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Rail News
Yesterday (14:59)   Train gives KSRTC a run for its money

SHIVKUMAR   39 news posts
Entry# 2252895   News Entry# 300924         Tags   Past Edits
Suchith Kidiyoor ~

The train services between Hassan and Bengaluru have forced the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to change its schedules.
The transport corporation has incurred a revenue loss of Rs
2.5 lakh per day due to trains services which was launched on March 26.
KSRTC operates close to 250 bus every day on the route or via Hasan to other destinations like Mangaluru.
Now, the Corporation has made the changes in schedules keeping in mind train timings.
An KSRTC official said that in long run the train services will not make much impact on the transport corporation.
KSRTC, managing director, SR Umashankar said, “I would say that the train services have a marginal impact on our services.There was drop in the occupancy rate as some section of passengers have shifted to new mode of transport. However, we are regaining the passenger occupancy. The officials have rescheduled the operations with more number of frequencies. There are express services with limited number of stops. We don't think in the long run, train services can be a substitute to our services.The reason is bus service have more flexible timings and buses take lesser time to reach compared to trains.“ Another KSRTC official said that though a good number of trains are operated between Bengaluru and Mysuru it has not made much impact on services of KSRTC and transport corporation has managed to increase the service over the years.
Even when the TumkurBengaluru train services was introduced there were some apprehensions, but, it has not made a big impact in long run.Meanwhile, South-Western Railway officials said that the train services between Hassan and Bengaluru has been receiving good patronage.
“More than 400 trips are operated between the two cities. The corporation also operates hundreds of AC services between the two cities and it has been receiving good patronage from the public.“
An official said, “The patronage for inter-city services is really good. Occupancy for reserved compartment is between 70 to 80 per cent and even for non-reservation the response has been good. The railways generates a revenue of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh per day from the commercial operations. Occupancy rate for departures from the Hassan side is higher when compared to Yeshwanthpur. As the trains were introduced only a few weeks back it would take time to stabilize and the passenger rate likely to increase in coming days.“
The inter-city express services between Hassan and Bengaluru was launched almost almost two decades after the project was sanctioned.

Yesterday (15:49)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2252895-1            Tags   Past Edits
First impact of Ypr-Has new line, this may even hit bad to KSRTC and other bus transports, if an overnight dedicated SF/Humsafar train starts between SBC-HAS-MAQ.

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Yesterday (15:58)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2252895-3            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly HAS-YPR-HAS intercity can do one more trip in between 9:15 am to 6:15 pm, currently rakes are idle till evening.
10:00 Dep Ypr
13:15 Arr Has
In return
14:00 Dep Has
Arr Ypr
This can further reduce road traffic

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Rail News
Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western  -  
Apr 26 2017 (20:05)   No extra trains between Mysuru and Bengaluru after track doubling, say Railways

KSG*^~   3473 news posts
Entry# 2251870   News Entry# 300861         Tags   Past Edits
No extra trains between Mysuru and Bengaluru after track doubling, say Railways
By Express News Service | Published: 26th April 2017 04:20 AM |
Last Updated: 26th April 2017 04:20 AM | A+A A- |
Image for representational purpose only.
Are you expecting more trains between Mysuru and Bengaluru with the completion of doubling of railway tracks? If your answer is yes, then you will be disappointed. The Railways on Tuesday categorically stated that no more extra trains can be run between the two cities after the completion of doubling of track as Mysuru railway station is unable to handle present traffic itself.
In reply to a question raised by Chamaraja MLA Vasu at the Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee meeting on Tuesday, DRM Atul Gupta said Mysuru junction is having six lanes with platforms, but is insufficient to handle the present traffic.
“It is a fact that Mysuru is heavily congested. There is no scope for any expansion of the yard since the station is surrounded by built-up area and no further land can be acquired.”
He said in order to reduce the congestion at Mysuru, several options like developing terminal yards at Belagola and Ashokapuram were tried. However, as there is not enough land available and also no scope for land acquisition at these places, it is proposed to develop a Satellite Terminal at Kadakola with facilities like six running lines of 750 meters CSR at a cost of Rs 63.45 crore.

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Yesterday (10:10)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2251870-2            Tags   Past Edits
MEMU / DEMU should start at-least between these two cities.

