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
LocationRailway Station Road, Gubbi Cross, Bangalore, 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, 1993
Previous namesBangalore 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 Chennai Central.


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. The foot-over-bridge opened in February 2019.[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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