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Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 44
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Richards Town, Bengaluru
State: Karnataka
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Elevation: 914 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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BAND/Banaswadi 1 km     BNC/Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore) 3 km     BYPL/Baiyyappanahalli 4 km     CSDR/Channasandra 6 km     KJM/Krishnarajapuram 6 km     SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) 7 km     HEB/Hebbal 9 km     MWM/Malleswaram 10 km     HDIH/Hoodi Halt 11 km     KDGH/Kodigehalli 12 km    

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Sep 09 2017 (08:56)  Suburban service to begin in October first week (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 315407   Blog Entry# 2403238     
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Sep 09 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by Pallavan Express™^~/1345336

Sep 09 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Pallavan Express™^~/1345336

Sep 09 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Pallavan Express™^~/1345336

Sep 09 2017 (08:56)
Station Tag: Bangarapet Junction/BWT added by karbang~/50057

Sep 09 2017 (08:56)
Station Tag: Marikuppam/MKM added by karbang~/50057

Sep 09 2017 (08:56)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang~/50057
Posted by: karbang~  426 news posts
BENGALURU: The suburban rail service for the City is finally set to become a reality. A total of 24 coaches that would be required to ready two trains to kickstart the service have reached Banaswadi from Kapurthala, with the final batch arriving on Thursday. The first pair of MEMUs will run on the Bengaluru and Marikuppam route when operations commence.
The receipt of the coaches at Banaswadi depot from the Rail Coach Factory was independently confirmed by three top officials to Express. A senior official told Express, “We have now got the coaches required to form two Mainline Multiple Electric Unit (MEMU) rakes. We plan to start the first of our proposed suburban services in the first week of October.”
first instalment comprising eight coaches arrived on August 20, the second set of eight coaches on September 2 and the final eight coaches came on Thursday, he said. “With each MEMU train set to have 12 coaches, we will now begin the process of readying two trains,” the official said.
“The 24 coaches were procured at a total cost of Rs 66 crore. We will be purchasing a total of 118 coaches with three more 8-coach instalments expected in December or January,” another official said.
The State government has already released Rs 327.79 crore for purchasing coaches as well as another Rs 29.45 crore for upgradation of maintenance facilities for stabling of the MEMU trains at Banaswadi.
How is a MEMU different ?
The present trains along this sector which are always packed have a maximum capacity of 1,800 passengers. “Each of the MEMU trains can carry upto 2,400 passengers. It will be much faster than the conventional rake since the pulling power will be very high. Three engines will propel each of the trains,” the official said. The driver at one end will control all of them.
“Even if there is a failure of one engine, the presence of three engines ensures that the train does not stop its journey midway,” said an operations official. The existing passenger train services running along the Bengaluru-Bangarpet-Marikuppam route will be replaced with the new MEMU pair. MEMUs run on electricity so are more eco-friendly than passenger trains.
The pairs of services running between the two sections which will get replaced initially
Departure from Bangarpet: 5.30 am; Arrival at Marikuppam: 6.05 am
Departure from Marikuppam: 6.25 am; Arrival at Bangarpet: 7 am; Arrival at Bengaluru: 9.15 am
Departure from Bengaluru: 7 am; Arrival at Marikuppam: 9.30 am
Departure from Marikuppam: 9.50 am; Arrival at Bengaluru: 10.25 am
Departure from Bangarpet: 1 pm; Arrival at Marikuppam: 1.35 pm
Departure from Marikuppam: 2 pm; Arrival at Bangarpet: 2.35 pm; at Bengaluru: 5 pm
Departure from Bengaluru: 6 pm; Arrival at Marikuppam: 8.35 pm
Departure from Marikuppam: 8.50 pm; Arrival at Bengaluru: 9.25 pm

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Sep 11 2017 (19:43)
Prometh Suresh   940 blog posts   1026 correct pred (67% accurate)
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The biggest mistake SWR and IR made was not constructing dedicated suburban tracks before Bengaluru City was developed.Kolkata,Chennai,Mumbai,Delhi had dedicated suburban tracks before the cities were developed and dedicated suburban station was also constructed.
Cab aggregator Ola has joined hands with SWR to provide service for 11 more stations. Dedicated Ola kiosks will be available at 11 stations to help consumers to book cabs. The stations identified are BNC, YPR, KJM, HEB, KGI,YNK, BNCE, BAND, WFD, BYPL, MWM. SBC already have the facility.

