Fareed Express

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Fareed Express
Overview
Service typeInter-city rail
First service1943
Current operator(s)S. Jamil & Co.
Route
TerminiKarachi City
Lahore Junction
Stops46
Distance travelled1,214 kilometres (754 mi)
Average journey time26 hours, 45 minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)37UP (Karachi→Lahore)
38DN (Lahore→Karachi)
On-board services
Class(es)Economy Class
AC Standard
AC Business
Sleeping arrangementsAvailable
Catering facilitiesAvailable
Technical
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Track owner(s)Pakistan Railways

Fareed Express (Urdu: فرید ایکسپریس) is a passenger train operated daily by Pakistan Railways between Karachi and Lahore.[1][2] The trip takes approximately 26 hours and 45 minutes to cover a published distance of 1,214 kilometres (754 mi), traveling along a stretch of the Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line and Lodhran–Raiwind Branch Line. The train named after Baba Fareed Shakar Ganj, a famous Sufi saint and Punjabi poet who lived in Pakpattan between 1173–1266.[3][4]

History[edit]

On 21 August 2016, the Fareed Express train was privatized and outsourced to Syed Jamil & Company which joined hands with Pakistan Railway to operate the train in a private-public venture. The trains have been be equipped with internet service, AC services and catering.[5][6]

Route[edit]

Station stops[edit]

Equipment[edit]

The train has Economy Class,AC Standard and AC Business accommodations.

Incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pakistan Railways: Management of three more trains to be privatised". The Express Tribune. 4 November 2011.
  2. ^ IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names Author: Owais Mughal, Retrieved on 1 July 2013
  3. ^ "IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names". Owais Mughal. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  4. ^ IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names Author: Owais Mughal. Retrieved on 27 May 2013
  5. ^ "Pakistan Railways outsources Fareed Express". Archived from the original on 22 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Hazara, Fareed Express: A public bliss". 24 August 2016.