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Service typeExpress
Current operator(s)Pakistan Railways
TerminiKarachi Cantt
Distance travelled1,548 kilometres (962 mi)
Average journey time25 hours and 30 minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)7 UP (Karachi->Rawalpindi),
8 DN (Rawalpindi->Karachi)
On-board services
Class(es)Economy, AC Standard, AC Business and AC Sleeper
Seating arrangementsAvailable
Sleeping arrangementsAvailable
Catering facilitiesAvailable
Baggage facilitiesAvailable
Track gaugeBroad Gauge
Route map
Tezgam route map

Tezgam (Urdu: تیز گام) is a daily express train service between Karachi and Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Tezgam means "fast runner". It is one of the oldest and popular trains of Pakistan. It was started in 1950s between Karachi and Peshawar. Later[when?] its route was shortened[why?] to Karachi and Rawalpindi.[1]

Tezgam has Economy, AC Business and AC Sleeper accommodation. It covers 1,548 kilometres (962 mi) distance from Karachi to Rawalpindi in 25 hours and 30 minutes.[2]

On 31 October 2019, A Tezgam express train caught fire after a gas cylinder brought on to the train by a passenger exploded. The fire engulfed three carriages, killing at least 74 people and injuring 40 more.[3] An investigation has begun.


Karachi to Rawalpindi via Hyderabad Junction, Rohri Junction, Bahawalpur, Multan,Lahore Junction and Lala Musa Junction

External links[edit]


  1. ^ IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names Author: Owais Mughal, Retrieved on 1 July 2013
  2. ^ "Tezgam Train Timings Karachi Rawalpindi 2021". Pakistani Railway. 15 April 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Dozens die in Pakistan train inferno". 1 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.