Moore Market

Moore Market

Coordinates: 13°05′00″N 80°16′27″E / 13.08321°N 80.27424°E / 13.08321; 80.27424

Chennai Central Moore Market Complex (MMC)
Terminal of Chennai Suburban Railway
Chennai Moore Market Station.jpg
The office complex and entrance of the Station
Station statistics
Address Station Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Lines North Line, West Line and West North Line
Structure Standard on-ground station
Platforms 3
Tracks 3
Parking Available
Baggage check Not Available
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Code MMC
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Fare zone Southern Railways
Formerly Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway
Chennai Central Moore Market Complex (MMC) is located in Chennai
Chennai Central Moore Market Complex (MMC)
Chennai Central Moore Market Complex (MMC) (Chennai)

The Moore Market Complex (MMC) (Tamil: மூர் மார்க்கெட்) is a commercial building complex and railway terminus for the Chennai suburban railway system, situated in Park Town, Chennai. The name Moore Market comes from a market that used to exist at the site before being demolished to make way for the expansion of the Chennai Central station.


Moore Market was originally built to house the hawkers in the Broadway area of Madras. Its foundation stone was laid by Sir George Moore, president of the Madras Corporation in 1898. The building was designed in the Indo Saracenic style by RE Ellis and was constructed by A. Subramania Aiyar. The market, which consisted of a series of shops around a central quadrangle was finally completed in 1900, and had sections for meat, flowers and food items, but was particularly popular for curios including antiques, art, books and pets. Over the years, it gradually took the status of a flea market where one could buy rare and second hand items for a bargain.[1][2]

The Indian Railways, needing land to expand the congested Chennai Central station, tried unsuccessfully to take over the market. On 30 May 1985, the market building was destroyed due to a fire whose cause remains a mystery.[3] The structure was later razed to make way for the new Chennai Suburban Railway terminus and reservation centre. This multistoreyed building also houses the offices of various departments of the railways. The demolition of the market and People's Park is considered to mark the beginning of heritage activism in the city.[1]


The government later built a new commercial complex named "Lily Pond Complex" to rehabilitate the traders of Moore Market, further west of the original site. Built in 1986 at a cost of INR 66 million, the shopping complex lies mostly vacant due to poor patronage.[4] Majority of the traders continue to live on the streets to this day, hawking used mechanical and electronic goods.


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