Travel Tip
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
Forum Super Search
Freq Contact:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
Sun Nov 18 09:10:38 IST
PostPost Trn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Entry# 3470277
Posted: May 31 (02:18)

4 Responses
Last Response: Jun 01 (18:39)
Rail News
SWR/South Western
May 31 (02:18)   SWR may suspend more suburban trains due to poor ridership

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   41467 news posts
Entry# 3470277   News Entry# 338957         Tags   Past Edits
Bengaluru: After suspending two suburban trains plying between Banaswadi and Hosur for five months, the South Western Railway (SWR) is now thinking of cutting down a few more suburban services citing poor ridership.“Currently we are operating such 120 trains. About 30 services were introduced in the last two years, but the ridership figure remains stagnant at 1.5 lakh passengers a day. We are now looking at tweaking existing services or cancelling some which have less patronage,” said a senior SWR official, adding that they are yet to finalize the trains that’d be cancelled.SWR suspended two DEMU trains plying between Banaswadi and Hosur till October 25, citing track-renewal work between Byappanahalli and Hosur (48km). These were among the four new trains introduced in March, just before elections.Maximum losses on these routes“We are incurring maximum losses in the Hassan section (Nelamangala-Kunigal), Kolar (Devanahalli-Chikkaballapur-Kolar), Salem (Hebbal-Banaswadi-Hosur) and Dharmavaram (Chennasandra-Yelahanka-Gauribidanur) sections. The trains suspended between...
Banaswadi and Hosur had very few takers,” the official adds. Suburban rail activists say commuters often hesitate to use these services due to lack of first and last-mile connectivity to and from stations.While rolling out suburban trains, SWR didn’t reach out to BMTC to operate feeder buses from the railway stations in sync with suburban train timings. With most stations located in interior stretches, passengers are often left stranded. For instance, stations like Hoodi, Bellandur, Carmelaram, Heelalige, Banaswadi, Krishnadevaraya halt, Anekal Road, Malleswaram and Kodigehalli lack good bus connectivity.Feeder buses neededAccording to activist Krishnaprasad, suburban rail services across the country are suffering losses because of subsidized fares. “SWR along with BMTC should introduce feeder buses connecting railway stations to ensure first and last-mile connectivity. For instance, stations like Hoodi, Bellandur and Malleswaram require better bus connectivity. This, in turn, will help increase ridership,” he added. Sandeep Anirudhan, a regular rail commuter, feels SWR and BMTC should take a leaf out of Mumbai, where Western/Central Railway gives priority to suburban services. “SWR gives preference to long-distance and goods trains at crossings. This delays suburban services and office-goers find it difficult to reach their destinations on time,” said Sandeep. According to him, BMTC should operate short-distance feeder services from railway stations, like Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST) does in Mumbai. “The ridership will definitely go up if there are reliable train services and better last-mile connectivity,” he added.BMTC officials say they are ready to operate feeder services to railway stations. “So far, we have not received any communication from SWR in this regard,” said a BMTC official.

4 Public Posts - Fri Jun 01, 2018

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Wed Nov 28
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Mon Dec 3
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Tue Dec 18
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Mon Mar 18


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 4003283
    Nov 14 (11:24AM)

    This is an advance notice of a new feature that will be introduced within the next couple of days. The feature is called "Spottings". . 1. Any time you see a train ANYWHERE - while railfanning, while travelling in a train, while visiting a station, seeing someone off, receiving someone, while your train...
  • Entry# 3710716
    Aug 14 2018 (11:04AM)

    This is regarding the appointment of Monitors. For TLMs, we require a minimum of 1000 Confirmed TLs. For FMs, we require members to promise to abide by the guidelines and be free of controversies. For other Monitors, we require the member to be in good standing. . However, "eligibility" does NOT always mean...
  • Entry# 3645007
    Jul 20 2018 (03:28PM)

    This is an advance notice of an upcoming change: 1. We shall be removing the Login/Forum section from the RailCal app as it is cumbersome, buggy and lacking in features. . 2. We shall soon be introducing a dedicated app called "Rail Messenger" for both Android and iOS, for all blogging/messaging purposes. The app...
  • Entry# 3644431
    Jul 20 2018 (12:42PM)

    The following changes are being made: 1. To restore the fun back to PNR Predictions, PNR Predictions will NOT be hidden anymore. PNR Predictions by members can be seen by ALL, before and after Charting. New members often look towards our expert predictors for hints, and we are reinstanting that. . 2. To better...
  • Entry# 3601043
    Jul 04 2018 (12:36PM)

    @all: While we do nominally allow multiple IDs, these multiple IDs are NOT allowed to engage in misuse and "mischief". Voting multiple times in the same poll using multiple IDs, rating each other IDs' blogs using multiple IDs, etc. are classified as "gross misuse". . This is an advance notice that some of the...
  • Entry# 3555168
    Jun 20 2018 (10:33PM)

    @all: IRI is a PUBLIC information website, like Wikipedia. The voluntarily posted Blogs, Train/Station Tips, Train/Station Pics, Polls, Train TTs, PNRs, etc. comprise the permanent publicly viewable and searchable repository of IRI. A PUBLIC info website is unlike WhatsApp, FaceBook, Instagram, etc. where people post personal pics and other stuff, which CAN...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy