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
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
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.
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.
After much if's and but's, finally a ray of light.
At last a relief for passengers
The names of 19 Railway stations in the Karnataka State will have to be changed to their new names, as per notification issued by the Indian Railway Conference Association(IRCA), New Delhi.With this effect, a letter was issued by Secretary General of IRCA, to the Chief Commercial Manager, South Western Railway, Hubballi.
The following will be the altered names of stations (old names indicated in brackets) :--
Yes not only sunilkulkarni but many are dead against joining SWR ... And regarding changing of name its simply waste of ink and paint to re-paint again ...anyways SWR should run more trains and earn more...
Premium Superfast Express Special between Bangalore Cantonment-Trivandrum (Train No.02657) and between Trivandrum-Bangalore Cantt. (Tr. No.02662) for 04 trips in each direction i.e. on 25th , 27th, 29th December, 2014 & 03rd January,2015 from Bangalore Cantt. end andon 26th , 28th, 30th Dec.2014 & 04th January, 2015 from Trivandrum end, to clear extra winter rush and Sabarimala Puja, as per the following details:--
Train No. 02657 BANGALORE CANTT.-TRIVANDRUM PREMIUM SUPERFAST EXPRESS SPECIAL will depart at Bangalore Cantt. at 19-15 hrs. on 25th, 27th, 29th December, 2014 & 03rd January,2015 (Total : 04 Specials only)and arrive at Trivandrum Central station at 08-20 hrs., the next day.