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12628/Karnataka Express (PT)
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಎಕ್ಸ್‌ಪ್ರೆಸ್ /کرناٹک ایکسپریس     कर्नाटक एक्सप्रेस

NDLS/New Delhi --> SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)

Inaugural Run
Tue Jul 20, 1976
Pantry/Catering
✓ Pantry Car
✓ On-board Catering
✓ E-Catering
Comesum veg thali @ Rs 150 at NDLS. Pantry food taste...
more...
& quality are not good.
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Thu Jul 24, 2014 (08:53AM)
Updated: Jan 25 2017 (11:34) by Pran Pratim Ghosh
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RSA - Rake Sharing
12628->12658->12657->Maintenance->12627->12628
Rating: 4.0/5 (249 votes)
cleanliness - good (43)
punctuality - good (43)
food - good (41)
ticket avbl - good (42)
u/r coach - good (24)
railfanning - excellent (41)
safety - good (39)
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Train Tip
Food/Catering
0 Followers
10755 views
May 23 2014 (00:17)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT)

Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5780 blog posts   634 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1107546            Tags   Past Edits
This train can offer many varieties to Food lovers: Mathura : Mathura's Peda
Agra: Agra's Petha and Gajak
Bhopal: Pohe and Namkeen.
Bhusaval: Pohe, Banana.
Manmad: Raisins, Pomegranate, Vada Paav.
Daund:
...
more...
Pav Bhaji, Biryani. Puri bhaji
Solapur: Shengachi poli, peanut chutney
Gulbarga: Tahari(veg Biryani)
Guntakal/Anantapur: Idli Vada coconut chutney, Pongal vada
Gooty: Masala Dosa
Dharmavaram: Masala Vada

3357 views
Nov 22 2016 (06:14)
HowrahJodhpur হাওড়াযোধপুর हावड़ाजोधपुर~   931 blog posts   58 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1107546-1            Tags   Past Edits
Unbelievable! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah!😊

512 views
Mar 23 2017 (15:45)
Saurabh®~   1533 blog posts   36 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1107546-2            Tags   Past Edits
you forgot to add mathura ka peda

320 views
Mar 25 2017 (19:00)
Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5780 blog posts   634 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1107546-3            Tags   Past Edits
It's already added. 1st line
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Train Tip
Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
0 Followers
10622 views
Oct 02 2014 (11:22)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

Dhruv Mittal   45 blog posts   29 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 1232793            Tags   Past Edits
Journey Date : 1 Oct'14 from MMR to NZM.
Class: 3A B3
The toilets were hopeless and very disgusting. Couldnt even feel like going nearby toilets. Very disappointing.

8534 views
Oct 03 2014 (22:53)
Devilofhell~   567 blog posts   611 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1232793-1            Tags   Past Edits
I Travelled Last year in the same train toilets were in good condition and i trabelled on 1st October 2014. Toilets are in very bad condition.

8556 views
Oct 09 2014 (16:08)
Dhruv Mittal   45 blog posts   29 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1232793-2            Tags   Past Edits
you too travelled ! yes they were really bad

9232 views
Oct 11 2014 (12:58)
arjuntemp   496 blog posts   48 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1232793-3            Tags   Past Edits
I had similar experience in 12628 ; DD-SBC route.
It was 2A coach A2 and toilets were really disgusting. Taps were faulty and no water supply in A1 coach toilets.
It seems that this legendary train is loosing its reputation and charm

2620 views
Dec 02 2016 (21:40)
jaideepganguly~   471 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1232793-4            Tags   Past Edits
Something's seriously wrong somewhere. Almost same are the state of affairs on the Goa Express!!

