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Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 91
Number of Originating Trains: 7
Number of Terminating Trains: 6
Station Rd, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru-560052
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 928 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Apr 24 2017 (15:20)  Three more Humsafar trains for Karnataka (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 300622   Blog Entry# 2249111     
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Apr 24 2017 (15:20)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Aniket~/1490219

Apr 24 2017 (15:20)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Aniket~/1490219

Apr 24 2017 (15:20)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Aniket~/1490219

Apr 24 2017 (15:20)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by Aniket~/1490219

Apr 24 2017 (15:20)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Aniket~/1490219

Posted by: Aniket~  8 news posts
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.
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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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Boxer Bhai   38750 blog posts   12687 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Ask normal train not hs
Discussing sl topic asking hs rake??

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Yesterday (00:19)
Boxer Bhai   38750 blog posts   12687 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Bbs kjm suvi not running too

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Yesterday (00:33)
Boxer Bhai   38750 blog posts   12687 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Rake ecor ko mili kya?

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Yesterday (00:47)
DhnEcr~   5199 blog posts
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UP followed by Karnataka. Do I notice a pattern here. BBS-YPR route with 3 HS, while 10 train exist already. What a route planning.

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Yesterday (00:57)
Boxer Bhai   38750 blog posts   12687 correct pred (61% accurate)
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No route nothing train was given under ecor share of qouta,as spl was already running they just reg it as hs

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Yesterday (01:14)
DhnEcr~   5199 blog posts
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Mark my Words. From now to next year, Karnataka will be in Railway news for all good reasons. Be it new trains , extension, doubling, electrification, new project ,etc. And no guessing the reason why.

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Yesterday (01:32)
Aniket~   4670 blog posts   341 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Just like UP. it will also be benefited!!

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Yesterday (05:26)
deepakyerr~   879 blog posts
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If it is so then there should be trains within KA but not to other states or far of places.

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जय हिन्द   2059 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
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If it is so, then we can think of a Dhanbad-Mysore weekly super-fast express.

