|Service type||Inter-city rail|
|Former operator(s)||Pakistan Railways|
|Distance travelled||1,214 kilometres (754 mi)|
|Average journey time||17 hours, 30 minutes|
|Train number(s)||303UP (Karachi→Lahore)|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Track owner(s)||Pakistan Railways|
The Pak Business Express (Urdu: پاک کاروبار اکسپريس , or Pakistan Business Express) (often abbreviated as Business Express) is a daily express train service between Karachi and Lahore. It was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on 4 January 2012.
The total traveling time of the route was 17 hours 30 minutes, on a total travelling distance of 1,214 kilometres (754 mi).
The Pak Business Express was the brainchild of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Initially Pakistan Railways started it with collaboration of a private company Four Brothers Private Limited. The private company provided modern facilitates like LCD TVs, Wi-Fi Internet, water dispensers and lavish food on train first time in Pakistan.
But due to financial dispute on 29 October 2015 Pakistan Railways has ended joint venture with Four Brother Private Limited and take control of Business Express. Now this train is running under Pakistan Railways management.
- Karachi Cantonment
- Hyderabad Junction
- Nawabshah Junction
- Rohri Junction
- Rahim Yar Khan
- Khanewal Junction
- Raiwind Junction
- Kot Lakhpat
- Lahore Junction
The train has AC Business, AC Standard, and Economy class coaches.
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