Alandur Metro Station is one of the signature Metro Stations which is having specific identity in two aspects, one its location and the second is the only interchange station in the Chennai Metro Rail elevated stations.
This is a multi-level station wherein two corridors (i.e. Corridor-1: Washermanpet- Airport through Mount Road-Guindy and Corridor-2: Chennai Central to St.Thomas Mount through Kilpauk- Thirumangalam- Koyambedu- SIDCO) merge at 26.55m and 35.41m levels respectively. This is the only station where the two corridors intersect. Passengers from the two corridors can swap the direction of travel only at this station.
This multi-leveled station will have four access points on the ground floor: two for entry/exit from the front and two more on the rear. Past the access points, there are ticket counters, one at either side of the lobby. Crossing the lobby, passengers can move on to level-1 using any of the 8 escalators and 4 lifts. Level-1 is the alighting point for those bound from Guindy- OTA- Airport. From this level there are 4 escalators and lifts leading to level-2, from where passengers bound for Koyambedu- SIDCO-St.Thomas Mount can embark.
Appropriate signages will be provided in both levels to avoid passengers’ confusion during change in travel direction. Sufficient circulation space will be provided for passengers to make interchanges between corridors. Between the ground floor and level-1, there is an intermediate level which will be used by the personnel for maintenance works in the station. The station services passengers through 18 automatic ticket vending machines and 10 ticket counters. Plenty of AFC gates have been provided for easy entry. Since these gates are reversible, based on passenger flows, the number of gates will be allocated for exit. Security checks will be installed for entering the paid area. Passenger utilities such as rest rooms have been allocated within the station.
Physically challenged passengers will have exclusive facilities such as separate entry ramps, toilets and lift openings have also been designed for easy accommodating. Around the station, space has been provided for parking vehicles. It is planned in such a way that all the station activities will happen within a single building. The station will be a massive structure with an elegant elevation and shall become a new landmark in the locality.