The Metropolitan Transport Corporation runs a mixed fleet of regular and deluxe buses up to distances of 50 km from the city of Chennai, India. Since February 2007.
In addition to the roads, Chennai has a complex rail network for both passengers and freight.
Important Bus stops
C.M.B.T., Broadway, Central, Thiruvanmiyur, T Nagar & Egmore
Types of Buses
1 White board Ordinary service - Replaced by M service Stops at all bus stops.
2 M M service Same as ordinary with higher fare
3 LSS: Limited stop service Stops at alternate bus stops.
4 Express: Express service Stops at few bus stops.
5 PP Point to point service Similar to express.
6 Deluxe: Deluxe service (Yellow/Blue/White/Orange lines) See list of deluxe routes Stops at EXPRESS bus stops, deluxe buses.
7 Black board Night service: LSS service after 10pm
8 Ladies: Ladies special(Ordinary services) during peak hours for Ladies
9 LED board: All Volvo buses 10 + Stage
The Chennai suburban railway system has 6 lines with a total system length of about 896.5 km (557 mi) (non redundant track length) of which 286 km (178 mi) are true suburban and 610.5 km (379 mi) MEMU service].
North Line: Chennai Central MMC — Ennore — Gummidipoondi — Sullurpeta (— Gudur — Nellore — Bitragunta)
South Line: Chennai Beach — Tambaram — Chengalpattu (— Melmaruvathur — Tindivanam — Villupuram)
South West Line: Chennai Beach — Tambaram — Chengalpattu (— Kanchipuram — Tirumalpur — Arakkonam)
West Line: Chennai Central MMC — Tiruvallur — Arakkonam (— Katpadi — Jolarpet)
West North Line: Chennai Central MMC — Tiruvallur — Arakkonam — Tiruttani (— Renigunta — Tirupati)
West South Line: Chennai Beach — Royapuram — Washermanpet — Perambur — Arakkonam (— Katpadi — Vellore)
Thiruvanmiyur station of the Chennai MRTS
Chennai Beach — Velachery
Velachery — St. Thomas Mount (under construction)
Thiruvanmiyur — Mamallapuram (proposed)
The MRTS system is planned to meet with the Tambaram branch of the existing suburban network at St. Thomas Mount. The plan envisages the MRTS line to proceed north from St. Thomas Mount, forming a ring around the city and ending at the northbound Central-Gummidipoondi line. However, extending MRTS beyond St. Thomas Mount is not very certain in light of the State Government deciding to develop the Chennai Metro rail system. A new MRTS line has been proposed between Thiruvanmiyur and Mamallapuram.
Main Railway Terminal Stations
There are two main railway terminals, the Chennai Central station, which is the city's largest railway station with trains to major cities and towns in India, and Chennai Egmore, with trains to cities and towns within Tamil Nadu.