Netravati Express

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Netravati Express
Overview
Current operator(s) Indian Railways
Route
Start Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Stops 45
End Trivandrum Central
Distance travelled 1,804 km (1,121 mi)
Average journey time 32 hours 05 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 16345 / 16346
On-board services
Class(es) 2 Tier AC, 3 Tier AC, Sleeper, General
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Technical
Rolling stock 7
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)

The Netravati Express is an express train running between Trivandrum and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai. The train runs through Konkan railway.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Netravati Express (LTT-TVC) Route map

The train numbers of Netravati Express are 16345 and 16346.

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