Rani Chennamma Express

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Rani Chennamma Express
Service type Express
Status Operating
Current operator(s) South Western Railway
Start Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru City Junction (SBC)
Stops 29
End Kolhapur (CSMT)
Distance travelled 796 km
Average journey time 16 hrs 25 mins (up direction) and 16 hrs 40 mins (down direction)
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 16589/16590
On-board services
Class(es) AC First Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Not Available
Baggage facilities 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.

Coach Composition[edit]

From SBC(Bangalore) to MRJ(Miraj) and KOP(Kolhapur) to MRJ :

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
BSicon LDER.svg SLR UR UR H1 A1 B1 B2 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 UR UR SLR B3 S11 SLR

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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