Karnataka Express

The Karnataka Express is a daily Superfast train that runs between the Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka and the Indian capital New Delhi.

Karnataka SuperFast Express
Karnataka Express - trainboard.jpg
Service typeSuperfast
First service1976; 44 years ago (1976) (split train as Kerala - Karnataka (KK) Express )[1]
1983; 37 years ago (1983) (as separate train, Karnataka Express)[2]
Current operator(s)South Western Railway
StartKSR Bengaluru(SBC)
EndNew Delhi(NDLS)
Distance travelled2410 km
Average journey time39 hrs 30 mins (up direction) and 40 hrs 45 mins (down direction)
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)12627 /12628
On-board services
Class(es)AC First Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved
Seating arrangementsAvailable
Sleeping arrangementsAvailable
Catering facilitiesAvailable (Paid)
Baggage facilitiesAvailable
Track gaugeBroad Gauge
Operating speedMaximum - 110.0 km/hr, Average - 61 km/hr
Route map
Karnataka Express (SBC - NDLS) Route map.jpg

Route & HaltsEdit

It runs from KSR Bengaluru via Yelahanka, Dharmavaram, Anantpur, Guntakal, Wadi, Solapur, Daund, Manmad, Bhusaval ,Burhanpur, Khandwa, Itarsi, Bhopal, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra Cantt. to New Delhi.


Both trains are hauled by a Pune based WDP-4D locomotive from KSR Bengaluru to Daund and handing over to a Tughlakabad based WAP 7 locomotive from Daund to New Delhi and vice versa. Now they run with LHB coaches and a WAP7 hauls it end to end with WDP4D piggybacking from Wadi to Daund in both directions.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Railway Budget speech 1977-78 (interim)" (PDF). www.indianrailways.gov.in. Government of India, Ministry of Railways. 28 March 1977.
  2. ^ "Railway Budget speech 1983-84" (PDF). www.indianrailways.gov.in. Government of India, Ministry of Railways. 24 March 1983.

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