385 views
Mar 20 2017 (19:28)
Prometh Suresh   129 blog posts   210 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1232793-5            Tags   Past Edits
but its RSA 12657/12658 Chennai Mail is excellently maintained as per info from the regular travelers so how come Karnataka express is so horribly maintained?
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Train Tip
General
0 Followers
3021 views
Oct 28 2016 (07:41)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

Miss you ಚಾಲುಕ್ಯ~   350 blog posts   52 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2039538            Tags   Past Edits
If want to travel from KSR Bengaluru to Yadgir/Gulbarga then book till solapur by spending just few rupees more, availibility of seats would be high and if WL then chances of confirmatiion will also be high

2980 views
Oct 28 2016 (09:48)
skumarvkulkarni~   1649 blog posts
Re# 2039538-1            Tags   Past Edits
true, this is how quotas for Gulbarga get reduced by solapur division
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Train Tip
Phone Charging/Outlets
0 Followers
3187 views
Jan 02 2017 (18:50)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT)

Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2779 blog posts   271 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2113738            Tags   Past Edits
All 6 rakes of KK exp and SBC-MAS-SBC Mail comprise of coaches manufactured in the last 3-4 years and 98% of reserved coaches (SL,3AC,2AC,1AC) have charging points in each bay as a result. Even the older ones are POHed ones and they too have charging points in each bay. Only around 2 or 3 coaches among the 114 (19*6 rakes) do not have charging points so go ahead and test your luck :)
P.S: SWR does shuffle coaches here and there sometimes and the replacement ones too are newer ones having charging points in each bay.

2734 views
Jan 02 2017 (21:36)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11288 blog posts   2564 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 2113738-1            Tags   Past Edits
On the other hand there's SR. TVC Mail. MAQ Mail. Nilagiri. Kaveri. TN. GT. None of the biggies have any traces of charging points. The discussion doesn't even go to the low priority ones.

2719 views
Jan 02 2017 (21:39)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2779 blog posts   271 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2113738-2            Tags   Past Edits
ICF dishes out so many coaches to SR every month but God knows where those go. Last week I saw Kerala's rake at AGC and some of the SL coaches were new.. was a pleasant surprise.

2760 views
Jan 02 2017 (21:55)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11288 blog posts   2564 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 2113738-3            Tags   Past Edits
2626's all six rakes have been revamped in the last 4 years. TVC divn has invested all the fresh roll-out it received in changing it's rakes. While what's left with other trains like Thirukkural, DDN KCVL and the like are old rickety shabby coaches. PGT divn is poor as ever receiving all the rejected ones. BBQ is infamous as the one stealing all that SR gets, but where does the stolen stuff go? Poof.

1655 views
Jan 23 2017 (16:28)
Prometh Suresh   129 blog posts   210 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2113738-4            Tags   Past Edits
I think TVC mail has as it has been upgraded to LHB coaches.

1631 views
Jan 23 2017 (16:37)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11288 blog posts   2564 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 2113738-5            Tags   Past Edits
Read the date-stamp of the comment please.
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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
7753 views
Nov 19 2013 (15:52)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT)

Guest: 7fea6a78   show all posts
Entry# 910831            Tags   Past Edits
Best train for going SHIRDI for all north indians as well as south indians. You will reach at KOPARGAON then go by auto/taxi to SHIRDI But make your plane before 2 months because less chance to get conform your waiting ticket in this train.

Nov 28 2013 (22:00)
arjuntemp   496 blog posts   48 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 910831-1            Tags   Past Edits
People from North got another good option in the form of Train No,22456, Kalka-Shirdi sf express(biweekly service). This train will reduce the pressure on 12628 at least upto some extent. This will help people who wish to travel by 12628 from Delhi to DD , Solapur, Prasanti Nilayam, Bangalore.

6546 views
Nov 29 2013 (04:35)
Guest: 7fec500d   show all posts
Re# 910831-2            Tags   Past Edits
Ya, another train is also available for delhi peoples 04011/04012 SNSI NDLS SF AC spl...

6412 views
Nov 29 2013 (12:43)
arjuntemp   496 blog posts   48 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 910831-3            Tags   Past Edits
yeah its a gud option too ; moreover it has pantry car.
But this is limited service which already terminated on 27th.

