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Old 2nd May 2014, 13:46   #1
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I've got to go to the station tomorrow and pick up my mom who is arriving via Rajdhani Express at 6:40 in the morning. I just inquired that the train will arrive at Platform No. 8. Not mater how hard I've tried to understand the layout of the station, it isn't helping me out: http://goo.gl/maps/OENmT

Now, I've never been to this particular station and I'm completely unaware about how to reach as close to Platform No. 8. Usually all big railway stations have 2 entry and exit points, but this one seems to have 3.

Can someone guide me or share a Google map route how to reach as close to platform no 8? Reason being, I don't want my mother to walk a lot and there's truckloads of luggage that needs to be carried. A perfect situation for coolies to exploit!

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(P.S: I know I can leave earlier to figure out a way. But i would rather catch up on some sleep which has been escaping me because of the office workload )
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Please enter the railway station using the Railway Station Backgate. Platform 8 is on the right side of the entrance.
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You can access platform 8 directly from the back gate. To get there drive straight past the main entrance, go through/ under the railway bridge after the circle and take the immediate left. This should take you to the back gate. The entrance gives you access to platforms 8, 9 and I think 10 as well.

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Search for "bangalore railway station back gate" - directions are as per above post by parik_ind

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There are only 2 entrances to the the bangalore city railway railway station AFAIK!
The main entrance opposite to the majestic bus stand and the back gate.

For reaching platform 8, you can take the entry marked "Bangalore Railway station back gate" in google maps! It is also called the Okalipuram entrance/gate. I think this entrance will directly lead to platform 8 and 9 you will not even have to climb any foot over bridges.

If you are coming to the station from the KG road/Hudson circle side, you will need to cross the main entrance, and take a left at the next junction. After this you will need to take an immediate left as soon as you cross the railway underpass.

If you have any doubts, any auto driver around that area would be able to guide you if you ask for the Okalipuram side entrance!
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Got it.
Thanks a lot folks! I was tracking the map so closely, somehow I missed the 'Bangalore Railway Station Back Gate' altogether.

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But do they announce platform number for arrivals this early? Or is it Rajdhani always being assigned to 8?
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Rajdhanis usually arrive on a particular platform. It has been this way in Bhopal and Ahmedabad. I've never been to Bangalore City Railway station. In fact, my mom boarded from the same dedicated platform in Bhopal, early in the morning today.
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But do they announce platform number for arrivals this early? Or is it Rajdhani always being assigned to 8?
The Bangalore city station has a weird track layout and the Rajdhani cannot arrive in platforms 1-7 as the tracks from these platforms lead to cantonment/KR Puram side. Only tracks on platforms 8-10/11 lead to the Yelahanka side!
Another weird thing is that trains from Mysore side arriving at the other end of the station cannot come into platforms 1-4!
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But do they announce platform number for arrivals this early? Or is it Rajdhani always being assigned to 8?
In bangalore city railway station, platforms 1-7 are used for both mysore and jolarpet bound trains. Platforms 8-10 are used for mysore bound trains and yeswantpur bound trains. Platforms 1-3 do not extend towards the mysore side.
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