, 2013
    Oh the HUMIDITY !
  • Naveen A.
    Naveen ApMay 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Parking at premier car park @ INR 25 for 3 hours is damn cheap and convenient :)
  • Ashish B.
    Ashish BalanMay 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Food at newly opened Ratna Cafe is good for parcel!!
  • Ashish B.
    Ashish BalanMay 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Food at the newly opened rants cafe is good for parcel!! It's far better than what u get jn train!!
  • Ishwar P.
    Ishwar PrasadMay 21, 2013
    Parking is a thorough mess. If somebody is coming to see you off, better alight at the front of the station to save time. Let the person park and find his way to the platform later.
  • Janani K.
    Janani KandhadaiMay 17, 2013
    Happy journey! :)
  • Shyam
    ShyamMay 14, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Plz don't listen 2 music using earphone while gettin down cz ppl like barbarians ll rush to get in train before it stops. So there are chances for losing your earphone. FROM MY LIFE :(
  • Wotabout City Discovery App
    The Station was constructed in 1873 with only four platforms by George Harding and Robert Chisholm.Its clock tower is over 130 feet high & has been tuned to chime each quarter hour & also every hour. Read more
  • Sridhar B.
    Sridhar BoyapalliMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Rush inn..move onn
  • Ramesh K.
    Ramesh KrishnanApril 30, 2013
    Advertisements on the information board will kill your patience...
  • 'Chand R.
    'Chand Ru'April 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Summer season rail neer water bottle sales rocking we can hear the sounds water paani thani
  • Jay C.
    Jay ChittenipatApril 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Battery powered car to help sr. & diff. abled ppl get around in #Chennai Central Rlway station. Helpline +91 99403 56789. Free srvc.
  • 'Chand R.
    'Chand Ru'April 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Omg those who going kerla and banglore train is really sad if we go in Unreserved no eat way to get seat. And pls woman's should not travel in general coach if traveled u will hate the life.
  • Codenameashtray
    CodenameashtrayApril 18, 2013
    Wait for a seat in front of the Ac waiting hall because people invariably move quicker from here!
  • Balakumar H.
    Coffee at newly opened Madras coffee shop is awesome
  • Parthiban S.
    Parthiban SudhanMarch 27, 2013
    Crowdy place with people everwhere.. Take extra care of your belongings.
  • Ajay A.
    Ajay AttiguppeMarch 18, 2013
    15b takes u to koimbidu busstand
  • Dharmendra S.
    Dharmendra ShivajiMarch 17, 2013
    Saravana bhavan is the best
  • 'Chand R.
    'Chand Ru'March 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pls buy any snacks or water bottle at entrance itself if you buy near your platform it will be double the price
  • Giresh N.
    Giresh NairMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The security guards usually don't care about your baggage. It's upto passengers to put their stuff through those conveyor belts. Usually.
  • Varsha V.
    Varsha Viswanath KMarch 2, 2013
    Central is the best !
  • Anbu M.
    Anbu ManoFebruary 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always be at time.
  • kannan s.
    kannan sJanuary 11, 2013
    welocme welocme welocme welocme welocme welocme welocme
  • Vishnu P.
    Vishnu PanickerJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    if someone talks about madras....all comes to mind is Chennai central building.....
  • Arun Noel V.
    Arun Noel VictorJanuary 9, 2013
    Prepaid auto : strongly recommended
  • Jin r.
    Jin rocksDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    take care ur belongings.
  • Naveen A.
    Naveen ApNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Enter through the gate on the corporation building side if you want to pick someone up - the gate on wall tax road side is only for drop off !
  • Naveen A.
    Naveen ApOctober 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It takes almost 10 - 15 mins just to get inside from the gate to the car drop off point ... So plan accordingly :)
  • Rohit
    RohitOctober 17, 2012
    Came up to my expectations.. Worth the money.. Be on time though..
  • Shyam
    ShyamOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ceiling painting work is going on in platforms, no warning sign is placed in floor so watch while you walk or you ll end up with spilling of paints on you. written on15-Oct-2012
  • Moataz n.
    Moataz nobianOctober 14, 2012
    Home Sweet Home for someone <3
  • Moataz n.
    Moataz nobianOctober 14, 2012
    now iam going to the hotel !
  • Harish H.
    Harish HuddarAugust 14, 2012
    Food @Sarvana Bhavan, Spencer's Plaza, Chepauk Stadium, T.Nagar.. Awesome Places..
  • Karthik R.
    Karthik RamamurthyJune 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    For such an iconic place its very dirty, smelly! Complain all you want abt poor maintenance by the Railways. However, unfortunately, we the public are responsible for at least half the mess & stench!
  • Narayanan H.
    Narayanan HariharanJune 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Parking your car is an impossible task, even at the Rs. 25 parking lot :(
  • Qhizar S.
    Qhizar ShaikMay 22, 2012
    The staff here are very rude and Ill tempered !! Losers
  • Ganesh R.
    Ganesh RajaMay 21, 2012
    Take the bus to go to the city and avoid autos if you can. If you have luggage take a pre paid taxi at the side exit going to the reservations building.
  • Jay C.
    Jay ChittenipatMay 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    In the early morning rush hour, dont enter from moore mkt side, its a jam with the cabs. Enter from the other end
  • Rajesh P.
    Rajesh PadmanabhanMay 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try to park the vehicle at the Rs. 25 parking lot.
  • Priyamvada D.
    Priyamvada DVSMay 11, 2012
    - is already in a vacation mood :D
  • Sunilkumar N.
    Sunilkumar NambiarApril 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the worst Railway station in India. There won't be a proper information of any train arrival and departure. F**k of Railway SM MAS
  • Rathin P.
    Rathin PrabhakaranMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wish someone takes the cleanliness part a bit more seriously. Frankly not the odours you would like to smell in the morning!
  • sarma v.
    sarma vnsMarch 13, 2012
    A/C prepaid Waiting Hall is good.
  • sandeep m.
    sandeep makamMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    arrived early?! chill out in the paid A/C waiting room located behind the cloak rooms. enjoy :))
  • Niranjan P.
    Niranjan PrithvirajFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You pay extra for more comfort and they make you walk the entire platform to reach your coach. Makes perfect sense.
  • Devanshu A.
    Devanshu AryaFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The LED board has only 4 digits for train number and the new train numbers have 5. So check carefully
  • Jay C.
    Jay ChittenipatJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    All the tips are very true and valuable. Juat one more - choose the premium parking. Oys nearer neater and easier to find a spot. 25 rs to park
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