|Service type||Inter-city rail|
|First service||14 August 2002|
|Current operator(s)||Pakistan Railways|
|Distance travelled||1,241 kilometres (771 mi)|
|Average journey time||17 hours, 45 minutes|
|Train number(s)||41UP (Karachi→Lahore)|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Track owner(s)||Pakistan Railways|
Karakoram Express (Urdu: قراقرم ایکسپریس) is a passenger train operated daily by Pakistan Railways between Karachi and Lahore. The trip takes approximately 17 hours and 45 minutes to cover a published distance of 1,241 kilometres (771 mi), traveling along a stretch of the Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line, Khanewal–Wazirabad Branch Line and Shahdara Bagh–Sangla Hill Branch Line. The train is named after the famous Karakoram mountain range of northern Pakistan.
Karakoram Express was inaugurated on 14 August 2002. This was during a period where Pakistan Railways went through several "facelifts" under Pervez Musharraf's government (including Karachi Express, Tezgam and Shalimar Express). Karakoram Express acquired the title of the "fastest train in Pakistan".
- Karachi Cantonment–Khanewal Junction via Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line
- Khanewal Junction–Sangla Hill Junction via Khanewal–Wazirabad Branch Line
- Sangla Hill Junction–Shahdara Bagh Junction via Shahdara Bagh–Sangla Hill Branch Line
- Shahdara Bagh Junction–Lahore Junction via Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line
- Karachi Cantonment
- Hyderabad Junction
- Rohri Junction
- Khanewal Junction
- Lahore Junction
The train operates 13 economy carriages, 4 AC Business carriages, 1 power van and 1 luggage van.
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