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.