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
BENGALURU: If one is exasperated by the slow-moving traffic to Whitefield from the city's centre, one could try this from January 16: The Bengaluru division of South Western Railway (SWR) is introducing a new electric train -a mainline electric multiple unit (MEMU) -in the next fortnight.
The train also connects the city to Ramanagaram, the silk capital of Karnataka, located 50 km from the city on the Bengaluru-Mysuru road.
The proposed train will be a boon to professionals who commute to Whitefield from the city . The train originates at the Bengaluru City
This should help commuters travel by local trains rather than to shift to Metro at Byappanahalli or elsewhere
Hurry MEMU is getting started finally across city. Start of an era.
Bangalore city to Hosur further 6 services up and down are needed for IT. Industrial passenger
A duo of alert keymen on duty who detected a big crack which developed on the railway track of Jollarpettai-Bengaluru section of South Western Railway, signalled to the early morning express (Jollarpettai-Bengaluru) to stop and thus averted a major tragedy in the early hours of Saturday.
According to railway officials at Kuppam, the keymen duo — Mahendra (35) and Chalam (30) — were as usual checking the joints and bolts on the railway track at Kadepalle village of Gudipala mandal near Kuppam railway station.
Though it was around 5.30 a.m., with fog having
Track man should be honoured
Great. That might be the reason Kaveri express arrived SBC late by 3 hours yesterday
STOPPAGE OF TRAIN No.22625/22626 AT KUPPAM FROM 19.05.2016 TO 25.05.2016
To increase the patronage maybe.
this is temp decession on account of Thirupathi Gangamma jatara,which is imp of Chittor dist
I travelled by 22626 on 18th May. C1 was missing. Coach numbering was from C2 which was after EOG.
C1 was sent for regular maintenance.. A news PR was also released few weeks back..
But it had C1 last week. There was so much of confusion to accommodate passengers.
In PR ..I remember the date from which it will not be available was also mentioned... May be it was sent in this week only I guess..
A bomb scare created panic at the Kuppam railway station on Sunday night, with passengers from the Chennai-Bangalore Lalbagh Express rushing out of the train and running helter-skelter. Being a Sunday, the railway station was jam-packed with passengers. As the train moved slowly, some passengers pulled the chain to facilitate others to board the train. When it was done for the second time at the outer point, the gas-vacuum pipe got snapped owing to pressure, and burst, producing a loud noise. It led to a rumour that somebody had planted a bomb in the compartment. Passengers jumped off the train in panic. The commotion lasted for half-an-hour, before the cause was detected and rectified by the engine crew. The train resumed its journey later.