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|Current operator(s)||Indian Railways|
|Start||Lokmanya Tilak Terminus|
|Distance travelled||1,804 km (1,121 mi)|
|Average journey time||32 hours 05 minutes|
|Train number(s)||16345 / 16346|
|Class(es)||2 Tier AC, 3 Tier AC, Sleeper, General|
|Observation facilities||Large windows|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
Initially the train was plied between Mumbai to Mangalore via the inland Pune, Gulbarga, Krishnarajapuram, Palakkad route. Trains on the old route used to take 48 hours to reach Mangalore from Mumbai. After the Konkan Railway line was operational in 1998,the route has been changed via the Konkan Railway and the Mangalore-Mumbai running time was reduced drastically to 16 hours. The train route was later extended till Cochin Harbour Terminus and further extended till Trivandrum Central which is the capital city of Kerala.
About the name of the train
Mangalore city is situated at the banks of the Netravati River. Since this trains terminating point was Mangalore back then, the name of the train was set as Netravati Express.
Main railway stations on route of Netravati Express
The train numbers of Netravati Express are 16345 and 16346.
- Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
- Mangalore Junction
- Shornur Junction
- Divine Nagar (will Stop only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
- Ernakulam Junction (South)
- Kollam Junction
- Trivandrum Central