Krishnarajapuram railway station

Krishnarajapuram railway station (station code: KJM) is a suburb station located in Krishnarajapuram which is located about 14 km away from the Bangalore City railway station. It is one of the important railway station serving the Bangalore metropolitan area and most of the trains have a stop here. Some of the major routes include to the places of Howrah, Chennai Central, and Patna Jn. Some of the popular trains traveling to Bangalore are Lal Bagh Express (12608) to Chennai operating 7 times a week, Kanyakumari Express (16526) to Kanyakumari operating 7 times a week, and (22625) Chennai–Bangalore Double Decker Express to Bangalore operating 7 times a week.[1]

Krishnarajapuram railway station
Indian Railways station
Krishnarajapuram railway station in Bangalore City 03.jpg
Krishnarajapura Railway station
LocationJunction of OMR (NH 4) and Outer Ring Road, Krishnarajapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka
 India
Coordinates13°00′N 77°40′E / 13.00°N 77.67°E / 13.00; 77.67Coordinates: 13°00′N 77°40′E / 13.00°N 77.67°E / 13.00; 77.67
Elevation903.26 meters
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Chennai Central–Bangalore City line ; Guntakal line
Platforms4
Tracks5
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeKJM
Zone(s) South Western Railway zone
Division(s) Bangalore
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Indian Railways Following station
Bangalore City
Terminus
Chennai Central–Bangalore City line Bangarapet

LocationEdit

Krishnarajapuram railway station (station code: KJM) is located at the junction of the Old Madras Road (NH 4) and Outer Ring Road, Bangalore. The cable-stayed bridge of Old Madras Road crosses the tracks just near the station.

Structure & expansionEdit

Krishnarajapuram station has about 4 platforms and 2 thorough tracks for non-stopping trains. Most of the long-distance trains stop at platform 4, while incoming trains heading to Bangalore City stop at platform 3. Platform 1 is long enough only for eight coaches so it is used for goods and mail trains.[2] And apart from that existing platforms could accommodate only 19 coaches whereas all the trains which stop here have 24 coaches which causes inconvenience to the passengers.[3] So the extension of the platforms were approved by the railways which was completed in fifteen days.[4]

JunctionEdit

Krishnarajapuram railway station is a junction on the BangaloreChennai main line with a line from Guntakal joining the track into the station. However the Guntakal track is mostly used by freight trains and oil tankers from Whitefield, though a few express trains from Tamil Nadu and Kerala heading towards the north do use this line, bypassing Bangalore in the process. With the commencement of the Yeshvantapur railway station all trains moving towards Bangarpet from Yeshvantapur are given a stop here.

ConnectivityEdit

This station is well connected to many parts of the city by BMTC buses. This station has two entrances to access it, the KR Puram – Outer Ring Road (South entrance) where the bus stops are and the other Vijinapura – KR Puram Market road (North entrance) which is far less crowded.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Krishnarajapura railway station". India Rail Info. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Krishnarajapuram railway station set for a makeover". Indian Express. 31 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Better days ahead for KR Puram railway station". Deccan Herald. 28 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Change chugs slowly at K R Puram railway station". Indian Express. 17 September 2013.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Krishnarajapuram railway station at Wikimedia Commons