Take a train from Bengaluru city to Kempegowda International Airport in Rs 10 only – Suburban train services | The Economic Times
Suburban train services
In a major relief to passengers and airport staff at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), South Western Railway on Monday launched suburban train services to newly built KIA halt station. BIAL, which operates the airport, plies free shuttle services between the halt station and terminal, which is around 3.5Km. Passengers can check flight details at the halt station. A two-minute stoppage has been given for all trains at the station.
Passengers on the first trip included Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan and Bengaluru divisional railway manager Ashok Kumar Verma. The train had 50 passengers against its capacity of 2004.On Monday, SWR operated 10 trains to and from KIA halt station. Train fare from KSR Bengaluru to the airport is Rs 10. This service eases traffic congestion and vehicular pollution on roads,” said Lok Sabha member of Bengaluru-central P C Mohan.
Mohan also accompanied the DRM in the maiden run. He also expressed joy for being part of the maiden run. There was no rail link between the city and the airport though there was a railway line adjacent to the airport. Various citizen groups had been demanding to improve mobility and a hassle-free journey from the city to the airport at an affordable cost.
More services in the offing
According to the South Western Railway, three pairs of DEMU services would be introduced in the section from January 4. The services would continue until further announcements, it said in a release on Sunday, adding that in addition to three DEMUs, Bengaluru Cantonment Bangarpet Yesvantpur DEMU and Yesvantpur Bangarpet KSR Bengaluru DEMU would run via KIAD Railway Station with a stoppage at KIAD.
Stating that Bengaluru International Airport Limited and South Western Railway have partnered to establish a Railway halt station near Kempegowda International Airport, it said in a tweet that this synergy would offer hassle-free, quick, environment-friendly commute to the airport and is bound to benefit thousands of passengers daily. The train would be run only six days a week with no service on Sunday as for now.
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