Outstation trains departing and arriving at Central station often gets halted at Basin Bridge signal for platform clearance as the movement of trains are increasing. In an effort to decongest the traffic at the Chennai Central railway station a few trains can start from Beach station via Royapuram. Moreover Beach station will well connected once the Chennai Metro train service opens at High Court.
Chennai Beach already serves the important suburban services of the Chennai suburban railway and Mass Rapid Transit System. But presently only a few passenger trains are operated from Beach station even though being a major MTC bus transportation hub for passengers destined to north and northwest Chennai. Trains are operated from Beach station every day to Beach–Tambaram–Chengalpattu sector and Beach Velachery MRTS sector, in addition to train services to Gummidipoondi and Ennore in the north and Avadi, Pattabiram and Thiruvallur.