Navyug Express

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Navyug Express
Service type Express
Status Operating
Locale Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab , Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh,
Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Karnataka
Current operator(s) Indian Railways
Start Katra (SVDK)
Stops 61
End Mangalore Central (MAQ)
Distance travelled 3,685 km (2,290 mi)
Average journey time 68hr 20min 4sec
Service frequency Weekly
Train number(s) 16687/16688
On-board services
Class(es) Second AC, Third AC, Sleeper
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Available
Baggage facilities Available
Rolling stock Loco: WAP-4
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification Yes
Operating speed 50.4 km/h (31.3 mph)

The Navyug express or the "New-Era" Express is a weekly train running between Katra and Mangalore Central. This train takes about 68 hrs for the distance of 3685 km. This is the third longest distance travelled by any train on the Indian Railways .


The train travels via Kannur, Calicut, Shornur Junction, Palakkad Junction, Coimbatore Junction, Katpadi, Tirupati, Gudur, Vijayawada, Warangal, Ramagundam, Nagpur, Itarsi Junction, Bhopal Junction, Jhansi Junction, Gwalior, Agra and New Delhi to reach Katra. Coaches from Tirunelveli are attached to this train at Erode. It travels through the most of the states in India. It passes through 12 states as Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu,Pondicherry(Mahe), Kerala and Karnataka. The loco used is Erode(ED) WAP-4 from New Delhi(NDLS) TO Shoranur Jn(SRR) or sometimes Arakkonam(AJJ) WAM-4 is also used between the same stations. From Shoranur Jn to Mangalore Central by an WAG5p as this route has been electrified till 2016

Arrival/Departure Details[edit]

16688 Navayug Express leaves its source station,Katra (SVDK) at 09:55 PM and reach its destination Mangalore Cntl (MAQ) at 10.45 PM on third day.[1]

16687 Navayug Express leaves Mangalore Cntl (MAQ) at 04:50 PM and reach Katra (SVDK) on third day of journey at 03:20 PM.[2]

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