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Jaffar Express (Urdu: جعفر ایکسپریس‎) is a passenger train operated daily by Pakistan Railways between Quetta and Peshawar.[1][2] The trip takes approximately 34 hours, 10 minutes to cover a published distance of 1,632 kilometres (1,014 mi), traveling along a stretch of the Rohri–Chaman Railway Line and Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line.

Jaffar Express
Overview
Service typeInter-city rail
StatusOperating
LocaleQuetta
First service16 April 1998
SuccessorPakistan Railways
Current operator(s)Pakistan Railways
Route
StartQuetta
Stops35
EndPeshawar
Distance travelled1,632 kilometres (1,014 mi)
Average journey time35 hours, 10 minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)39UP 40Dn

(Quetta→Peshawar)

(Peshawar→Quetta)
On-board services
Class(es)AC Business
AC Sleeper
AC Lower Standard
Economy
Seating arrangementsAvailable
Sleeping arrangementsAvailable
Catering facilitiesAvailable
Other facilitiesEating And Other Facilities are Available
Technical
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed120 KM/PH
Track owner(s)Pakistan Railways
Route map
Jaffar Express route map

HistoryEdit

The Jaffar Express is named after Mir Jaffar Khan Jamali, who was a prominent Baloch tribal leader, active member of the Pakistan Movement, and a close friend of the Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He was the uncle of former Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali. The train was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali on 16 April 2003 with Chinese rakes.[3] The original Jaffar Express ran between Quetta and Rawalpindi. In April 2017, the train was extended to Peshawar.

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Station stopsEdit

EquipmentsEdit

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Power Van AC Sleeper Business Class AC Standard AC Standard Economy Economy Economy Economy Economy Brake Van

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/16-Apr-17/new-train-service-from-peshawar-to-quetta-inaugurated
  2. ^ IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names Author: Owais Mughal, Retrieved on 1 July 2013
  3. ^ "Jaffar Express starts service". Daily Times. 22 April 2003. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  4. ^ Pakistan Railways official website, Jaffar Express Timings, Retrieved on 8 August 2012