Akbar Express

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Akbar Bugti Express
Service type Express
Current operator(s) Pakistan Railways
Website www.pakrail.com/
Start Quetta
Stops 27
End Lahore Jn
Distance travelled 1,150 kilometres (710 mi)
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 23 UP (Quetta->Lahore),
24 DN (Lahore->Quetta)
On-board services
Class(es) Economy and First Sleeper
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Available
Baggage facilities Available
Track gauge Broad Gauge
Route map
Akbar Express route map

Akbar Express (Urdu: اکبر ایکسپریس‎), previously known as Quetta Express,[1] is a daily express train service between Quetta and Lahore in Pakistan. It was run as Quetta Express named after Quetta, The largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan province of Pakistan. On 27 August 2013 it renamed as Akbar Express on the name of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, was a head of Bugti tribe, Baloch nationalist leader and head of Jamhoori Wattan Party.

Pakistan Railways suspended it on 2010 due to lack of locomotives. It was ran between Quetta and Peshawar via Rohri, Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi. Pakistan Railways restored it on 25 April 2013. Now it route is shorted to Quetta and Lahore and redirected to Faisalabad.[2]

Akbar Express has Economy and First Sleeper class accommodation. It covers the 1,225 kilometres (761 mi) distance from Quetta to Lahore in 23 hours and 30 minutes.[3]

Current route[edit]

Quetta to Lahore via Sibi, Rohri, Khanewal and Faisalabad

Train stops[edit]


  1. ^ "Quetta Express named after Akbar Bugti". 
  2. ^ Quetta Express resumes operation, Publisher: Pakistan Observer, Published on 25 April 2013, Retrieved on 26 April 2013
  3. ^ a b "Pakistan Railways Trains". http://pakistanrail.tripod.com. Retrieved 23 July 2013.