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New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4155 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Ypr - Maq overnight humsafar will be super hit if considered.
Mar 19 2017 (17:06)  12 more railway stations in State to get free Wi-Fi facility soon (www.thehindu.com)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Toranagallu Junction/TNGL added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Shivamogga Town (Shimoga)/SMET added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore)/MAJN added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Vasco-da-Gama/VSG added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Hassan Junction/HAS added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Ballari Junction (Bellary)/BAY added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Vijayapura (Bijapur)/BJP added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam/SSPN added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Bangarapet Junction/BWT added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY  37 news posts
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Seven stations, including Bengaluru, Mysuru and Mangaluru, have the facility
Very soon, 12 more railway stations in the State would get high-speed free Wi-Fi facility for passengers. Seven major stations in the State have the facility now.
RailTel, a public sector undertaking of the Railway Ministry, is executing the project announced in the 2016–17 Railway Budget. The Railway Board had entrusted RailTel
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with the task of installation of Wi-Fi facility at 400 stations across the country in collaboration with Google, under the Digital India initiative of the Union government.
Presently, free Wi-Fi is available at KRS Bengaluru City, Yeshwantpur, Mysuru, Hubballi, Mangaluru Central, and Kalaburagi stations through RailTel. Belagavi station has got the facility under the MPLAD scheme. With each access point covering up to 40 metres, all platforms, passenger concourse and entrance of the stations are covered, according to South Western Railway’s chief public relations officer E. Vijaya.
In 2017–18, the Railways would provide the facility at Vijayapura, Ballari, Dharwad, Hosapete, and Vasco da Gama (Goa) stations in Hubballi division; Bengaluru Cantonment (to be commissioned shortly), Bangarpet, Kengeri, Krishnarajapuram, and Sri Satya Sai Prasanti Nilayam stations in Bengaluru division; Davangere and Shivamogga Town in Mysuru division, and Mangaluru Junction station in Palakkad division of Southern Railway.
Seventeen more stations would be covered in the next financial year. They are Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Londa, and Toranagallu in Hubballi division; Banaswadi, Hindupur, Hosur, Mandya, Tumakuru, and Yelahanka in Bengaluru division, and Arsikere, Birur, Bhadravathi, Harihar, Haveri and Hassan in Mysuru division.
One can get Internet access with speeds up to 1 Mbps for upload and 3 Mbps for download for the first 30 minutes. Subsequently, the speed reduces to 64 Kbps, but, one could access railway-related sites through WiFi for information such as PNR, and train inquiry, throughout the day.
Mar 18 2017 (23:02)  13 more railway stations in Karnataka to get Wi-fi by March 2018 (m.timesofindia.com)
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Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
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Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
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Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
Station Tag: Bangarapet Junction/BWT added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY  37 news posts
BENGALURU: Citizens can soon access Railnet Wi-fi in Bengaluru Cantonment station soon. And by March 2018, Bangarpet, Kengeri and Krishnarajapuram railway stations will also be WI-fi enabled too.
South Western Railways listed out 13 stations in its jurisdiction which will provide wi-fi to users stations and platforms, out of which four are in Bengaluru and Prashantinilayam station in Andhra Pradesh. There are 210 access points already in major stations Karnataka providing Wi-fi, 79 access points are in Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) station and 45 in Yesvantpur station.
Railway Board has entrusted RailTel to
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provide Wi-Fi at 400 stations across India in collaboration with Google. Wi-Fi services at Railway stations are being provided through "RailWire" the retail broadband distribution model of RailTel. Google is providing radio access network equipment along with technology support. Each access point covers 25 to 40 Meters. The maximum Bandwidth allotted to each station is 1 GB. In Belgavi Railway station the facility is provided through MPLADS by BSNL. And in 2018-19, 17 more stations in Karnataka will provide Wi-fi access.
Feb 13 2017 (18:42)  Additional Stoppage for Train No. 12504/12503 (pbs.twimg.com)
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Feb 13 2017 (18:42)
Station Tag: Duvvada/DVD added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 13 2017 (18:42)
Station Tag: Palasa/PSA added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 13 2017 (18:42)
Station Tag: Brahmapur/BAM added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 13 2017 (18:42)
Station Tag: Bhadrak/BHC added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 13 2017 (18:42)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 13 2017 (18:42)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 13 2017 (18:42)
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Feb 13 2017 (18:42)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantt. Humsafar Express(Weekly)/12504 added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Posted by: Ballari Express~  42 news posts
Additional Stoppage for Train No. 12504/12503
Feb 10 2017 (11:23)  THREE RAILWAY STATIONS IN CITY TO GET A FACELIFT (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 293564     
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Feb 10 2017 (11:23)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (11:23)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY  37 news posts
The Railways has placed the 400-plus stations earmarked for redevelopment across the country under A and A-1 categories based on a revenue generation of Rs 50 to 60 crore per annum and Rs 8 crore per annum, respectively, with Bengaluru Cantonment and Yeshwantpur railway stations to benefit from the move.
Meanwhile, Baiyappanahalli has also been entrusted to Indian Railway station Development Corporation (IRSDC).
As part of the first phase of the project, 23 stations were bid out through an online portal following the modified “Swiss challenge method”. The bidding process under this method
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involves submitting proposals online and permitting rival bidders to beat that proposal with a more attractive one.
In the second phase, 100 stations will be bid out for redevelopment in June or July of this year (2017). And in the third and final phase, 250 stations will be bid out in December. The redevelopment plans for the stations include building an iconic structure with state-of-the-art facilities.
The complexes will have a parking lot aimed at easing congestion and will provide non-conflicting entry and exit points to the station premises. Segregation of arrival and departure of passengers is also a part of the revamp plan.
The government also wants developers to build an adequate concourse without overcrowding, which would mean constructing it above the platforms and rail lines. Of course, the concourse will have enough space for essential facilities such as catering, small retail, wash rooms, cloak rooms, drinking water facilities, ATM, pharmacy, internet, etc.
Feb 10 2017 (10:18)  Vacant land near two rly stations in city to be developed (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 293560     
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Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Vasco-da-Gama/VSG added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Bangarapet Junction/BWT added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Shivamogga Town (Shimoga)/SMET added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Davangere/DVG added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: Dharwad/DWR added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: Belagavi (Belgaum)/BGM added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: Vijayapura (Bijapur)/BJP added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: Ballari Junction (Bellary)/BAY added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:18)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

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Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY  37 news posts
BENGALURU: Taking a major step towards monetising railway assets and upgrading passenger amenities, Indian Railways on Wednesday invited tenders for development of vacant railway land in the vicinity of 23 railway stations. This includes Bangalore Cantonment and Yeshwantpur in Bangalore Railway Division.
Briefing newspersons at the Divisional Railway Manager’s office before Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the ‘Station Redevelopment Programme’ (announced in this year’s Railway budget) from New Delhi through video link, General Manager of South Western Railway, A K Gupta, said a total of 22.5 acres in Bengaluru will be offered for private development.
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will include 20 acres located 4 km from Yeshwantpur station and 2.25 acres near Cantonment station, located along Thimmaiah Road connecting Queen’s Road,” he said.
Tenders were floated for commercial development of these places on Wednesday and the last date for accepting bids is June 1. The Swiss Challenge Method, which is more transparent than the regular tendering process, has been adopted.

