83 years of electric suburban rail

This April, the city’s suburban railways as we know it, turns 83. On April 2, 1931, the first electrically-operated railway service between Madras Beach and Tambaram was launched by Sir George Fredrick Stanley, the then governor of Madras. The newly-inaugurated rail road happened to be electrified in the country. It was only a month after the official inauguration that the service was opened to the public on May 11, 1931.

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