Bangalore City railway station

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Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru City
Express train, Passenger train, Commuter rail and Goods railway station
Station main entrance
Location Railway Station Road, Gubbi Cross, Bangalore, Karnataka
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)
Owned by Government of India
Operated by Indian Railways
Line(s) Triple Electric Line
Platforms 10
Connections Kempegowda Bus Station Bus interchange
Namma Metro Purple Line
Namma Metro Green Line Metro interchange
Structure type At–ground
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code SBC
Zone(s) South Western Railway zone
Division(s) Bangalore
Electrified Yes, 1993
Previous names Bangalore City railway station
Passengers (2013[1]) 220,000[1]
Bangalore City railway station.

Bangalore City railway station (Station code: SBC), officially known as Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna railway station,[2] is the main railway station serving the city of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.It is the second busiest railway station in South India after the Chennai Central in Chennai


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 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. The foot-over-bridge is expected to open in June 2017.[3][4]

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. 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  2. ^ "South Central Railway Press Release". South Central Railway zone. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Reporter, Staff. "Wait for FOB to City Railway Station gets longer". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Reporter, Staff. "Wait for metro-city railway station bridge gets longer". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 

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