Bangalore City railway station

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Bengaluru City (Bangalore City)
Indian Railway Station
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Station statistics
Address Railway Station Road, Gubbi, Bengaluru, Karnataka,
 India
Coordinates 12°58′42″N 77°34′10″E / 12.97833°N 77.56944°E / 12.97833; 77.56944Coordinates: 12°58′42″N 77°34′10″E / 12.97833°N 77.56944°E / 12.97833; 77.56944
Elevation 896.920 metres (2,942.65 ft)
Line(s) Chennai Central-Bangalore City line
Connections Kempegowda Bus Station, Namma Metro
Platforms 10
Parking Yes
Other information
Electrified Yes
Station code SBC
Zone(s) South Western Railways
Division(s) Bangalore
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator South Western Railway
Station status Running
Bengaluru city railway station shown on map

Bengaluru City Railway station (Bangalore City railway station)the main railway station serving the city of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. It is located across the Kempegowda Bus Station in Bengaluru, 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.

Junction[edit]

Bengaluru 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 Bengaluru. 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 Bengaluru City Railway station.To Hyderabad via Guntakal, Chennai via Krishnarajapuram, Salem via Hosur, Mysore, Hubli via Tumkur, Birur.The Bengaluru-Chennai railway line via BengaluruCantonment,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.[1]

Railway Colony[edit]

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.

Expansion[edit]

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 INR20 million (US$320,000).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bengaluru still on waitlist for better rail facilities". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 5 March 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bengaluru City railway station will boast of new building soon - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 14 July 2012.