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Rail[edit]Tamil Nadu has a well-developed rail network as part of Southern Railw ay.

Headquartered at Chennai, the Southern Railway network extends over a large area of India's southern peninsula, covering the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, P uducherry, a small portion of Karnataka and a small portion of Andhra Pradesh. MRTS Train station in Chennai.Tamil Nadu has a total railway track length of 5,9 52 km (3,698 mi) and there are 532 railway stations in the state. The system con nects it with most major cities in India. Chennai has a well-established suburba n railway network and is in the process of developing a metro. Main rail junctio ns in the state include Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Erode, Tiruchirapal li and Tirunelveli. Here Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Coimbatore Junction, T iruchirappalli Junction, Madurai Junction, Salem Junction are upgraded to A1 gra de level. Loco sheds are located at Erode, Arakkonam, Royapuram in Chennai and T ondaiyarpet in Chennai, Ponmalai (GOC) in Tiruchirappalli as Diesel Loco Shed. T he loco shed at Erode is a huge composite Electric and Diesel Loco shed. There i s a mountain railway connecting Ooty and Mettupalayam. MRTS which covers from Ch ennai Beach to Velachery