CHENNAI: Passengers travelling on the suburban route from Chengalpet to Chennai Beach may interchange at St Thomas Mount to access Koyambedu bus terminus or Vadapalani Murugan temple with the Foot Over Bridge (FOB) now linking the suburban station with the Metro station. This link will also help Metro commuters changing over from Alandur to Guindy.
Commuters will now be able to go to St Thomas Mount Metro station and from there to suburban stations and can access Tambaram or even Chengalpet.
“This will help commuters living in Koyambedu, Ashok Nagar, Vadapalani to access SRM University in Katangulatur, Madras Christian College in Tambaram and other educational institutes using Metro and suburban trains rather than the congested roads,” a Chennai Metro spokeswoman said, in addition to cutting down travel time during the rush hours in the evening when buses are packed and roads are facing traffic snarls.
However, Metro trains will be available from 6 am to 10 pm (except on Sundays when the services run from 8 am to 10 pm).
Metro Rail sources said the direct link to the Airport from Koyambedu is likely to be operational by the end of this month.
Suburban route passengers from Chengalpet to Chennai Beach can interchange at St Thomas Mount for Koyambedu bus terminus or Vadapalani Murugan temple
From St Thomas Mount Metro station commuters can access Tambaram and Chengalpet. Koyambedu, Ashok Nagar, Vadapalani residents have access to SRM University in Katangulatur, Madras Christian College, Tambaram using Metro and suburban trains.
Direct link to Airport from Koyambedu to be operational by month-end.