Yesvantpur Junction railway station

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Yesvantpur Junction railway station
Indian Railway Station
Yeshwantapur railway station.jpg
Entrance of Yesvantpur Junction railway station (from Tumkur road side)
Station statistics
Address Bangalore-Tumkur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka
India
Coordinates 13°01′N 77°33′E / 13.02°N 77.55°E / 13.02; 77.55Coordinates: 13°01′N 77°33′E / 13.02°N 77.55°E / 13.02; 77.55
Elevation 915.009 metres (3,002.00 ft)
Line(s) Bangalore-Miraj
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type At Grade
Platforms 6
Parking Yes
Other information
Electrified Yes
Station code YPR
Owned by Indian Railways
Fare zone South Western

Yesvantpur Junction railway station is one of the three important stations which serves the city of Bangalore which is located in Yesvantpur locality.[1] It is one of the developing stations of Bangalore created for reducing the rush at Bangalore City Railway Station. The station code is YPR.

Location[edit]

This station is located on the Bangalore-Miraj main line. Being a main location, all trains bound towards Hubli have a stop at this station.

Junction[edit]

Yesvantpur Junction railway station is a junction having the main line from Hubli as well as another track bound towards Yelahanka and Hosur which bifurcate at Lottegollahalli station. 12429/30 Bangalore Rajdhani Express uses this track from Bangalore city to reach Yelahanka.

Yeswanthpur Railway Station on map

Structure & Facilities[edit]

Yesvantpur Junction railway station has total of 6 platforms out of which platform 1,2,4,5 and 6 are platforms for originating train. Platforms 3 are generally used by passing through trains. There are two overbridges connecting one connecting platform 1 and 2 and another from platform 2 to platforms 3,4,5,and 6. It has 2 entrances-one from Yeshvanatpur old area and another on Tumkur road. The one on Tumkur road connects to platform-6 from where most of the important trains depart such as Yeshwantpur - Indore Express, Sampark Kranti, Yesvantpur Puducherry Garib Rath Express and Howrah Yeshvantapur Duronto Express.

Yesvantpur Junction railway station has 6 non ac retiring rooms and 12 dormitories at an reasonable cost.[2] Other facilities such as AC VIP Lounge, Essential stalls and ATM also available in the station.[3]

Ramps to reach any platform via overbridge are available to all platforms for the benefit of aged and physically challenged.

Connectivity[edit]

Bus[edit]

BMTC routes serving the station on its Yeshwantapur old market side(nearer to Platform 1) are

  • 90E from Majestic
  • 91C and 52E from Krishna Rajendra market also known as City market.
  • 94E from Shivajinagar
  • K1 from St. Johns Hospital

The side on Tumkur road is well connected with majority of buses from 250 to 265 series. Yeshvanatpur RMC yard bus stop is the nearest to this station. 401B,401K and K-2 come to 6th platform side from Vijayanagar side and 401M via Outer Ring road(Kengeri to Yeshvantapur). B-2 connects Electronic City from Tumkur road side but has low frequency.

Metro[edit]

Metro train services from the station opposite to the station entrance on Tumkur road side, as part of Green Line (Namma Metro) towards city and Peenya are operational from 1 Mar 2014.

Proposed Expansion[edit]

A vehicle parking facilities is planned to be built in-front of the station building in association with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation as Yeshwantpur Metro station was opposite to this railway station. And a connectivity bridge at first floor between the railway station and metro station along with other amenities such as passenger-facilitation centre at main entry, retiring rooms and flood plaza are also planned.[4][5]

Trains originating[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Yeswanthpur Railway Station 
View of nameplate of Yeswanthpur Railway Station at Platform 5 

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