Bangalore City railway station

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Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna
Bengaluru City Station
Express train, Passenger train, Commuter rail and Goods railway station
Station main entrance
LocationRailway Station Road, Gubbi Cross, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Coordinates12°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
Elevation896.920 metres (2,942.65 ft)
Owned byGovernment of India
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)Triple Electric Line
ConnectionsKempegowda Bus Station Bus interchange
Namma Metro Purple Line
Namma Metro Green Line Metro interchange
Structure typeAt–ground
Other information
Station codeSBC
Zone(s) South Western Railway zone
Division(s) Bangalore
ElectrifiedYes, 1992
Previous namesBangalore City railway station
Passengers (2013[1])220,000[1]
Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru Station).

Bengaluru City Railway Station (station code: SBC[2]), officially known as Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station,[3] is the main railway station serving the city of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. It is the fifth busiest railway station in South India after Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station, Chennai Egmore, Tambaram Railway Station and Chennai Beach Railway Station.


It is located across the Kempegowda Bus Station. The station has 10 platforms and two entrances.


Platforms 1 to 7 connect to the Chennai and Salem railway lines. On platforms 8 to 10, service trains arrive via Yeshwantpur from Hubballi-Dharwad. Platforms 1 to 4 terminate at Bangalore. On platforms 5 to 10, service trains depart towards Mysuru. 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, Mysuru, Hubballi-Dharwad via Tumkur, Birur. The Bangalore-Chennai railway line via Bangalore Cantonment, Bangarpet, is fully electrified and open for traffic. The Bangalore- Mysore line is also doubled and electrified.


The railway station is served by KSR City Railway Station metro station on the Namma Metro's Purple Line, which opened on 30 April 2016. Later that year, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) decided to construct a foot-over-bridge from the metro station until the boundary of the railway station, while the South Western Railway, would complete the rest of the work.[4][5] The foot overbridge connecting platform 10 with the metro station was opened on 18 February 2019. The BMRC reported that monthly ridership at the metro station was 175,000 passengers per day prior to opening the bridge, and increased to 250,000 two months after its opening.[6]

The railway station is also served by Kempegowda Bus Station.

See also[edit]

Bangalore city railway station shown on map


  1. ^ a b "Bangalore still on waitlist for better rail facilities". The Hindu. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. 2015. p. 46. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  3. ^ "South Central Railway Press Release". South Central Railway zone. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  4. ^ Reporter, Staff. "Wait for FOB to City Railway Station gets longer". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  5. ^ Reporter, Staff. "Wait for metro-city railway station bridge gets longer". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Bridge linking boosts Bengaluru metro ridership". Deccan Herald. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2019.

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