New daily 8 AM train from Tumkur to Bangalore

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It looks like raining of new trains in Karnataka, courtesy Shri. Kharge.

"...Tumkur: Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun M Kharge promised a new train between Tumkur and Bangalore to facilitate the daily commuters. It will either be an express or a fast passenger train which will stop at 2-3 stations between the two cities. In his brief stopover on his sojourn to Londa, he interacted with the members of the Daily Commuters Forum, led by Tumkur MP G S Basavaraju. “A new train would be run which starts from Tumkur at 8 am as soon as possible,” he said. He also promised upgrading platforms, a railway underpass and a skywalk in the city, all in a phased manner. About 8,000 passengers, including 4,500 people with season tickets, travel between the two cities daily.  Hitherto, they were travelling in the Sholapur-Bangalore Kurkure Express which would arrive here at 8.30 am. They were affected as the time of the train was rescheduled..."

Source - TNIE



Finally train is taking off :Thanks to Railway Minister & Tumkur

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Tumkur-Yeswantpur train from August 3rd.
Starts at 5:45 AM from YPR and reaches Tumkur at 6:45 AM.
Return journey-> Leaves Tumkur at 8:15 AM and reaches YPR at 9:15 AM

So one more addition to Bangalore Commuter Rail / Subruban Rail.  GOK should wake from its sleep and approach Railway Minister to get the Subruban Rall for Bangalore without further delay or excuse.

Bangalore - Tumkur Train can be made shuttel service

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New Train :            Yesvantpur Dep : 5:45AM and reaching Tumkur at : 6:45AM      New Train :            Dep Tumkur   : 8:15AM  and reaching  Yesvanthpur  at  9:15AM

Train No : 56221  Bangalore Dep  : 9:20AM  and reaching Tumkur at : 11:05AM    Train No : 56222  Dep Tumkur   : 11:20AM  and reaching Bangalore city at  1:30PM

Train No : 56225  Bangalore Dep  : 1:40PM  and reaching Tumkur at : 3:25PM    Train No : 56226  Dep Tumkur   :  3:50PM  and reaching Bangalore city at  5:40PM  

This same Train can do the one more shuttel service starting SBC at 6:00PM  and reaching Tumkur at 7:15PM  and halt at Tumkur.  Again this Train can start back from Tumkur at 7AM  to reach Bangalore city at 8:20AM and go towards Bidadi / Ramanagaram reach at 9:45AM.

Finally this Train taken off

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Good News for Tumkur commuters and this is starting from Bangalore city. 

So DRM's or Railway claim that they can not run single train from City station ???

Recently we had Nelamangal Train from City Station.

Its high time that Railway minister sanctions DEMU / MEMU Rakes for Bangalore to make it efficent in operation


BLR-Tumkur Train Schedule!

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Is this schedule for BLR-Tumkur/Tumkur-BLR looks right?

Yesvantpur to Tumkur Timings

Train No. Name Type From PF Dep ↑↑ Arr Dep Days
6501 Bangalore Tumkur Exp... Pass YPR 1 5:50 6:50 S M T W T F S
12079 Bangalore City-Hubli... JShtb YPR 2 6:10 7:03 S M T W T F S
56917 Bangalore Shimoga Pa... Pass YPR ?? 6:42 7:58 S M T W T F S
56913 Bangalore- Hubli Fas... Pass YPR ?? 6:42 7:58 S M T W T F S
56515 Bengaluru City - Hub... Pass YPR ?? 8:02 9:33 S M T W T F S
56221 Bangalore Tumkur Pas... Pass YPR 2 9:31 11:05 S M T W T F S
12725 Siddhaganga Intercit... SF YPR 3 13:11 14:03 S M T W T F S
56225 Bangalore Tumkur Pas... Pass YPR 2 13:50 15:25 S M T W T F S
16201 Bangalore City-Shimo... Exp YPR ?? 16:41 17:33 S M T W T F S
56227 Bangalore Shimoga To... Pass YPR 3 16:57 18:20 S M T W T F S
56223 Bangalore Arsikere P... Pass YPR 2 18:32 19:48 S M T W T F S
16535 Gol Gumbaz Express Exp YPR 4 19:30 20:33 S M T W T F S
16589 Rani Chennamma Expre... Exp YPR 1 21:27 22:25 S M T W T F S
16227 Bangalore-Talaguppa ... Exp YPR 3 23:15 0:18 S M T W T F S
56909 Bangalore City-Hubli... Pass YPR 2 23:45 0:58 S M T W T F S

Tumkur to Yesvantpur Timings

Train No. Name Type From PF Dep ↑↑ Arr Dep Days
16228 Talaguppa-Bangalore ... Exp TK 3 2:35 3:25 S M T W T F S
56910 Hospet - Bangalore P... Pass TK ?? 3:20 4:41 S M T W T F S
56912 Hubli Bangalore Fast... Pass TK ?? 3:20 4:41 S M T W T F S
16590 Rani Chennamma Expre... Exp TK 2 5:40 6:43 S M T W T F S
2779 Vasco da Gama Bangal... SF TK ?? 5:40 6:43 S M T W T F S
16536 Gol Gumbaz Express Exp TK ?? 6:30 7:50 S M T W T F S
56224 Arsikere- Bangalore ... Pass TK 2 7:20 8:41 S M T W T F S
6502 Tumkur Bangalore Pas... Pass TK* 5 8:15 9:18 S M T W T F S
56228 Shimoga Bangalore Pa... Pass TK 3 9:15 10:29 S M T W T F S
16202 Shimoga-Bangalore Ci... Exp TK ?? 10:25 11:23 S M T W T F S
56222 Tumkur Bangalore Pas... Pass TK* 3 11:20 12:37 S M T W T F S
12726 Siddhaganga InterCit... SF TK 3 12:30 13:33 S M T W T F S
56226 Tumkur Bangalore pas... Pass TK* 3 15:50 17:04   M T W T F S
56516 Hubli - Bengaluru Ci... Pass TK ?? 17:22 18:59 S M T W T F S
56914 Hubli Bangalore pass... Pass TK 3 19:15 20:34 S M T W T F S
56918 Shimoga Bangalore Li... Pass TK 3 19:15 20:34 S M T W T F S
12080 Hubli Bangalore Jans... JShtb TK 4 20:02 20:58 S M T W T F S


