Bangalore City railway station
Indian Railway Station
|Address||Railway Station Road, Gubbi, Bangalore, Karnataka,
|Line(s)||Chennai Central-Bangalore City line|
|Connections||Buses at Kempegowda Bus Station|
|Zone(s)||South Western Railways|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operator||South Western Railway|
Bangalore City Railway station/Basaveshwara Terminus is located across the Kempegowda Bus Station in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is an important hub of the South Western Railway and the Indian Railways. The station has 10 platforms and two entrances.It is one of the busiest stations in India.
Bangalore is one of the important junctions of India. Platforms 1 to 7 connect to the Chennai and Salem railway lines. On platforms 8 to 10, service trains arrive via Yeshwantpur from Hubli. Platforms 1 to 4 terminate at Bangalore. On platforms 5 to 10, service trains depart towards Mysore. There are railway lines between Platforms 4 and 5 that are used as the railway yard.There are 5 Railway Lines Passing from Bangalore City Railway station.To Hyderabad via Guntakal, Chennai via Krishnarajapuram, Salem via Hosur, Mysore, Hubli via Tumkur, Birur.The Bangalore-Chennai railway line via Bangalore Cantonment,Bangarpet is fully electrified and thrown open for traffic.
The station handles 88 trains a day including 63 express trains and is used by 220,000 commuters everyday.
A colony for railway employees is located behind the station. The colony is connected to the station through an over bridge. The colony has its own hospital and ground. The ground is mainly used for Cricket matches. There are many schools located inside the colony, like Kendriya Vidyalaya.
There are plans to add two more platforms to the station. There are currently vast extents of land between Platforms 4 and 6 that is being used for maintenance and cleaning of trains. The maintenance facility will be shifted to another location, such as Byappanahalli or Hejjala on the Mysore line.
A new building that will house a passenger concourse, ticket counters, basement parking and a restaurant will open at the Okalipuram entry. The building will cost 20 million (US$340,000). Dormitories, lounge and basement parking facilities will be added later.
- "Bangalore still on waitlist for better rail facilities". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 5 March 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
- "Bangalore Railway Station's Okalipuram entry to have a new building". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 14 July 2012.
- "Bangalore City railway station will boast of new building soon - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 14 July 2012.
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