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Chennai Central is the main railway terminus in the city of Chennai. It is one of the most important railway hubs in South India. It lies adjacent to the current headquarters of the Southern Railway, as well as the Ripon Building. The building of the Chennai railway station, one of the most prominent landmarks of Chennai, was designed by architect George Harding and is about 142 years old. The terminus lies on the southern arm of the diamond junction of Chennai's railway network, where all the lines of the Chennai Suburban Railway meet. The terminus is located about 19 km from Chennai International Airport. The main entrance is located at Park Town at the intersection of the arterial Poonamallee High Road, Pallavan Salai, and Wall Tax Road between the People's Park and the Southern Railways headquarters. On 26 September 2014, Chennai Central station became the first in the country to get free Wi-Fi connectivity. The facility is being provided by a public sector telecom infrastructure provider, RailTel.