Awam Express

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Awam Express
Service typeInter-city rail
First service1925
Last service2022
Current operator(s)Pakistan Railways
TerminiKarachi Cantonment
Peshawar Cantonment
Distance travelled1,721 kilometres (1,069 mi)
Average journey time33 hours, 30 minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)13UP (Karachi→Peshawar)
14DN (Peshawar→Karachi)
On-board services
Class(es)AC Standard
Sleeping arrangementsNot Available
Catering facilitiesNot Available
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Track owner(s)Pakistan Railways
Route map
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Awam Express (Urdu: عوام ایکسپریس) is a suspended passenger train operated daily by Pakistan Railways between Karachi and Peshawar. It is one of the longest continuous running passenger trains in Pakistan.[1] Pakistan Railways didn't resume its operation after suspending during the 2022 flood. The trip took approximately 33 hours and 30 minutes to cover a published distance of 1,721 kilometres (1,069 mi), traveling along the entire stretch of the Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line.


Station stops[edit]


Awam Express offers seating in AC Standard and Economy classes.[2]


  • 15 September 2016: Awam Express collided with a freight train near Multan, killing at least six people and injuring more than 150.[3]

Cease of operation[edit]

Pakistan Railways suspended the operation of five trains during the 2022 flood.[4] PR couldn't resume its operation after suspending during the 2022 flood.[5]


  1. ^ IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names Author: Owais Mughal, Retrieved on 1 July 2013
  2. ^ "Awam Express Train Timings Karachi Peshawar 2020".
  3. ^ "Train crash near Multan claims six lives, over 150 injured".
  4. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (23 August 2022). "PR suspends operation of five trains". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 20 March 2023.
  5. ^ Why has Awam Express not been restored | Fake News Aleart, retrieved 20 March 2023