Jingoism

Karachi to Lahore – Travel by Train

by on Mar.13, 2012, under appreciate

A few weeks back, it happened to be an amazing journey from Karachi to Lahore. In spite of people’s never ending negative claims and last few very bad experiences, I opted again for a train journey. I however preferred Business Express over Karakarom and Karachi Express this time. It was a phenomenal journey of 17 hrs (aprox). The good thing was that when I got out of the train coach, I didn’t had that typical exhausted feeling when you actually travelled for so many hours.

  • This train has categories /classes:
  • Economy (without AC)
  • Budget (with AC – I opted for this one)
  • Business (with AC, LCD, wifi, dinner and breakfast)

I won’t just go into more details and list down the type of service they are offering:

  • Train left the Karachi Cant Station at 3:35 pm whereas the scheduled time was 3:30pm
  • We were served with a tea along with a pack that contained nimko, biscuits and cake
  • A dedicated attendant and a Security guard were always available throughout the journey.
  • Attendant visited regularly for the cleanup of the dustbin in the cabin
  • Each cabin (for 6 persons) contained power sockets that can be used for charging mobiles/cameras/laptops etc
  • Food offered in the train was managed by the caterers of Pearl Continental Hotel
  • Train reached Lahore Junction (destination) at 9:15am which is 45 mins before the scheduled time.
  • Prayer mats were available in the coach.
  • Staff in the coach was very supportive and helpful.
  • Washrooms were clean and very much usable. I never found the supply of Tissue paper and liquid soap exhausted.
  • Train had a dedicated coach for a restaurant for food and beverages

All those who travel b/w these two cities regularly are highly recommended to try this service out.

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5 comments for this entry:
  1. zeeshan

    how much did it cost?

  2. jingoist

    I opted for Budget class that is with AC and it costed me Rs.3500.

    I have heard they have increased the fair to 4000 for this class now, but I am not sure.

  3. Habiba Younis

    I traveled by train last time when I was five I guess and that journey is one of the most wonderful memories of lifetime. You post reminded me one of the tasks of my to-do-list. Glad to hear conditions on this service are good, even if they werent I would still be going to revoke some of my childhood happiness :)

  4. jingoist

    Well, I am not sure about the rest of the trains. But Business Express is really good and comforting.

    you’ll definitely like that.

  5. buy facebook fans

    Can you always write this stuff, over you head.. Great article! Identify more, give it time to come.. You might be master. Laughing

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