Yesterday (13:10)
Prometh Suresh~   200 blog posts   278 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2251870-3            Tags   Past Edits
MEMUs should at least be extended upto MYA at least to clear the heavy rush in Chamundi express

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★★★  Info Update
Apr 26 2017 (12:15)   KJDI/Khajjidoni (1 PFs)

Foamer~   1787 blog posts
Entry# 2251173            Tags   Past Edits
Bagalkot - Kudachi new Line.
New Station: Khajjidoni.
When one sees the the rail map of Karnataka sans the red lines, it shows enormous gaps. So under developed is Karnataka in terms of
rail network.
Slowly some progress is going on. One such demand and wait for decades for connectivity is in North Karnataka, Bagalkot district.
The Bagalkot-Kudachi line will connect the Gadag-Solapur line to Hubballi-Miraj line.
Having anticipated for some news about the line progress in media and also from others, I just couldn't hold back my curiosity and eagerness to know the line progress. So on Monday evening, I just set off on a 1000+ Kms sojourn to see first-hand what progress the line has made.
Hope other railfans waiting for this info are enthused :)
Pic 1, 3 : Distant view of the lonely PF station.
Pic 2 : Goods EMD which has hauled a Ballast train, parked on the mainline.
Pic 4, 5: The loco is chocked.
Pic 6, 7: Distance marker.
Pic 8: Tipper gets loaded from ballast train.
Pic 9, 10: Lonely tree and flower patch amidst barren land seen from station.
Pic 11: Small station building.
Pic 12-16: 2 RuBs located under the PF. This is the 2nd time I am noticing RuB under PF. The other instance was in Yediyuru - /blog/post/2123749. But here there are 2 RuBs underneath.
Pic 17: Towards Hireshellikeri.
Pic 18: PF line joining mainline.
Pic 19: Lonely wagon at the end of the line.
Pic 20, 21: End of line towards Kudachi.
Pic 22: Land leveling towards Kudachi.
Pic 23: Another newly painted RuB, while coming towards Hireshellikeri.
Station Info:
Name: Khajjidoni.
No. of PFs: 1 and one Mainline.
Division: UBL.
Zone: SWR.
Address: Khajjidoni village, Bagalkot Taluk, Bagalkot District, Karnataka - 587204.
Line Info:
1. Some 30 Kms of the line is completed from Bagalkot.
2. Final Ballast packing has started at Sulikeri end and will complete till here in another week or 10 days.
3. Painting of station has completed at Sulikeri. Other 2 stations and this stations' will be done soon. RuBs and the height barriers were painted last week.
4. Tiling - the jigsaw type tiles work is completed partially and will be done soon.
5. As always in a new line, no signals or automatic track switching. Just one train system and manual switching of tracks.
6. Further land levelling is in progress.
The stations list from Bagalkot side.
1. Sulikeri.
2. Kerakalamatti.
3. Hireshellikeri.
4. Khajjidoni.
1. The above info is whatever I could gather and assess to the best of my ability.
2. Can someone type Hindi name TL for this station? I am unable to type address TL, till the Hindi name is filled. I would like to do address TL :)

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Apr 26 2017 (14:39)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2251173-18            Tags   Past Edits
Nice pics

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Travel Question
Apr 26 2017 (09:45)   22144/Bidar - Mumbai CST SuperFast Express | LUR/Latur (2 PFs)

New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2250959            Tags   Past Edits
Is this extension of 22108 Latur - Mumbai daily SF train thrice in a week to Bidar ?

Apr 26 2017 (10:12)
deepakyerr~   881 blog posts
Re# 2250959-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yes Mumbai latur is extended thrice to Bidar.

Apr 26 2017 (10:20)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2250959-2            Tags   Past Edits
Bidar is really gaining good pace, became junction and dedicated trains to Bluru, Hyd, Mumbai
Rail News
New/Special TrainsSWR/South Western  -  
Apr 24 2017 (15:20)   Three more Humsafar trains for Karnataka

