Netravati Express

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Netravati Express
Service type Mail/Express
Locale Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala
First service Sun Mar 01, 1998
Last service -
Current operator(s) Southern Railway
Start Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Stops 43
End Trivandrum Central
Distance travelled 1,786 km (1,110 mi)
Average journey time 32 hours 05 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 16345/46
On-board services
Class(es) 2 Tier AC, 3 Tier AC, Sleeper, General
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes (Paid), Pantry Car Attached
Observation facilities Large windows
Rolling stock ICF Coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 47 km/h (29 mph) Average with Halts

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


Initially the train was plied between Mumbai to Mangalore/Cochin as Link via the inland Pune, Gulbarga, Krishnarajapuram, Palakkad route parting at Shornur Junction. 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 link express was made a single train till Cochin[1] 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.