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BNC/Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore) (4 PFs)
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ದಂಡು     बैंगलूरु छावनी

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 89
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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Feb 13 2017 (18:42)  Additional Stoppage for Train No. 12504/12503 (pbs.twimg.com)
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News Entry# 293795     
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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)
Station Tag: Kamakhya Junction/KYQ added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 13 2017 (18:42)
Train Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. - Kamakhya Humsafar Express (Weekly)/12503 added by Ballari Express~/1060656

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

Posted by: Ballari Express~  34 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: Muzzammil Cool  9 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

Feb 10 2017 (10:18)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Posted by: Muzzammil Cool  9 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

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
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  46 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   45 blog posts
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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   111 blog posts   182 correct pred (64% 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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News Entry# 290904   Blog Entry# 2122078     
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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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Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
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After much if's and but's, finally a ray of light.

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Design Engineer at Johnson controls~   280 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
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At last a relief for passengers
Jan 01 2017 (19:34)  Decongesting rail terminals (www.deccanherald.com)
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News Entry# 290262   Blog Entry# 2112756     
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Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Chikbanavar Junction/BAW added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang  46 news posts
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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Jan 02 2017 (05:40)
deepakyerr~   777 blog posts
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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.
Dec 25 2016 (13:22)  New train from Bengaluru to Guwahati (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Dec 25 2016 (1:22PM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC removed by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 25 2016 (1:22PM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 25 2016 (1:22PM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 25 2016 (1:22PM)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantt. Inaugural Humsafar Express/02504 added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Posted by: Banerjee™  281 news posts
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.
Dec 22 2016 (09:57)  Bengaluru will hear Chuku Buku soon: Railways to start morning service to Whitefield (www.thenewsminute.com)
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Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Posted by: RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~  927 news posts
South-Western Railways (SWR) is all set to run a morning train service from Majestic to Whitefield in Bengaluru.
The train that starts from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru City) station at Majestic at 8 45 am will reach Whitefield in less than an hour’s time, reports The Times of India.
The train service between Ramanagara and Bengaluru will be extended to make this possible in a month’s time.
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first train from Bengaluru to Ramanagara departs at 5 20 am, that returns to Bengaluru City at 8 45 am. This service will be further extended to Whitefield and will return back to Bengaluru city at 11.10 am.
The decision comes days after a citizen forum Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) launched a campaign “Chuku Buku Beku” demanding a well-connected suburban local train network in the city.
The campaign on Saturday saw many citizens take a rail yatra from Cantonment station to Whitefiled in KSR-Bangarpet MEMU, to highlight the necessity of local trains. A day after this, Union Minister Ananth Kumar assured that development works will be taken up soon.
The new train service is extended to decongest the city, of the heavy traffic in the peak hours of morning.
“This will help ease peak-hour traffic and benefit many who travel to Whitefield,” Sanjiv Agarwal, division railway manager of Bengaluru division, SWR, told TOI. He added that the train will halt at Cantonment, Bengaluru east, Byappanahalli, KR Puram and Hoodi stations.
Dec 12 2016 (09:37)  CITY'S IT FOLK ARE DITCHING CARS AND JUMPING ON TO TRAINS TO TRAVEL TO WORK (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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News Entry# 288350     
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Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Heelalige/HLE added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Karmelaram/CRLM added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Lotte Golla Halli/LOGH added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Hebbal/HEB added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Belandur Road/BLRR added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang  46 news posts