Aniket~   8 news posts
Entry# 2249111   News Entry# 300622         Tags   Past Edits
By S Lalitha | Express News Service | Published: 15th January 2017 03:37 AM |
Last Updated: 15th January 2017 03:37 AM |
BENGALURU: Indian Railways is all set to introduce three more Humsafar trains for Karnataka shortly. These are GPS based, AC 3-tiered trains with special facilities for disabled.
Speaking to Express, S
S Soin, Additional General Manager (AGM), South Western Railway, Hubballi, said, “Railways will be introducing three more weekly Humsafar trains before March, two of which will originate within Bangalore Division.
The operation of trains though will fall under the jurisdiction of different railway zones and not the South Western Railway. The Humsafar trains offer additional comfort for passenger.”
The Kamakhya-Bengaluru Cantonment Weekly Humsafar Express was launched on December 25 from Kamakhya (Assam) and commenced regular operations from Bangalore Cantonment from December 30.
The new Humsafar trains will be introduced to Bhuvaneshwar from Krishnarajapuram, to Howrah from Yesvantpur and to Tiruchirapalli from Sriganganagar (Rajasthan), said Soin. The Hamsafar category of trains were announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on August 17 last year.
Elaborating on its features, divisional railway manager, Bengaluru Division, Sanjiv Agarwal, said, “The trains will have an LED display board and coaches will have sensors to detect smoke and fire. The coaches are disabled-friendly with Braille display.” Bio-toilets, vending machines that can give tea, coffee and soup and newly designed dustbins are other features, he said.
In addition to that, Uday Express (double-decker train) from KSR station to Coimbatore will also be launched. The train will leave Coimbatore at 5.45am and reach KSR station at 12.35 pm. In the return direction, it will leave KSR at 2.15 pm and reach Coimbatore at 9 pm. It will run on all days except Monday. This will only be the second double decker from Bengaluru. One such train runs to Chennai daily.

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Apr 25 2017 (10:56)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2249111-15            Tags   Past Edits
Ypr - Maq overnight humsafar will be super hit if considered.
Travel Question
Apr 19 2017 (09:24)   11423/Solapur - Hubballi Intercity Express | UBL/Hubballi Junction (Hubli) (5 PFs)

New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2241527            Tags   Past Edits
SWR decided to cancel this train as a result of poor patronage

Apr 21 2017 (10:24)
Solapur Superfast~   1585 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2241527-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not cancelling for poor patronage.
1. Solapur Hubli Solapur Passenger is running just ahead of this Intercity and time for travel is almost same.
2. SWR want to extend Solapur Mumbai Superfast (Mini Siddheshwar) till Gadag. So Mumbai Solapur Gadag Express will use time slot of 11423.

Apr 21 2017 (10:33)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2241527-2            Tags   Past Edits
Poor patronage is because of passenger running ahead of it, daily morning from vijayapura on wards there is hardly difference of 30 mins to 1 hr between these two trains , so people will obvious take less fare, early reaching train than exp behind it. Yes may be because of mum-sur train extn they decided to cancel ice
General Travel
Jan 05 2017 (18:08)   22139/Mumbai CST - Solapur SF Express | SUR/Solapur (5 PFs)

New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2117032            Tags   Past Edits
After speeding up, this train can be easily extended to BGK/GDG, instead of separate SUR-BJP weekend express. I heard even chances of extending this train to BIDR via GR new line after completion. Either of the extension is welcome and will benefit border districts pax.

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Jan 07 2017 (20:03)
Need pitlines at BAY BGM SMET~   2005 blog posts   722 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2117032-2            Tags   Past Edits
There is good demand from GDG,BGK, BJP districts towards CSTM for a daily train, but somehow railways neglect it..

Jan 09 2017 (08:49)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2117032-3            Tags   Past Edits
Its a 4 Sleeper and 2 AC coaches train currently, can be increased to 6-9 Sl and 3-4 AC coaches train and extend it at-least to Gadag. It is extended currently as weekend special(SUR-BJP weekend exp) with same rakes.

Apr 19 2017 (18:29)
Miss you ಚಾಲುಕ್ಯ~   356 blog posts   52 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2117032-4            Tags   Past Edits
Your wish got fulfilled !!

Apr 19 2017 (18:44)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4732 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2117032-5            Tags   Past Edits
This was proposed in yesterday's SWR Zonal meet at UBL to extend till GDG.

