Rani Chennamma Express
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|Current operator(s)||South Western Railway|
|Start||Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru City Junction (SBC)|
|Distance travelled||796 km|
|Average journey time||16 hrs 25 mins (up direction) and 16 hrs 40 mins (down direction)|
|Class(es)||AC First Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved|
|Catering facilities||Not Available|
|Track gauge||Broad Gauge|
The Rani Chennamma Express is a daily train connecting the City of Bangalore with the Maharashtra city of Kolhapur. This is one of the prestigious trains of the South Western Railway and generally gets the best coaches and locomotives that the infrastructure can support. This train operates daily and covers a distance of 797 km.
The train makes an over-night journey to major cities in north western part of Karnataka - Hubli-Dharwad , Gokak and Belgaum from Bangalore. This train leaves Bangalore at 21:15 crossing Hubli at 05:30 and reaches Kolhapur at 13:40 after bifurcating from the main line at Miraj.
This train apart from connecting major cities of Karnataka like Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum, Haveri, Davangere and Tumkur to Bangalore, also caters to smaller towns of Alnavar, Khanapur, Gokak, Miraj, Kudchi, Raibag. The busiest train of south India. (INSAT).
This train traces its name to the historic queen Rani Chennamma who ruled the northern part of Karnataka state in India. She was a mighty warrior queen who had her capital at Kittur. The original of train can be traced to 1940s when meterguage train was running between Bangalore and Pune.
From SBC(Bangalore) to MRJ(Miraj) and KOP(Kolhapur) to MRJ :
B3 AND S11 are attached till/from Hubli(Link to/from Vasco). The format for the train from MRJ to KOP and MRJ to SBC is vice versa.
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