“The bidder can have any commercial venture in railway land, which will be offered on a 45-year lease. Simultaneously, the two stations need to be provided with all conceivable passenger amenities and facilities so that they become iconic ventures,” he added.
Fifteen more stations in South Western Railway will be developed. These include Belagavi, Ballari, Vijayapura, Davangere, Dharwad, Hosapete, Hubballi, Krishnarajapuram, Shivamogga, Sai Prashanti Nilayam, Vasco Da Gama, Bangarpet and Bengaluru city (Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna) stations, Gupta said.
In the second phase, bids for redevelopment of 100 stations will be put out in June. In the third and final phase in December, 250-plus stations will be covered.
Suresh Prabhu, in a speech telecast live across many railway divisions, said that the space near railway stations falls under the “most valuable real estate in the country.”
“The entire Stations Redevelopment Programme was targeting `1 lakh crore to be obtained by monetising 2,200 acres of land across 100 cities across the country,” he said. Altogether 400-plus A1 and A stations would be developed.
Jan 19 2017 (11:29)  It’s all about world-play (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 291592   Blog Entry# 2132242     
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Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by karbang/50057

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Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang~  152 news posts
In today’s edition, Bangalore Mirror brings to you the second part of its series — the suburban rail service that connects two major worlds. One, new and upwardly mobile, and the other, as old as the very soil itself. A ride between City station and tech hub Whitefield is, metaphorically, a journey from crowds to crowd-sourcing
A solution that saves time, money
When a city is connected by local railway, travelling becomes much more easy and quicker. On a certain occasion, when the city was going through a bus strike, I had to
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travel to Hosur from Hebbal and since there were no buses available, I had to avail of the local train. It was on that day that I realized how feasible it is to travel around the city by local trains.
Since buses are an integral part of Bengaluru, most people like me miss out on the advantages of travelling by local trains, and only during crisis do they realize that one can travel to most parts of the city by local trains.
It is only in Bengaluru that suburban railway has seven directions and that is a great thing for a city to possess. If you are well versed with the timings of the local trains, you will not have any problems travelling to most parts of the city. What makes it beautiful is that in Karnataka, the local train travels through lush greenery, unlike Mumbai where you get to see construction sites everywhere.
A distance that requires three hours to reach can be reached in 45 minutes if you are travelling in local trains. Since there are two sides to every story, there are things
that make local railway problematic as well.
The thing that bothers me the most is the punctuality of the trains. There is no fixed time for a train to arrive and hence that creates a problem.
Spare the roads, and oil the tracks
In order to avoid the heavy traffic that Bengaluru is famous for, travel by local train. I have always been a supporter of suburban railway because that is the only way we can travel across the city in a very less time. One of the very effective solutions to the problem would be local trains. The outer ring road that has the most number of cars blocking each other will see 50 per cent less traffic if we begin commuting by local trains.
I don’t understand why people do not use them for their daily travels because when you can reach a location in 40 minutes, why would you want to take the roads and waste hours reaching the same spot. As we can clearly understand that travelling becomes easy when we avail of local trains, it also goes unnoticed that it creates lesser traffic congestions, faster connectivity, all at a lower cost.
What the public want these days is point-to-point connectivity, which is not possible when you are availing of public transport. I will always be ready to walk that extra mile to either take a metro or a train if that reduces both travel time as well as cost. With proper planning by the government, the bottlenecks can be reduced in no time.
One more aspect everybody misses out on is that avoiding cars and availing of local trains will reduce fuel consumption. That is national savings. We can save dollars for our country if we are saving petrol.

