Technical glitch with Chennai Metro Rail’s direct train from Central station to airport, resolved: CMRL

The direct service was not operational for several hours; CMRL however said it had fixed the issue by 12.20 p.m. on May 15

Updated - May 15, 2024 04:33 pm IST

Published - May 15, 2024 11:05 am IST - CHENNAI

Commuters who want to take the train from Chennai Central Metro Rail station and wish to reach the airport, must change trains at Alandur Metro Rail station, according to a press release. File photograph

Commuters who want to take the train from Chennai Central Metro Rail station and wish to reach the airport, must change trains at Alandur Metro Rail station, according to a press release. File photograph | Photo Credit: KARUNAKARAN M

Chennai Metro Rail had, early on May 15, 2024, said it would not operate direct train services between Chennai Central and Chennai Airport Metro Rail stations due to a technical issue.

Commuters who wanted to take the train from Chennai Central Metro Rail station and wished to reach the airport, were asked to change trains at Alandur Metro Rail station, according to a press release from Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL).

“Due to emergency maintenance, the direct metro trains between Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M G Ramachandran Central Metro and Airport are cancelled for the day. Passengers travelling to airport via Green Line to interchange at Arignar Anna Alandur Metro station,” the release said.

The issue however, was resolved at 12.20 p.m. and the direct trains services were subsequently resumed between Chennai Central and Chennai airport stations.

“Technical issue got fixed. Direct Metro Trains between Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G.Ramachandran Central Metro and Airport in the Green Line resumed. CMRL regrets the inconvenience caused,” CMRL said, in a statement.

The other services on both lines: Chennai Central to St Thomas Mount and Wimco Nagar to Chennai airport were continuing to be operated as per schedule, officials said.

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