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BGM/Belagavi (Belgaum) (3 PFs)
ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ     बेलगावि

Track: Construction - Doubling+Electrification

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 52
Number of Originating Trains: 6
Number of Terminating Trains: 6
Off South Telegraph Road, Camp, Belagavi 590001
State: Karnataka
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Elevation: 751 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: Hubballi (Hubli)
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Rating: 3.8/5 (53 votes)
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Amenities
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Mar 10 (22:19)   BGM/Belagavi (Belgaum) (3 PFs)

KJM SBC YPR~   478 blog posts   49 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 4257011            Tags   Past Edits
> FOB available in the middle (center) of PFs at PF1 to go to PF2 or PF3 and vice versa.
> There is a LIFT each (in working condition as of 10th March 2019 - 21:15 hrs) at FOB for use of passengers (a great relief to Senior Citizens) to move to PF2 / PF3 from PF1 and vice versa.
> Free WiFi too available at BGM for use with decent speed. Logging into the WiFi Network is very easy - key in your mobile number - receive an OTP - and
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you are up and running on the network. :)
(As told to me by one of my close relatives who was at BGM stn today to board Tr.No.22686 - that arrived at PF3 - more than 2 hrs late than its scheduled time).
Shared autos available to Central Bus Station at 20Rs/person from the railway station.
Buses available to all major places from Central Bus Station and buses proceeding towards Goa will come to the Railway Station Bus Stand as well.
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Train Tip
General
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May 24 2018 (23:18)   11303/Manuguru - SCSMT Kolhapur Express | BAY/Ballari Junction (Bellary) (4 PFs)

16229🔹MYS🔄BSB Express🔹16230^~   15283 blog posts   4358 correct pred (95% accurate)
Entry# 3450017            Tags   Past Edits
Though this train's last stop is Kolhapur, the same rake will go to Pandharpur as 11052 - SCSMT Kolhapur - Solapur Express with 1 hour 15 minutes buffer at Kolhapur. So people can travel from Ballari, Hosapete, Koppal, Gadag, Hubballi, Dharwad, Belagavi to Pandharpur (on daily basis) by this train without need of changing train at Miraj.

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Dec 06 2018 (22:23)
BMTIR*^~   23409 blog posts   7551 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 3450017-1            Tags   Past Edits
But it will be a round about..BAY MRJ KOP MRJ PANP

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Dec 06 2018 (22:33)
16229🔹MYS🔄BSB Express🔹16230^~   15283 blog posts   4358 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 3450017-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. It will be round about. In other routes, there will be many transfer points like Guntakal / Solapur / Kurduvadi or Gadag / Solapur / Kurduvadi
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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
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Oct 22 2018 (11:54)   17318/Mumbai LTT - Hubballi Express (Via Belagavi) (PT) | MRJ/Miraj Junction (6 PFs)

KA Festive Spls Bidr Bjp Bgm Kawr~   6117 blog posts   379 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 3926620            Tags   Past Edits
Only applicable for pax travelling beyond Miraj. As this train is having less number of SL/AC coaches compared to other trains on this route up to Miraj, Getting a confirmed ticket will be early booking task. No need to worry if you have made end moment plan. Book a ticket in 11023 Sahyadri Exp till Miraj, which has good chances because of more reserved coaches and from Mrj you can again catch this Ltt-Ubl exp in next 30 mins, which will have few seats available from there. Go for BPT for single onward ticket. Advantages are
1. You can board at CSTM, DR, KYN(11023), no worry of boarding at LTT, Panvel(17318)
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Sahyadri has good halts at Pune Suburbs like Talegaon, Dehu, Pimpri, Khadki, Shivajinagar, can be boarded at any near by station, with avoiding to go up to Pune Jn
Only disadvantage is to make a changeover at Miraj in early morning around 5 am
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Train Tip
Food/Catering
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Jan 06 2015 (20:51)   16590/Rani Chennamma Express (PT) | BGM/Belagavi (Belgaum) (3 PFs)

KJM SBC YPR~   478 blog posts   49 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1332596            Tags   Past Edits
I used to travel in this train almost a decade ago. I do not even remember whether catering was available, THEN. Now, that IRI mentions that catering is available, I would like to know when going from SBC to BGM / MRJ / KOP is catering available after UBL?