Bellandur to Hebbal in 35 minutes, at a cost of `10. No way? Way! That is if you are like around 2,000 city folk who have said goodbye to traffic jams and the pain (physical and otherwise) of travelling 30-35 kms a day (one-way) to and from work. And they have managed to do this by junking their carsbikes and jumping on to a train instead.
While many debates have been held off late about the proposed measures being taken by the government to ease traffic congestion in the city, a quiet few have made the switch to traveling on outstation trains that stop at railway stations across the city. Bengaluru does not have a local train network like Mumbai or Chennai,
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which is why many people don't even know that there are railway stations in, say , Whitefield and Bellandur, where one can catch a train to go across the city to destinations like Hebbal and Lottegollahalli. For six years, techie Suhas Narayanamurthy was travelling from his home in Yelahanka to his offices in Electronics City, Whitefield and Bellandur on his two-wheeler. As a result, he was bed-ridden after suffering a slipped disc due to the long-distance travel on his scooter. Suhas was aware of a train station near his house, and 23 months ago, in an attempt to find an alternative mode of travel, he thought about checking if there was one near his office at RMZ Ecoworld in Bellandur. “To my surprise, I found that there are two stations close to my office -Carmelaram Railway Station and Bellandur Road Railway Station.I tried taking the train to work one day , and have been doing so since. My travel time has reduced drastically , and I come back home fresh and have more time to spend with my family . I am also saving a lot of money ,“ says Suhas.
After realizing the benefits of travelling by train, Suhas started the social media page Namma City Express to spread awareness among city folk who can benefit from the train service. Word spread quickly as people shared the information on the page; it has so far been shared with two lakh people across the globe.
Manju Janarthanan, a lead consultant who works at ITC Infotech, travels from Carmelaram Railway Station to Banaswadi Railway Station and back every day .And she covers this distance in a span of 20 minutes.Manju has not only been reaping the physical and psychological benefits of not travelling by road, but switching to train travel has also helped her retain her job.“Travelling to work used to take 1.15 hours by bike, and two hours by car and bus (one is required to change two buses). I have a young child, and I was thinking about quitting my job because of the distance. I discussed this with a colleague, who asked me to try travelling by train instead. It turned out to be a life-saving option and has helped me retain my job. The trains are not always on time, but there are around 1,900 people who give real-time updates of where each train is via the Trainspotters group on Telegram. This way , not just me, but many other women have benefited from travelling by train,“ she says.
Many people also club Metro and train travel, as the Baiyappanahalli Metro Station is a short walk from the Baiyappanahalli Railway Station.
Although travelling by train has eased stress and reduced travel time considerably , a common complaint is the frequency of the trains.Chaitra Ramesh, an analyst, who lives in Yelahanaka and works at RMZ Ecoworld, takes a train from Hebbal Railway Station to Bellandur Railway Station -a journey that takes 20-25 minutes and costs `10 -only when she is in the general shift, as the timings are not feasible when she works in the US shift. To tackle this issue, Suhas has been in touch with Gopinath, s senior divisional opera tionals manager, South Western Railways, who is also in charge of the s timetable for trains, and , Sanjay Agarwal, the division al railway manager. To making travel to and from the stations easier, T Prabhakar, former KSRTC chairman, is helping arrange a BMTC bus shuttle service from the rail way stations to tech parks, and vice versa. These buses will not ply on the main roads, but will approach the tech parks from the back gates.
Oct 30 2016 (13:17)  Special train to Bangalore (www.assamtribune.com)
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Oct 30 2016 (1:18PM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by 1st trip outside Assam Nov 2014~/1329476

Oct 30 2016 (1:18PM)
Station Tag: Kamakhya Junction/KYQ added by 1st trip outside Assam Nov 2014~/1329476

Oct 30 2016 (1:18PM)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by 1st trip outside Assam Nov 2014~/1329476

Oct 30 2016 (1:18PM)
Train Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. - Kamakhya Suvidha Special/82502 added by 1st trip outside Assam Nov 2014~/1329476

Oct 30 2016 (1:18PM)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantt. Suvidha Special/82501 added by 1st trip outside Assam Nov 2014~/1329476

Posted by: Flying Officer Biplob Kagyung~  373 news posts
GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to continue the service of the 82501/82502 Weekly Suvidha special train between Kamakhya and Bangalore Cantonment for another 10 trips to clear rush of passengers during the festival season.
The Suvidha special train (no-82501) will leave from Kamakhya at 8.10 pm on November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22 and November 29, NFR Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.
In the reverse direction, the Suvidha special train (no-82502) will leave from Bangalore Cantonment at 10.15 am on November
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4, November 11, November 18, November 25 and December 2.
The train will have one AC-2 tier, four AC-3 tier and nine Sleeper Class coaches. It will have a stoppage at New Bongaigaon in Assam and its fare structure will be dynamic.
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