Trial run of Vande Bharat Express completed between Bengaluru and Dharwad

South Western Railway (SWR) successfully completed the trial run of Vande Bharat Express between Bengaluru and Dharwad via Davanagere and Hubballi today.

Vande Bharat Express left Bengaluru at 5:45 AM and reached Dharwad Railway Station at 11:58 AM covering a distance of 490km in just 6 hours and 13 minutes.

En route, the train stopped at the scheduled halts of Yeshwantpur, Davanagere, and Hubballi. The train reached Davanagere at 9:24 AM and proceeded its journey towards Hubballi Dharwad at 9:28 AM.

Vande Bharat Express reached Hubballi Railway Station at 11:16 AM. The train covered a distance of 469km between Bengaluru and Hubballi in just 5 and half hours clocking an average speed of 85.27km/h.

As far as the average speed of the entire journey between Bengaluru and Dharwad, Vande Bharat Express covered 490km in 6 hours and 13 minutes maintaining an average speed of 78.82km/h.

The average speed decreased a bit as the train halted for a good 20 minutes at Hubballi Railway Station. SWR needs to tweak the timetable in order to take full benefits of the Vande Bharat Express.

Vande Bharat Express entering Hubballi Railway Station

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the Vande Bharat Express between Bengaluru and Dharwad via Video conference in the coming days.

The train will operate on 6 days/week (except Tuesday). The train will comprise 7 Chair Car coaches and 1 Executive Chair Car coach. SWR is yet to decide on the pricing of the train.

Power supply arrangements have been made through Traction Sub Stations (TSS) located at Dodbele, Nittur, Birur, Savanur & Devaragudda. The remaining TSSs at Honnavalli Road, Ramagiri, and Tolahunse are expected to be commissioned by September 2023.

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4 thoughts on “Trial run of Vande Bharat Express completed between Bengaluru and Dharwad

  1. GM SWR… Commandable, Vande Bharat Train on it’s maiden Trial run has covered a distance of 470 KMs in 5 Hrs.20 Min.. so, Railway Authorities can start VB Train from KSR-SBC @ 6.OO AM to reach Hubballi @ 11.20 AM comfortably.. and in return journey it can leave DWR @ 1.35 PM to arrive at KSR-SBC 6.55 PM.. Hurray SWR.. keep it up.. also, SWR can think of Running Jan Shatabdi from DHARWAD @ 6.OO AM thereby returning back to DWR @ 20.45 PM.. it will be a boon to Travelling Public of Hubballi- Dharwad region.. Please do it n oblige..

  2. Commendable job by SWR,
    SBC to DWD in just 5hrs20min….very cheerfull BUT if Vande Bharat would have extended its destination a bit further to BELAGAVI station then it would be a full cake prepared and a cherry on it(so astonishing it would be)
    Why can’t majority new trains source/destination be at BELAGAVI because Belagavi have very diverse population with military establishment, it will be an added advantage to the SWR as many people travel all over India(including bengaluru). As Belagavi is the 500kms equidistant from Mumbai, Bengaluru & Hyderabad.
    Humble suggestion to SWR, to think over it and atleast extend the route of busy trains Upto BELAGAVI.

  3. Sir
    I very much welcome the train between Bangalore to Dharwad via Hubli called mini Mumbai. We thank all the concerned and Ministry of Central Railway, specially the Respected Minister Sir who I saw at Hubli at a function at Sawai Gandharv Hall. One request is fix the timing in such a way that is useful to most of the people of Hubli City which is a commercial hub of Karnataka. E& OE

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