Passengers and railway

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Passengers and railway officials celebrate launch of a special train between B'lore and Tumkur on Monday

Officials of the South-West Railway were in for a surprise on Monday morning when a group of commuters walked into their office and offered them sweets.

The commuters, who were from Tumkur, were at the office to thank the railway officials for running a special train between Tumkur City and Bangalore. About 4,000 passengers commute from Tumkur to Bangalore every day. Though about 22 trains ply on the route, most passengers depend on either the push-pull train (trains that can be driven from either end) from Arsikere or Sholapur express trains. Commuters who travel to Bangalore for work prefer Sholapur express as it reaches Tumkur at 8 am, as the train from Arasikere reaches early in the morning.

When the timings of Sholapur express was changed to 6.30 am in May, a group of commuters, among the many inconvenienced by the new schedule, decided to campaign for a special train. They distributed pamphlets among other passengers and called for a meeting on June 2. As many as 600 passengers turned up for the meeting and their signatures, contact numbers and address, along with that of about 600 others were collected. In addition, a forum called Tumkur-Bangalore employee daily commuters was created following the meeting.

Members of the forum, led by a government employee BH Ramakumari, met top railway officials in Bangalore and briefed them about the 25,000 students, government and private sector employees and others travellers, including 4,800 seasonal ticket holders, between the two cities who desperately needed  a special train from Tumkur.

The delegation met Union railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge in Bangalore on July 9 to press for the demand. As they did not get an assurance from the minister then, members of the forum approached Kharge during his visit to Tumkur railway station on June 11. Kharge agreed to their demand and it was fulfilled in a span of about two months.

On Monday, the passengers were at the South-West Railway office in Bangalore to celebrate the success of their efforts.

Karnam Ramesh, employee of a private firm, who was in the forefront of the campaign, said the officers who were given sweets exclaimed that they had provided new trains to many other places as well, but none had come forward to thank them.

Ramesh explained that their demand was met as they managed to convince the railway department and political leaders about the viability of plying a new train in the route.

We never wanted the campaign to be violent. We had decided that none of us would stop trains or pelt stones. It was decided to approach the department in a right manner. In addition, top officers of the railway department helped us throughout the movement,” he said.

This is good things done by Tumkur Commuters,  same way Bangalore -Whitefield commuters should put pressure on Railway Minister and also by Yesvantpur - Hosur,  Nelamangala, Chikballapur commuters.

representation to Mr.Kharge

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It is not 9th July, It is on 12th July we first met Mr.Karge in Railway bhavan at contonment. We should thank Mr. Chikkarangiah, who is Ex KPCC General Secretary who hail from Tumkur led our team along with Rama Kumari and others. We did not get any assurence except providing 2 extra courches to Arasikere  Bangalore passenger on that day. But there was a mircacle on 13th July when we met againMr. Karge  at Tumkur railway station. There was a clear assurence on that day that they run one express train soon. Running an express train from tumkur was dream of tumkur commuters from past 22 years.  The dream of 22 years came true in 21 years after Mr. Karge took over as railway minister.

10th Aug Sat Flagging of Marikuppam - Bangalore Train

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Thanks to Rammohan providing info,  this train is getting flagged by Railway Minister at 11AM from Marikuppam and this was announced during budget.

New Passenger train from Marikuppam and Bangalore City and back

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A new passenger train was flagged off by Shri Mallikarjuna Kharge, Minister of Railways to day at 12.30pm from Marikuppam. The inaugural function was arranged nicely by the Railways and was attended by a huge crowd of more than 3000. Mr Kharge while addressing the gathering was touching all the railway projects in Karnataka in general and in particular relevant to the area are: new track from Marikuppam to Kuppam, Kolar to Whitefield, Srinivasapur to Madanapalle, Bangarapet to Cuddappa, etc. He advised the MLAs present to vehemently pressurise the State Government to provide land and also allot funds as agreed to with the Railways, so that with all the sincerity railways will take up project. He assured to increase number of coaches in the MEMU/DEMU trains to meet the existing heavy traffic.I suppose he is an action oriented minister. The Minister added that due to a minor problem, inauguration of Kolar-Chikkabalur BG project is getting delayed.

The schedule of new train:

T No.66519 leaves Marikuppam at 04.45 am and reach Bangalore City at 7.40 am

T No.66529 leaves Bangalore City at 8.15 pm and reaches Marikuppam at 10.30pm

The train will have stops at all stations upto Bangarapet, then at Malur, Whitefield, Krishnarajapuram and Bangalore Cantt.

This train is a boon to those commuters who have to attend to offices/factories early morning in the City.

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