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Chennai Egmore is a railway station in Egmoremarker, Chennaimarker, South India. The station acts as the arrival and departure point for trains connecting Chennai and southern, central Tamil Nadumarker and Keralamarker.This is one of the two main railway terminals in the city along with Chennai Centralmarker, which serves the north and west bound trains from the city. However, some trains to the north-east and eastern parts of the country also start from/pass through here, though the number is much fewer than the ones from Chennai Central. The Chennai Beach—Tambarammarker suburban railway line also passes through the station. The building of the railway station with decorative domes is one of the prominent landmarks of Chennai. This station is known in Tamil as Ezhumbur. Over 75% of the trains starting from Chennai Egmore station pass through Tiruchirapallimarker at different times.The Chennai Egmore station has a platform which allows vehicles to be driven up almost to the side of the train--to allow for easy loading/unloading of baggage and passengers. The elegant building is built in the Gothic style of architecture with imposing domes and corridors. It is one of the prominent landmarks of the city of Chennai. The recently opened northern entrance to this railway station is on the arterial Poonamalee High road in Chennai city.

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Layout

The Chennai Egmore railway station has 11 platforms. Platforms 1, 2 and 3 are on the Eastern side. They are relatively short in length. They are used for short trains. Platform 4 is the main platform leading to the portico. Platforms 4, 5, 6 and 7 lie under the dome. These are used for long distance trains . Platforms 10 and 11 are newly constructed ones that are handling BG EMUs (Suburban Electric Trains). All platforms have escalators.

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