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WCN/Wimco Nagar (3 PFs)
விம்கோ நகர்     विमको नगर

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Station Rd, Ramanathapuram, Wimco Nagar, Tiruvottiyur, Chennai, Pin- 600057
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 9 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: MGR Chennai

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Oct 11 2020 (08:09) Metro trains set to get new route maps with 9 north Chennai stations (
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CHENNAI: Metro trains will soon have new route maps, which will include the new nine stations in the upcoming 9km north Chennai line from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar, which is likely to be opened for service by January 2021.
At present, 42 metro trains have only route maps to direct passengers across the 32 stations in the 45km phase-1. CMRL recently floated tenders to procure static route maps, which will have both existing and the upcoming stations, that could be pasted in the interior of its fleet of 52 trains including 10 new trains. There also plans to install dynamic route maps which will have the new lines included, where lights will flicker next to each station the train stops.
Mar 24 2018 (01:50) CHANGES IN TRAIN SERVICES IN CHENNAI - GUMMIDIPUNDI SECTION on 24.03.2018 & 25.03.2018 (
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Mar 24 2018 (01:54)
Station Tag: Wimco Nagar/WCN added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka^~/36147

Mar 24 2018 (01:54)
Station Tag: Kathivakkam/KAVM added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka^~/36147

Mar 24 2018 (01:54)
Station Tag: Ennore/ENR added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka^~/36147

Mar 24 2018 (01:54)
Station Tag: Sullurupeta/SPE added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka^~/36147

Mar 24 2018 (01:54)
Station Tag: Chennai Moore Market Complex/MMCC added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka^~/36147

Mar 24 2018 (01:54)
Station Tag: Gummidipundi/GPD added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka^~/36147

Mar 24 2018 (01:54)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka^~/36147

Mar 24 2018 (01:54)
Station Tag: Bitragunta/BTTR added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka^~/36147

Mar 24 2018 (01:54)
Train Tag: Bitragunta - Chennai Central Passenger/57240 added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka^~/36147
Due to Line Block to facilitate engineering works at Ennore yard in Chennai – Gummidipundi section, changes will be made in the pattern of train services on 24.03.2018 & 25.03.2018 as explained below.
The following trains will not stop at Ennore, Kathivakkam and Wimco Nagar o­n 24th & 25thMarch, 2018.
1.Bitragunta – Chennai Central passenger train.
2.Gummidipundi – MMC EMU locals, scheduled to leave
Gummidipundi at 09.50, 10.50, 11.20, 12.55 & 13.35 hrs.
3.Sulurpeta – MMC EMU locals, scheduled to leave Sulurpeta at 10.00, 11.15 & 12.00 hrs.
Nov 11 2016 (14:16) Metro depot coming up at Wimco Nagar (
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Nov 11 2016 (2:17PM)
Station Tag: Wimco Nagar/WCN added by Karthik Iyer^~/248735
Stations:  Wimco Nagar/WCN  
Shed To Keep Trains Spic And Span
In three years, when metro trains connect localities of north Chennai with the rest of the city, engineers at a modern maintenance depot in Wimco Nagar will ensure the gleaming metal trains will be maintained and kept spic and span. This will help CMRL ensure frequency and hygiene.
The depot to be built near the Wimco Nagar railway station will be one-tenth those built by Indian Railways, but will have cutting-edge technology for regular upke ep of trains. It will be built as part of the
9km phase-1 extension from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar. The line will run underground from Washermenpet to Theagaraya College, while the stretch to Wimco Nagar is elevated.
The Wimco Nagar depot will have 17 railway lines to bring trains to the stabling shed at the end of the day . It will be used for parking and a few other work, including daily cleaning of coaches.
Metro rail officials said the stabling shed planned at Wimco Nagar would be similar to the existing one at Koyambedu. “The Wimco Nagar depot will only deal with low maintenance work on trains. Heavy maintenance will be done only at the Koyambedu depot,“ said an official.
The depot at Koyambedu accommodates the 10 fourcar trains that, at present, are running on the elevated corridors. A team of engineers regularly conducts maintenance work on these trains to ensure uninterrupted service during the day .
When the entire 45km phase-1 becomes operational, CMRL will run as many as 40 four-car trains across the city. One depot may not be enough for inspection and maintenance of the fleet, it was determined. The Wimco Nagar depot was planned along with the phase-1 extension project from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar.
At present, the air-conditioned metro trains undergo a three-stage service mainte nance once in three days.
A team of engineers will inspect the outer body of the trains. Engineers walk along a mini-bridge that will run alongside pit lines for an external inspection. After this a detailed inspection of critical systems in the train, including braking, traction and the high-voltage systems, will be carried out.Once they are checked and certified, the train chugs into an automatic train wash plant. A sensor at the entrance of the plant will detect the approaching train and send signals to the place where another device will come to life and start the wash cycle.
Metro rail engineers will also conduct quarterly , halfyearly and annual maintenance programmes besides an overhauling of each train once in four years.
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