This train reaches Shimoga at 2.45 PM and the moment it reaches Shimoga passengers start entering general coaches. The day I travelled i.e., 3rd October, our coach (UR) was almost full. Shimoga needs a express daily train in the afternoon to SBC. Better if it is extended to 7 days of the week.
I too want to travel in this train on 3rd October 2016 from Shivamogga to Bengaluru and it will be my maiden journey in LHB coach if I do so. I want to see the difference in comfort between ICF and LHB coach.
As predicted, I travelled in this train on 3rd October 2016 from Shimoga to Bengaluru. The LHB coaches are really comfortable compared to ICF coaches. Though there will be slight jerk at the time of starting and stopping. The seats are push back seats and more comfortable compared to seats of Bengaluru Shimogga intercity train. Overall a good journey.