I am asking this as I had a very BAD experience perhaps somewhere in between 1998 - 2000 - I was travelling from SBC to BGM and the journey upto DWR was as usual, but once our train crossed Alnavar (LWR)
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we had too many un-scheduled stoppages midway on the tracks in 'thick n dense' Dandeli Forests - Somehow the train reached NAGARGALI station. And it never moved further from there until I was there. The reason - a goods train that was just ahead of our train had derailed ahead of NAG. At this single platform stn, we had nothing to eat. Just a small tea shop outside the stn. We helplessly waited for more than 3 hours at this station. However, some locals made some hot UPMA / UPPIT and OGGARANE AVVALAKKI (Puffed rice dish) and sold to helpless and hungry passengers. The IR authorities then arranged 3 to 4 KSRTC buses from Dharwad Depot that arrived by around 12 noon and we were ferried to BGM - I was happy to reach BGM at 2 p.m. and passengers who were bound further were arranged accommodation in a spl train from BGM to Miraj.
I am strongly making this a point that when this train reaches UBL, its too early in the morning and most of the passengers are either asleep or do not bother to have anything more than a cup of tea/coffee at UBL, though hot and tasty IDLYs and WADAs are available at UBL from 5 a.m. itself. Further, after LWR, its thick forest, and forest and forest and nothing else upto Khanapur.
So my suggestion - carry some packed snacks (biscuits/cakes/wafers/wafer-biscuits etc) and at least a few liters of drinking water as a contingency measure - especially if you are travelling with kids. Alternately, make sure you are awake when train reaches UBL and then get some IDLY / WADAs as parcel. Its always best to have these contingency plans for food / water ready before starting your journey.
And last thought - Most of us, now-a-days carry less cash while travelling in trains for various reasons - one of them being - ATMs are available at stations - but its good to have some cash handy in emergencies when one is stuck in between two big stations - where there is nothing available and then imagine that you had to make quite a distance by hiring some vehicle locally to reach nearest ATM - this helps.

TRAVEL SAFE - PLAN for CONTINGENCY - Pantry/catering available or not - Carry enough food and water.

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Jan 06 2015 (21:13)
rdb*^   36437 blog posts   501307 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 1332596-1            Tags   Past Edits
best train tip read ever..with so much elucidation. Hats off!

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Jan 06 2015 (21:16)
KJM SBC YPR~   478 blog posts   49 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1332596-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks. But in that case doesn't the tip deserve a GREAT? :) Thanks again.

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Jan 06 2015 (21:25)
rdb*^   36437 blog posts   501307 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 1332596-3            Tags   Past Edits
Unfortunately only green can be given , otherwise it eq to 10 greats!

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Jan 06 2015 (21:29)
KJM SBC YPR~   478 blog posts   49 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1332596-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for educating me. I grew a bit greedy I guess. Sorry!

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Jan 07 2015 (12:18)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2723 blog posts   218 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1332596-5            Tags   Past Edits
An eye opener for many people... but even on Mumbai-Howrah trunk route I always carry dry foods & water as precaution, as I too suffered when I was small as mere 8 yrs old in Howrah-Dadar Special train which was struck for good 3-4 hrs for some track related reason...

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Jan 07 2015 (21:36)
KJM SBC YPR~   478 blog posts   49 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1332596-6            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks. But how old (young) are you now? So that I can manage to calculate the problem you faced in HWH-Dadar Spl exp. :)

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Jan 07 2015 (21:53)
KJM SBC YPR~   478 blog posts   49 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1332596-7            Tags   Past Edits
I would like to know when going from SBC to BGM / MRJ / KOP is catering available after UBL?

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Jan 07 2015 (22:02)
Tejas*^~   8551 blog posts   4350 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1332596-8            Tags   Past Edits
Almost nothing till Londa.
Tea/Coffee at Dharwad and some vendors selling the Peda.
Londa has things to offer, the Vada Pav and Kandha wada being the most common. The main PF, Pf1 that is, has about 3-4 stalls where things like Idlies are available. You'll have to rush to these stalls as soon as the train stops at the PF.
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idea about BGM but if I were to guess, BGM too would have good options for BF.

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Jan 07 2015 (22:28)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2723 blog posts   218 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1332596-9            Tags   Past Edits
24 now...

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Jan 07 2015 (22:46)
KJM SBC YPR~   478 blog posts   49 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1332596-10            Tags   Past Edits
BGM has everything. Kunda, Idly Wadas (not as good as in UBL), Wada Paav, Egg Omlets, etc. Many Engineering students from KLE Engg college and GIT Engg college of BGM come here to savour EGG omlets, Bhurji, Half-boiled (Bull's eye) etc between 12 midnight and 3 a.m. - when all restaurants are closed and these hungry-guts need to cool down their hunger. And I do not want to forget to mention here that ADRAK ki CHAAI is also available inside and also outside of the BGM STN.

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Sep 13 2015 (14:42)
kiranabc07~   97 blog posts   34 correct pred (52% accurate)
Re# 1332596-15            Tags   Past Edits
Hello sir,
You are telling 15 years old story.The Belgaum is now one of the top 10 stations of SWR.I have travelled more stations in SWR but belgaum is best.
Don't worry about food .Login to yatracgef.com and enter your pnr,select menu and order yummy and delicious food which I have tasted.

Sep 13 2015 (14:55)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   7359 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1332596-16            Tags   Past Edits
I was in Belgaum recently. The food options is not good even now. Regarding yatrachef the minimum order for Belgaum is Rs 180 which I think is not good for single travelers.

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Mar 09 2016 (17:16)
sandeshsathish   170 blog posts
Re# 1332596-17            Tags   Past Edits
Catering is available at Londa Junction
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