Jul 10 2017 (00:14)
syedbakash   996 blog posts   2507 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Great to hear this from ola. its very. helpful for us becos i hv faced many times my mobile doesnt get connect to open ola app as the message tells me that ola app is not responding . in this cenario its very useful for us to get the cabs to reach our destinations at the earliest.
Jun 09 2017 (08:18)  Cantonment, Yeshwantpur to get airport-like makeovers (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 304819   Blog Entry# 2313044     
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Jun 09 2017 (08:19)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by karbang~/50057

Jun 09 2017 (08:19)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by karbang~/50057

Jun 09 2017 (08:19)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by karbang~/50057
Posted by: karbang~  426 news posts
BENGALURU: The city's oldest railway station and the youngest railway junction will soon get a makeover. Tenders will be finalized on Saturday for redeveloping the Cantonment Station, which was built in 1864, and Yeshwantpur station, the second biggest junction in the city, to bring them on a par with airport terminals.
The two stations are among 23 stations across the country chosen for redevelopment. While Malaysian agencies have been roped in as consultants, the actual work will be executed by top Indian and multi-national infrastructure companies, say officials in South Western Railway (SWR).
envisages increasing amenities like eateries, hotels and shopping avenues and improving transit-oriented development, including access to station as well as other modes of transport outside its premises like buses and taxibays and Metro.
The redeveloper will have a 45-year lease period to monetize the land, but will have to hand over the station to respective railway zones after 15 years, including the transit-oriented development. In February, SWR floated the tenders for redevelopment and the last date for sending applications was June 1.
Bengaluru Cantonment Station is the city's first railway station and currently connects to 499 stations through 269 trains directly in a month and witnesses 7,500 footfalls daily. There are 30 daily trains moving through this station. It's an A category station (earning revenue between Rs 8 crore and Rs 60 crore). Yeshwantpur railway station is an A1 station (revenue above Rs 60 crore) and sees 126 train movements and over 1.5 lakh footfalls daily.
The Cantonment Station has an attached land parcel of 2.25 acres, while Yeshwantpur has about 20 acres available for commercial exploitation like parking slots, shops, hotels and office spaces for both private builder and the railways.
The Cantonment Station was built by the Madras Presidency and the first train chugged between Cantonment and then Jolarpettai station in 1864. The trains were operated by Madras Railway in the pre-Independence era. It was revamped in 2011 with a new entrance and a new ticketing counter behind platform 2. Slowly, AC VIP lounge, waiting halls, eateries, passenger reservation centres, a food plaza and clinic for medical help to passengers were added to the station.
Several construction majors have evinced interest in leveraging real estate available with the railway authorities in the city.

Jun 09 2017 (11:05)
srinivasvasanthi~   4269 blog posts   15 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Airport entry fees are imposed in every tickets.
Likewise what are the entry fees for these two stations ?

Jun 09 2017 (12:51)
Hung Election this time~   4660 blog posts   334 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Hubballi station, SWR HQ is already like Airport.
Apr 24 2017 (15:20)  Three more Humsafar trains for Karnataka (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 300622   Blog Entry# 2249111     
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Apr 24 2017 (15:20)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Aniket~/1490219

Apr 24 2017 (15:20)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Aniket~/1490219

Apr 24 2017 (15:20)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Aniket~/1490219

Apr 24 2017 (15:20)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by Aniket~/1490219

Apr 24 2017 (15:20)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Aniket~/1490219
By S Lalitha | Express News Service | Published: 15th January 2017 03:37 AM |
Last Updated: 15th January 2017 03:37 AM |
BENGALURU: Indian Railways is all set to introduce three more Humsafar trains for Karnataka shortly. These are GPS based, AC 3-tiered trains with special facilities for disabled.
Speaking to Express, S
S Soin, Additional General Manager (AGM), South Western Railway, Hubballi, said, “Railways will be introducing three more weekly Humsafar trains before March, two of which will originate within Bangalore Division.
The operation of trains though will fall under the jurisdiction of different railway zones and not the South Western Railway. The Humsafar trains offer additional comfort for passenger.”
The Kamakhya-Bengaluru Cantonment Weekly Humsafar Express was launched on December 25 from Kamakhya (Assam) and commenced regular operations from Bangalore Cantonment from December 30.
The new Humsafar trains will be introduced to Bhuvaneshwar from Krishnarajapuram, to Howrah from Yesvantpur and to Tiruchirapalli from Sriganganagar (Rajasthan), said Soin. The Hamsafar category of trains were announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on August 17 last year.
Elaborating on its features, divisional railway manager, Bengaluru Division, Sanjiv Agarwal, said, “The trains will have an LED display board and coaches will have sensors to detect smoke and fire. The coaches are disabled-friendly with Braille display.” Bio-toilets, vending machines that can give tea, coffee and soup and newly designed dustbins are other features, he said.
In addition to that, Uday Express (double-decker train) from KSR station to Coimbatore will also be launched. The train will leave Coimbatore at 5.45am and reach KSR station at 12.35 pm. In the return direction, it will leave KSR at 2.15 pm and reach Coimbatore at 9 pm. It will run on all days except Monday. This will only be the second double decker from Bengaluru. One such train runs to Chennai daily.

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Apr 30 2017 (17:41)
irifan2015   530 blog posts
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There is no use for Karnataka public, as these are not running via any of the location in the‌‌ state. If rlys are really interested in welfare of Karnataka, they should run trains from SBC to Mumbai/ Ahmedabad via UBL, MYS to Goa via Hassan, Udupi, Goa to Hyderabad via UBL, BJP, GR, MYS to hyb via BAY, RC. Else only eyewash.
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~  426 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
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.

Jan 19 2017 (11:53)
karbang~   252 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
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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

Jan 19 2017 (13:12)
Prometh Suresh   940 blog posts   1026 correct pred (67% 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.
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