The Bengaluru City Junction is also known as Bengaluru Junction and coded as SBC for Indian Railways Reservation.
Some of the important telephone numbers to know the latest at this railway station are as follows.
» For non automated reservation enquiry one should dial either 131 or 132. From these numbers you can even get information about arrival and departure of any train.
» For Automated Reservation Enquiry one should dial 1361 for information in English, 1362 for information in Hindi, 1363 for information in Kannada.
» One can get automatic information about arrival and departure in English by dialing 220971, Hindi by dialing 220972, Kannada by dialing 220973.
Details about the station
In the South Zone, the Bengaluru City Junction is of prime importance. This railway station gets the services of Southern Railways, South Western Railways and even the Konkan Railway. This is the main station of Bengaluru and is situated in the area known as Majestic Area. The Majestic Area is the city center. This railway station offers both broad gauge and meter gauge rail services. All the important trains passing through Bengaluru invariably stop at this railway junction. There are direct trains connecting Bengaluru to other important cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, and Chennai.
When we speak of basic facilities we speak about the facilities to get the desired tickets. Since the railways are one of the cheapest modes of transport one should try to get the reservations as early as possible. The earlier you try for the reservation the better. The reservation facility at the Bengaluru City Junction is fully computerized. The reservation office is located in the northern part of the station. One can even avail the Indrail pass. There is a tourist information centre at the railway station. You can hire a tourist taxi easily. The Interstate Bus Terminus is also located near this railway station.
All the basic facilities that a passenger needs are available at the Bengaluru City Junction. Some of these facilities are tourist information centers, computerized reservation office, refreshment room, a book stall, STD booth, Post & telegraph office, waiting room, and a tea stall for light refreshment. This is one of the rare and the first railway stations in India to be connected by the Wi-fi internet connectivity. This is the mark of Bengaluru being the Information Technology capital of India. AC as well as Non AC retiring rooms and dormitories are available for staying or resting for some time.
How far are the other major landmarks?
The only place that seems to be a bit far from this railway station is the Bengaluru International Airport which is approximately 45 kilometers away. The Hotel Grand Ashoka is 3 kilometers away while the Taj West End is 2 kilometers away. The MG Road and Vidhan Soudha are 6 kilometers and 3 kilometers away respectively. The distance between this railway station and Jayanagar is 7 kilometers while the Malleswaram Market is 4 kilometers away from this railway junction. Thus, we can say that most of the major landmarks are rather near to this railway junction.