2013, ; formerly: "South Bangalore City railway station", ; station code: "SBC") is the main railway station serving the city of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is the second busiest railway station in South India after Chennai Central railway station. It is also the busiest railway station in South Western Railway zone of Indian Railways.
It is located across the Kempegowda Bus Station. The station has 10 platforms and two entrances.
Platforms 1 to 7 connect to the Chennai and Salem, Tamil Nadu railway lines. On platforms 8 to 10, service trains arrive via Yeshwantpur from Hubballi-Dharwad. Platforms 1 to 4 terminate at Bangalore. On platforms 5 to 10, service trains depart towards Mysuru. There are railway lines between Platforms 4 and 5 that are used as the railway yard. There are 5 railway lines passing from Bangalore City railway station - to Hyderabad, India via Guntakal, Chennai via Krishnarajapuram, Salem, Tamil Nadu via Hosur, Mysuru, Hubballi-Dharwad via Tumkur, Birur. The Bangalore-Chennai railway line via Bangalore Cantonment, Bangarpet, is fully electrified and open for traffic. The Bangalore- Mysore line is also doubled and electrified.
The railway station is served by City Railway Station metro station (Bangalore) on the Namma Metro's Purple Line, which opened on 30 April 2016. Later that year, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) decided to construct a foot-over-bridge from the metro station until the boundary of the railway station, while the South Western Railway, would complete the rest of the work. The foot overbridge connecting platform 10 with the metro station was opened on 18 February 2019. The BMRC reported that monthly ridership at the metro station was 175,000 passengers per day prior to opening the bridge, and increased to 250,000 two months after its opening.
The railway station is also served by Kempegowda Bus Station.