6536 views
Dec 17 2013 (13:02)
Guest: 1861265d   show all posts
Re# 910831-4            Tags   Past Edits
another good option to go to shirdi for north indians is jhelum express which is daily running train. it comes from jammutawi and has maximum number of halts compare to other trains, it has pantry car also so good option.
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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
2836 views
Oct 22 2016 (02:06)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

navajyoti53   2 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2032071            Tags   Past Edits
Will it be confirmed

2664 views
Oct 22 2016 (16:21)
manindersaini3   93 blog posts   64 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2032071-1            Tags   Past Edits
confirmed what? if you have a waitlisted pnr, post it in PNR section.
010
Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
12736 views
Nov 20 2013 (22:35)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT) | ATP/Anantapur (2 PFs)

Sudarshan   5901 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 912138            Tags   Past Edits
If you want to travel from GTL/GY/ATP to YNK and want to book tickets, you can't book them as it would always be not available because of zonal/distance restrictions. But you can book a ticket upto SBC on IRCTC and getdown at where ever you want. I usually do it for my mom under lower berth quota and ask her to get down at YNK.
03
Train Tip
Phone Charging/Outlets
0 Followers
6935 views
May 20 2015 (15:52)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

AK84~   2214 blog posts   2758 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 1477077            Tags   Past Edits
Charging points are available in each bay in SL class too...

5891 views
Sep 24 2015 (21:21)
LHB for TN Express~   964 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1477077-1            Tags   Past Edits
A Lot of 13, 14, 15 made coaches included in all the rakes in recent times, hence the availability of Charging points in all bays! I would suggest carrying a spike buster if passengers are gonna charge a lot of gadgets!

4783 views
Feb 14 2016 (12:40)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०*^~   7526 blog posts   4559 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1477077-2            Tags   Past Edits
SWR provides all new coaches to this train,I have seen its RSA SBC Mail always rake used to shine,SWR maintenance is too good for this train

4730 views
Feb 14 2016 (14:33)
LHB for TN Express~   964 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1477077-3            Tags   Past Edits
haan woh toh hai, recently ek video mein 15 made 1 AC coach dekha! Recent roll outs sab isko dete hain! abhi 91/92 made coaches sab scrap hone ko aa rahe hain toh saare naye coaches isko de ke fir purane coaches aur trains ko bhej denge
07
Train Tip
Food/Catering
0 Followers
6924 views
Apr 22 2015 (22:12)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

rajanagpal   49 blog posts   132 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 1438714            Tags   Past Edits
Breakfast and snacks are good. Meals are not that fine. Rather take meals from ET station on up/down from ndls to kpg
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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
13889 views
Nov 19 2013 (10:22)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT) | BPL/Bhopal Junction (6 PFs)

Abhishek Jaiswal*^~   45226 blog posts   18374 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 910449            Tags   Past Edits
Tatkal Booking opens 2 days before for Bhopal-New Delhi.
.
quota of 280 seats can be useful for getting seats easily.

12033 views
Nov 20 2013 (19:22)
manojpune   182 blog posts
Re# 910449-1            Tags   Past Edits
Rather, any WL gets confirmed when charting for Bangalore is done.

11713 views
Nov 27 2013 (22:18)
अबकी कमल खिलेगा*^~   30450 blog posts   3126 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 910449-2            Tags   Past Edits
but why suffered for tatkal in this train??
there are other trains in which resorvation easyly avlbl between same stations at convinient timing.

12743 views
Nov 28 2013 (09:54)
Abhishek Jaiswal*^~   45226 blog posts   18374 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 910449-3            Tags   Past Edits
this is tip and an alternative. Traveller has more option then we can think so it will add an extra alternative and its upto traveller that which alternative he/her will take,

12664 views
Nov 28 2013 (20:37)
manojpune   182 blog posts
Re# 910449-4            Tags   Past Edits
But we are here to rate alternatives. If a simple WL gets confirmed when charting from Bangalore is done, why go for Tatkal? The alternative provided by you attracts undue cost.
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