Apr 21 2017 (10:10)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2117032-6            Tags   Past Edits
Is it :) I got this doubt when they decided to cancel 11423/4 sur-ubl ice. It was of no use as a passenger train runs ahead of it. Good that they cancelled ice and extended this train to GDG, well done swr/cr.
Rail News
Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western  -  
Apr 19 2017 (13:36)   People demand AC chair car in Kudla Express

karbang~   152 news posts
Entry# 2241964   News Entry# 300083         Tags   Past Edits
Activists have asked people to tweet Union minister for Railways with their request
Activists and people of Dakshina Kannada have requested the Railways to introduce one AC chair car coach in the recently introduced Kudla Express 16576/ 16575, Mangaluru Junction-Yesvantpur-Mangaluru Junction tri-weekly.
The train, which was recently flagged off by Railways minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, has 14 coaches comprising of seven second class chair car coaches, five general second class coaches and two second class luggage-cum-brakevan/disabled coaches.
activists under the banner Railway Yatri Sangha Puttur have demanded an AC chair coach in the train.
Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, convenor of the sangha Dinesh Bhat said, “The new train announced till Mangaluru Central via the newly completed Shravana-belagola route does not have an AC chair car, which is essential. We are requesting people to tweet to the Union railway minister to provide the same in the train,” he said.
Bhat further said that initial response to the train has been lackluster as the train terminates at Mangaluru junction, which has connectivity issues with the nearby areas.
“Travel time may further be reduced if the department takes up various infrastructure works between Yesvantpur- Kunigal-Hassan-Sakleshpur section as well between Subrhamanya Road-Mangaluru to increase the speed limit.
Infrastructure works means increase in track carrying capacity, introduction of ultra-modern coaches, use of technology to improve the visibility in the Ghat curves and so on,” he said.
The railway officials, however, maintained that the response to the newly introduced train has been positive.

Apr 19 2017 (15:02)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2241964-1            Tags   Past Edits
Very genuine demand in this scorching summer
Rail News
Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western  -  
Apr 19 2017 (06:53)   South Western Railway to propose rerouting of Bengaluru-Karwar trains via Shravanabelagola

rdb*^   128423 news posts
Entry# 2241503   News Entry# 300057         Tags   Past Edits
Decision was taken at a Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Committee meeting in Hubballi
The South Western Railway (SWR) on Tuesday decided to recommend to the Railway Board to divert Yeshwantpur-Karwar tri-weekly day express and Bengaluru-Karwar/Kannur daily night express via the newly opened Bengaluru-Hassan via Shravanabelagola line.
SWR took this decision at the meeting of Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (ZRUCC) in Hubballi, attended by among others MPs Pralhad Joshi, and Karadi Sanganna and General Manager Ashok Kumar Gupta.
day train, 16515/516, presently runs via Arsikere and the night train 16523/524, 16517/518, run via Mysuru. SWR had earlier sought opinion from ZRUCC members regarding the diversion on the ground that the diversion would drastically reduce the travel time. ZRUCC member Vinay Kumar from Kadur told The Hindu that diverting the day train would deprive train facility to and from the coast for travellers from Hubballi and sought a connecting train from Arsikere to Hassan. He also said the Mysuru Chamber of Commerce and Industry opposed the move to divert the night express train as it was the only connecting train for people from Ramanagaram, Mandya, and Mysuru to the coast.
According to SWR’s Chief Public Relations Officer E. Vijaya, the users were convinced about providing connecting trains from Arsikere and Mysuru to Hassan to get into Karwar day and night trains. Finally, it was decided to send proposals to the Railway Board to allow SWR to reroute the two trains, she said. The approval might come within a month, Ms. Vijaya added.
With the diversion of tri-weekly day train, six-day a week day train service would be available between Bengaluru and the coast, Ms. Vijaya said. Already, train No. 16575/576, Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction Kudla Express is operational on the newly commissioned shorter route, she said.
Mr. Vinay Kumar also said South Western Railway rejected the demand to reintroduce Mangaluru-Miraj Mahalakshmi Express via Arsikere and Hubballi, which was running before gauge conversion of Mangaluru-Hassan line. The Zone cited restrictions on number of trains on the ghat section as the reason.
SWR also decided to cancel Hubballi-Sholapur Intercity Express for poor patronage.

Apr 19 2017 (08:56)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2241503-1            Tags   Past Edits
Good decision to divert coastal trains via short route and bad news for not having MG mahalaxmi exp re-introduction and cancellation of solapur intercity.

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Apr 18 2017 (15:20)
platform pic not visible.. station board not clearly visible
Apr 18 2017 (11:23)   JML/Jumnal (1 PFs)   Station - Add Pic

New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   17 Conf TLs   5 Void TLs
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