Tippu Express; The King of Mysore Division
The Tippu Express is a superfast train running between Bangalore and Mysore in India. It covers a distance of 139 km in 2.5 hours with just a stop at Mandya.
South Western Railway launched an information and entertainment system, “Infotainment on Wheels,” on the Tippu Express. The new infotainment system allows commuters on board to get real time information on arrival and departure of trains, and view daily news, weather and entertainment programmes.
This train is named after The Tiger of Mysore Tippu Sultan who ruled Kingdom of Mysore and died at the Battle of Srirangapatna in 1799.
It shares its rake with the Bangalore City – Dharwad Siddaganga Intercity Express & the Bangalore City – Shimoga Town Intercity Express.
This train leaves Mysore at 11:30hrs & reaches Bangalore at 14:00hrs; it leaves Bangalore City at 15:00 hrs & reaches Mysore at 17:30 hrs. Previously the train used to depart Mysore Junction at 11:00 and reach Bangalore city at 1:30, the only non-stop train between Mysore and Bangalore (only stop at Mandya).
This train is powered by a WDP-4 or a WDP-4B from Hubli shed till October. After October it is powered by a WAP-7 or WAP-4 from royapuram or lallaguda shed.