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Jan 19 2017 (11:53)
karbang~   106 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Trains do run on the route between SBC and Whitefield, but the majority of the commuters want the trains to run on schedule.
Hope IR manages to keep up the timings of the local trains in accordance with Metro services

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Jan 19 2017 (13:12)
Prometh Suresh~   198 blog posts   270 correct pred (65% accurate)
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there is heavy rail traffic in the Bangalore city limits at morning hours as long distance trains come early in the morning due to which the MEMU gets delayed but my suggestion is let SWR rail controller give more priority to local MEMUs than expresses/passenger trains from other places.
Jan 10 2017 (09:17)  Commercial run of MEMU train to Whitefield will start from January 17 (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Kuppam/KPN added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Posted by: Design Engineer at Johnson controls~  37 news posts
BENGALURU: To make good for the delay in introduction of a suburban rail service, the Bangalore Railway Division recently announced a list of trains to partially cover a segment of the proposed suburban route. In this connection, two Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services to Whitefield will be run at timings convenient to IT professionals from January 17.
According to railway sources, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be coming to the city to flag off these services along with three services from here to Ramanagara on January 16. “The trains will be flagged off on January 16 evening and will run a short trip. The actual commercial run will begin the next morning (January 17),” they said.
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of the services will run exclusively to Whitefield while the second service will stop at Whitefield enroute Kuppam. Three pairs of trains to Ramanagara, two of them evening trains, will also be launched on that day.
The MEMU to Whitefield will leave Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna railway station at 8.45 am and reach Whitefield at 9.40 am. In the return direction, it will leave Whitefield at 10.30 am and reach KSR at 11.10 am. The second train will leave KSR at 11.20 am and reach Kuppam at 1.45 pm. It will leave Kuppam at 2.45 pm and return to KSR at 5.20 pm. The trains will stop at Cantonment, Bengaluru East, Baiyappanahalli, KR Puram and Hoodi stations in both directions.
“With the Suburban Draft Policy making the state government solely responsible for putting in place a suburban network and calling for new infrastructure solely for suburban trains, Railways is now relived of playing the key role in putting in place the suburban service,” added a railway official.
The services between KSR and Ramanagara will have stops at Nayandahalli, Kengeri, Hejjala and Bidadi.
The timings of the proposed morning service is as follows: leave KSR at 5.20 am and reach Ramanagara at 6.15 am; In the return direction, leave Ramanagaram at 7 am and KSR at 8.40 am.

