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.
|Current operator(s)||Pakistan Railways|
|Distance travelled||1,548 kilometres (962 mi)|
|Train number(s)||7 UP (Karachi->Rawalpindi),|
8 DN (Rawalpindi->Karachi)
|Class(es)||Economy, AC Business and AC Sleeper|
|Track gauge||Broad Gauge|
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. An investigation has begun.
- IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names Author: Owais Mughal, Retrieved on 1 July 2013
- "Dozens die in Pakistan train inferno". 1 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
- Pakistan Railways official website, Tezgam Timings Archived 30 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved on 14 August 2012
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