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SWR announces Speeding up of Trains and Shifting of Terminals

South Western Railway has decided to speed up as many as 17 trains running within its jurisdiction from 01st November, 2017. New passenger time table for all Railway zones is being introduced with effect from 01st November, 2017. A unique feature of new time table this time will be thrust on speeding up of trains. All over Indian Railways running time of about 700 long distance trains has been reduced. The list of 17 trains being speeded up on South Western Railway are as under:

Speeding up of Trains

SNo. Train No. & Train Name ExistingTimings Revised Timings Speeded up in Minute
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
1. 22678 (16562) Kochuveli – Yesvantpur 12:40 04:30 12:50 04:15 25
2. 22677 (16561) Yesvantpur – Kochuveli 15:20 06:50 15:20 06:45 5
3. 20651(16201) KSR Bengaluru-Shivamogga 15:30 20:45 15:00 19:55 20
4. 20652 (16202) Shivamogga-KSR Bengaluru 06:35 11:55 06:40 11:35 25
5. 16219 (56213) Chamarajanagar-Tirupati 15:00 05:35 15:10 05:25 20
6. 16220 (56214) Tirupati – Chamarajanagar 21:35 12:30 21:35 12:20 10
7. 16227 (56234/16227) Mysuru-KSR Bengaluru-Talguppa 19:10 07:15 19:40 07:15 30
8. 16228 (16228/56234) Talguppa -KSR Bengaluru- Mysuru 20:15 08:00 20:20 08:00 5
9. 17301 Mysuru-Dharwad 22:30 08:15 22:30 08:00 15
10. 56217 Talaguppa-Shivamogga 10:00 12:50 10:00 12:30 20
11. 56218 Shivamogga – Talaguppa 13:40 16:45 13:40 16:30 15
12. 56270 Mysuru- Shivamogga 10:20 16:45 10:20 16:40 5
13. 16577 Yesvantpur-Harihar 16:15 23:45 16:15 23:30 15
14. 16578 Harihar- Yesvantpur 05:00 11:25 06:15 12:30 10
15. 16575 Yesvantpur-Mangaluru Jn. 07:10 17:30 07:10 16:55 35
16. 16515 Yesvantpur-Mangaluru Jn.-Karwar 07:00 17:30 (MAJN) 07:10 16:55(MAJN) 45
17. 56515 KSR Bengaluru-Hubballi Passenger 07:45 20:50 07:45 20:45 5

It can be seen that saving of running time to the tune of 5 to 45 minutes has been achieved due to emphasis on speeding up of trains. This shall reduce travel time and it indicates commitment of Railways for facilitating faster travel of passengers.

The following trains already notified for upgrading to Express Train/Superfast Train from dates indicated in the time table.

Speeding UP Trains from Mail/Express to Superfast

SNo. Train No. From To Date Conversion  
1. 22501/22502 (15901/15902) New Tinsukkiya KSR Bengaluru 20.01.201731.01.2017 Weekly Express to Superfast Speeding UP Train New No. Ex.New Tinsukiya-20.01.2017 & EX KSR Bengaluru-31.01.2017
2. 22697/22698 (17314/17313) Hubballi Chennai Central 01.10.201602.10.2016 Weekly Express to Superfast Speeding UP Train
3. 20651/20652 Old No. (16201/16202) Bengaluru Shivamogga Town 01.10.2017  Daily Express Express in to Superfast with change in timings & New Train No.

Conversion Passenger Trains in to Express

Sl. No. Train No. From To Date Service  
1. 16219/16220 Old No. 56213/56214 Chamarajanagar Tirupati 22.08.2017  Daily Passenger in to Mail/Express
2. 16227/16228 Old No. 56234/56233 Mysuru Talguppa 28.07.2017 Daily Passenger in to Express, duly extending Train No. 16227/16228 KR Bengaluru-Talguppa-KSR Bengaluru up to Mysuru

III.      Shifting Of Terminals:

To decongest KSR Bengaluru, the terminal of following Trains has been shifted

Sl. No. Train No. From To New Terminal instead of KSR Bengaluru Date of Change in Terminals Frequency
1. 12683/12684 Ernakulam KSR Bengaluru Banasawadi  04.01.2018 Bi-Weekly
2. 22607/22608 Ernakulam KSR Bengaluru Banasawadi  08.01.2018 Weekly

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