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Jan 01 2017 (19:34)  Decongesting rail terminals (www.deccanherald.com)
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Packed with long-distance trains, all its tracks perennially occupied, the city railway station is not everyone’s terminal. The Yeshwantpur station was upgraded to decongest, but is caught up in operational issues. Can a new terminal at Baiyappanahalli be the game-changer?
Bengaluru’s collective, 33-year-old yearning for a suburban rail network has always had a stock response from the Railways and Centre: The tracks are saturated and its stations, space-starved. Can some smart use of available space free up the existing terminals?
For decades, the city station, now named after Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna, with its
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10 platforms, has remained Bengaluru’s premier rail head. Severe space-crunch forced the South Western Railway to acquire a part of the Binny Mill land from BBMP. But a project, sanctioned in 2013, to build a shunting yard there, is still stuck.
Here’s why: No access. A main road passes right across the land, and a plan to build a road underbridge with reinforced concrete cement (RCC) has not worked due to the multiplicity of underground utility lines.
The implications are clear. No shortcuts can work. A long-term alternative, as urban rail analyst Sanjeev Dyamannavar suggests, could be to dig up the entire area, build a proper four lane road and top it. This way, any number of tracks can be laid above, decongesting the city station.
Dedicated shunting yard
Lack of a dedicated shunting yard forces long-distance trains to be parked on tracks between the platforms. The pit lines and stabling lines run parallel to the platforms, blocking trains coming from the Cantonment side. The decongestion by shifting these lines to the Binny Mill land will be dramatic.
To introduce a fully functional commuter rail/suburban network for the city, freeing up tracks between stations/terminals is critical. Consultancy firm RITES had even recommended tripling/quadrupling the lines, so that suburban trains could be run on two lines at a frequency of five minutes during peak hours.
How does this plan fit into the available land between the City and Yeshwantpur terminals? Currently, the two biggest stations of Bengaluru are connected only by two tracks. Any chance of fitting in two more tracks has vanished with the Okalipuram bridge built by BBMP, points out Dyamannavar.
South Western Railway had parted with the land in exchange for the Binny Mill land. The bridge ramps are so designed that they rule out any additional tracks on that stretch. Future expansion is clearly out.
Inter-terminal linkage
This critical connectivity issue poses a big challenge for a seamless suburban network. But the Yeshwantpur terminal has another operational issue to sort out: The railway gate on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) cutting across the line towards Chikkabanavara station.
Due to high traffic on ORR, the police do not allow the gate to be closed for long durations. Long-distance trains from the city station are often stuck at platforms 1, 2 and 3 of Yeshwantpur station.
Unless these trains are allowed to move on to Chikkabanavara, trains from the city station are not given the green signal to proceed to Yeshwantpur. Result: Congestion at both the terminals. The 4th, 5th and 6th platforms at the Yeshwantpur station are occupied by inter-city trains that depart from the terminal.
Opening the road overbridge at the railway gate can potentially solve the problem. Trains can then leave the first three platforms in three minutes, accelerating incoming rail traffic from the city station side and back.
Yeshwantpur terminal extension
Once the operational issues are sorted out, the Railways could ideally think of a terminal extension or even a second terminal. Space should not be an issue, provided a factory that manufactures cement sleeper blocks for broad guage lines is shifted from the far-end of the station.
Railways had even offered a four-acre land to shift the facility outside the city. The move is being resisted. But if the area is cleared, eight to 10 tracks can be planned towards Tumakuru, up from the current three. The pit and stabling lines too could be extended, freeing up more space.
Only two tracks connect the city station with Baiyappanahalli station. But Railways has enough land – about 130 acres - for a full-fledged terminal.
Over the last four years, Rs. 20 crore has been spent to lay additional pit and stabling lines. Tenders were again called and awarded in October 2016 for three platforms, a pit line to clean and maintain coaches and other facilities, inform South Western Railway officials.
Baiyappanahalli project
The Rs 116-crore project envisages building eight platforms, six pitlines and stabling lines, station buildings, foot overbridges, signals and other associated installations.
Foundation stone for the project is expected to be laid in the second week of January. Once the terminal is commissioned as planned some time in 2018, a few inter-city trains are likely to terminate here without heading to the city station.
A full-fledged terminus at Baiyappanahalli, a decongested city railway station and an optimally utilised Yeshwantpur terminal, all linked by tripled or quadrupled tracks could effectively pave the way for a functional suburban rail network.
A sustained, coordinated approach by all stakeholders including citizens could make it happen. But is everyone moving in the same direction?
Linking Metro with SWR terminals
Seamless inter-modal transport connectivity implies helping commuters to switch from Namma Metro to a South Western Railway terminal or vice-versa. It is a reality at Baiyappanahalli, where a bridge funded by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) links the Metro terminal with the SWR station. In two years, the station is proposed to be upgraded to a terminal.
But this connection is glaringly lacking at Yeshwantpur, where the Metro station and SWR terminal are only a few metres apart.Thousands of commuters climb up and down stairs, lugging heavy baggage and cross the busy roads underneath to switch over. The SWR and BMRCL are yet to strike a cost-sharing deal on a bridge that would make it all easy.
Once the Metro phase I is fully launched with the green and purple lines intersecting at the Majestic station, the connectivity with the city railway station will have to be seamless. Currently, the Majestic Metro station has a single exit point, from where access to the city station is cumbersome.
Commuters are forced to walk 200-300 metres, step down to an underpass and climb up before heading to the ticket counters and platforms through another bridge.
A second entrance is from the Metro’s underground city station that leads to the 10th platform of the SWR station near Okalipuram. But it is a good walking distance away. A third entry route is now in the pipeline. This route will help commuters cross the Gubbi Thotadappa Road directly from the Majestic metro station, leading to the city station platforms.

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Where is the location of new Byappanhalli station is it in between the space of metro rail and ksrtc terminal in kasturinagar or the line towards banaswadi. If its so then it I'll be 1 km away and how I'll it be connected to metro for seemless travel even the road network seems to be lacking. Due to bbmp lacking of proper planning g they have given land to bmrcl for old madras road kasturinagar road is too narrow which should be at least 100 ft with 2.5lanes on both sides.
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BENGALURU: In line with the Railway Budget announcement, a new train will run between Bengaluru and Guwahati beginning this Sunday (December 25).
The inaugural Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantonment Humsafar Special (Train no. 02504) will leave Kamakhya (in Guwahati) at 12.15 pm and reach Bengaluru Cantonment on December 27 at 5 pm, said an official release.
From Cantonment, the first run will be on December 30. On a regular basis, the train will run from Bengaluru Cantonment on Fridays and from Kamakya on Tuesdays.
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