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The Chennai Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India. Currently Chennai Metro network has 40 active stations. Find important and useful information like Chennai Metro route, metro lines, service operation timings, first train, last train, route map, fare chart, top attractions near metro station, metro station nearby, news and more.

OperatorChennai Metro Rail (CMRL)
Operation start29 June 2015
Number of lines2 Metro Lines
Train length4 Coaches
No. of stations40 Active Stations
Metro Timings⏱Starting | Ending
06:50 AM | 10:55 PM

Chennai Metro Fare Chart

No. of StationMetro Fare (₹)Smart Card Fare (₹)
1 Station109
2 Stations2018
3 Stations3027
4 to 8 Stations4036
9 to 13 Stations5045
More than 136054

Please note:

  • Above fare chart is not offical, but based on the observations of fare on below link:
  • https://chennaimetrorail.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Fare-phase1.pdf
  • There is 10% discount using Store Value Card.
  • And 50% discount on Sunday and Public Holidays
  • 20% discounted fare (in Rupees) for single trip Normal class using Trip card.
  • 1 Day - Rs.100/- (Fare) + Rs.50/- (Refundable Deposit) on surrender of card.
  • 30 days Rs. 2500/-(Fare) + Rs. 50/- (Refundable Deposit) on surrender of card

Interesting Facts about Chennai Metro

  • The Chennai Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • The first operation began on 29 June 2015 for the public, which spanned the seven stations Koyambedu to Alandur over a distance of 10 kilometres.
  • The services operate daily between 4:30 and 23:00 with a varying frequency of 5 to 14 minutes.
  • Chennai Metro runs in standard gauge measuring 1,435 millimetres (56.5 in) and the lines are double-tracked.
  • The average speed of operation is 35 kilometres per hour (22 mph) and maximum speed is 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph).
  • Chennai Metro is also planning to use solar power for five of its stations on the elevated corridor, with a production capacity of 200 KW.
  • The first car in each train is a first class compartment with tickets costing twice as much as the second class tickets.
  • The minimum fare is Rs. 10 and the maximum fare is Rs. 60. The first car in each train is a first class compartment with tickets costing twice as much as the second class tickets.
  • There are four types of tickets issued by CMRL for travel in Chennai metro.
  • 1. Single journey tokens which needs to be purchased each time for every journey at the ticket counter.
  • 2. Stored value cards (SVC) are pre paid, rechargeable, travel cards that can be purchased at any ticket counter against a refundable deposit of rupees 50. They can be recharged up to a maximum of rupees 2000.
  • 3. Trip Cards are for persons travelling between the same two stations regularly.
  • 4. Tourist Cards provide the card holders unlimited ride on the Chennai Metro for 1 day.
  • There is a discount of 50% for all journeys taken on Sundays and public holidays, applicable with single journey tokens (rupees 5 to rupees 30) and Stored Value Cards (rupees 4 to rupees 27).
  • There are vaious slabs of penalties for offences starts from Rs. 50 to Rs. 5000 and imprisonment up to 10 Years. Charges depends on the type of penalty.

Chennai Metro News


2022-02-06
Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. pillars will soon sport a splash of colours and art work. As part of the drive to beautify the city, the Greater Chennai Corporation had roped in artistes to paint the pillars in both Phase I and Phase II extension project. The Corporation officials approached the CMRL about giving a facelift to these pillars and the residents of north Chennai got a glimpse of the art. From sports to environment, each pillar carries a different message.

2022-02-06
Chennai city residents may have to bear with more traffic diversions and congestion, dust and noise pollution at least for the next three years as construction of twin-tunnels to operate metro trains in some of the busiest city localities as part of metro rail phase-2 project may commence in October.

2021-07-23
Absenceof uniform last mile connectivity and many regular passengers now working and studying from home is hitting footfalls in Metro stations. Some 18 of the 39 stations in the city, including those on arterial Anna Salai and Poonamallee High Road, cater to less than 1,000 passengers a day.

Chennai Metro FAQs:

𝒜. Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) operates Chennai Metro system.

𝒜. First service of Chennai metro service begins on 29 June 2015.

𝒜. Chennai metro system has 2 Metro Lines (active/fucntional).

𝒜. Chennai metro trains have 4.

𝒜. Chennai metro timings are: 06:50 AM | 10:55 PM.