Chennai Central Loses Chance to Be Longest Railway Station Name By a Single Letter


Chennai Central Loses Chance to Be Longest Railway Station Name By a Single Letter

‘A dollar too short’ may be the common phrase when you’re a little too late, or miss something by a small margin, but for Chennai Central Railway station, it happened by a single letter.

With a single character, or lack thereof, Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station in Tamil Nadu, missed the chance of having the longest railway station name, according to The Hindu.

Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station, known as ‘Chennai Central’ to most people, located in Periyamet which was renamed after actor-turned-politician Dr. M.G. Ramachandran on April 5, 2019, maybe Indian’s longest railway station name, but falls short of the world record.

The record for the longest railway station name, which is 58 letters long, is held by ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’ in Wales. Read More

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