KR Puram station - no morning rush? no Commuter Rail!
We had done such rush hour train watch exercises two years ago at Whitefield station. Last week, got a chance to do it at KR Puram station. Had to be at KR Puram station early in the morning for a pick up. Was there on Friday, 6th April, from 7.05 am to 8.25 am. From commuter rail perspective, that would be rush hour, right?
During these 90 minutes:
- Total number of trains that passed through KR Puram station was 6!
- 4 inbound (towards city), 2 outbound (towards Whitefield)
- Only 1 freight train, rest passenger trains
6 in 80 minutes, 1 every 13 minutes. Lets assume 2 trains missed their slots due to delay etc, even then the passage would be 1 every 10 minutes.
What on earth prevents upping this to 1 every 5 minutes, and squeezing in 5 commuter train from Malur to at least Byappanahalli of Cantt? One problem would be time and space required for terminating trains at Byp or say Cantt (For a Commuter Train would have to reverse directions, switching from left side track to right side track would block the entire direction for 2-3 minutes).