The second inter city service train in the form of Bangalore – Shimoga intercity is supposed to start from cotober 1, 2009. The train will come under the jurisdiction of south western railways. The first intercity is being the Bangalore – Hubli intercity train which has now been extended to Dharwad. Likewise, Bangalore – Shimoga intercity will leave early in the morning so that it can come back by early evening. It takes around 6 hours to reach Shimoga from Bangalore.
Update: Well late though, it did started. The new Bangalore – Shimoga intercity train service had started after it was flagged by union railway minister Mamta Banerjee in Bangalore on 8/12/2009.