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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
Options for food Breakfast - Upma Vada,Idli Vada,Bread Cutlet,Bread Omlette.Options for...
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lunch/dinner - Veg/Egg/Chicken Biryani and Veg/Non Veg Meals.For snacks - Biscuit,Cakes,Chips,Cool Drinks.
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..Train No. 12627 / 12628 SBC Bengaluru - New Delhi - SBC Bengaluru Karnataka Express is provided stoppage at PenukondaRailway station o­n an experimental basis for...
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a period of six months with effect from 27thMay, 2017. Accordingly, Train No. 12627 SBC Bengaluru – New Delhi Karnataka Express will arrive / depart Penukonda at 21:35 / 21:36 hrs. Train No. 12628 New Delhi-KSR Bengaluru Karnataka Express will arrive / depart Penukonda at 10:15 / 10:16 hrs.
Tue May 16, 2017 (11:02PM)
Updated: May 17 2017 (19:58) by Vijay Baradwaj
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12628->12658->12657->Maintenance->12627->12628
Rating: 4.0/5 (267 votes)
cleanliness - good (46)
punctuality - good (46)
food - good (44)
ticket avbl - good (45)
u/r coach - good (27)
railfanning - excellent (44)
safety - good (42)
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Ticket Booking/WL
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9360 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 (81% 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.

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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...

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Nov 29 2013 (12:43)
arjuntemp   496 blog posts   48 correct pred (81% 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.

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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.

1089 views
May 03 2017 (17:28)
Prometh Suresh~   274 blog posts   361 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 910831-5            Tags   Past Edits
There is a AC special train NZM-SNSI express.

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May 16 2017 (18:24)
Prometh Suresh~   274 blog posts   361 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 910831-6            Tags   Past Edits
Getting confirmed ticket in Jhelum is a nightmare (as it is the most demanded train in PUNE-NDLS section) forget tickets from KPG to NDLS it is very difficult to get tickets from PUNE to NDLS itself
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Food/Catering
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Jan 02 2014 (19:04)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

aravindnageswaran   7 blog posts   3 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 953249            Tags   Past Edits
Dinner: Veg Biriyani, Egg Biriyani, Chicken Biriyani, Egg meals, Veg meals.
Lunch: Same as above
Breakfast: Bread omelet, Bread Cutlet, Upma Vada, Idli Vada.
Food is OK for train standards. No variety. Amazing Vada paav in all MH stations right from morning hours.

541 views
Apr 24 2017 (20:47)
Prometh Suresh~   274 blog posts   361 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 953249-1            Tags   Past Edits
In breakfast even Kesari Bhath(sheera) is included which tastes like cough syrup
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Food/Catering
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Oct 08 2015 (07:43)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT)

ravisubu   3 blog posts
Entry# 1610906            Tags   Past Edits
Worst food I ever had on trains past 6 months train journey.
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Train Tip
Phone Charging/Outlets
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9062 views
May 20 2015 (15:52)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

AK84~   2260 blog posts   2759 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1477077            Tags   Past Edits
Charging points are available in each bay in SL class too...

7558 views
Sep 24 2015 (21:21)
LHB for TN Express~   1010 blog posts   183 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!

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Feb 14 2016 (12:40)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०*^~   7538 blog posts   4593 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

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Feb 14 2016 (14:33)
LHB for TN Express~   1010 blog posts   183 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

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Mar 31 2017 (14:10)
Prometh Suresh~   274 blog posts   361 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 1477077-4            Tags   Past Edits
SWR is known for good maintenance of its rakes

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Apr 12 2017 (07:20)
Prometh Suresh~   274 blog posts   361 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 1477077-5            Tags   Past Edits
Charging point not available in side lower berth class 3A
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Phone Charging/Outlets
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4782 views
Jan 02 2017 (18:50)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT)

Namma Bengaluru Chennai Mail~   2802 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.

4166 views
Jan 02 2017 (21:36)
Railfan Z*^~   11445 blog posts   2577 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.

4135 views
Jan 02 2017 (21:39)
Namma Bengaluru Chennai Mail~   2802 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.

4177 views
Jan 02 2017 (21:55)
Railfan Z*^~   11445 blog posts   2577 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.

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Jan 23 2017 (16:28)
Prometh Suresh~   274 blog posts   361 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 2113738-4            Tags   Past Edits
I think TVC mail has as it has been upgraded to LHB coaches.

3070 views
Jan 23 2017 (16:37)
Railfan Z*^~   11445 blog posts   2577 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
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15569 views
Nov 19 2013 (10:22)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT) | BPL/Bhopal Junction (6 PFs)

NxtGen IRians*^~   45884 blog posts   18490 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 910449            Tags   Past Edits
Tatkal Booking opens 2 days before for Bhopal-New Delhi.
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quota of 280 seats can be useful for getting seats easily.

13567 views
Nov 20 2013 (19:22)
manojpune   188 blog posts
Re# 910449-1            Tags   Past Edits
Rather, any WL gets confirmed when charting for Bangalore is done.

13265 views
Nov 27 2013 (22:18)
KODAIKANAL Princess of Hills*^~   30807 blog posts   3127 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.

14260 views
Nov 28 2013 (09:54)
NxtGen IRians*^~   45884 blog posts   18490 correct pred (69% 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,

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Nov 28 2013 (20:37)
manojpune   188 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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Food/Catering
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May 23 2014 (00:17)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT)

Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5785 blog posts   637 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.
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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

4558 views
Nov 22 2016 (06:14)
Anga Needs HWH WAP7~   986 blog posts   81 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 1107546-1            Tags   Past Edits
Unbelievable! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah!😊

1742 views
Mar 23 2017 (15:45)
हिंदी मीडियम~   2156 blog posts   36 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1107546-2            Tags   Past Edits
you forgot to add mathura ka peda

1557 views
Mar 25 2017 (19:00)
Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5785 blog posts   637 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
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12040 views
Oct 02 2014 (11:22)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

Dhruv Mittal   45 blog posts   29 correct pred (79% 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.

9432 views
Oct 03 2014 (22:53)
Devilofhell~   625 blog posts   618 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.

9449 views
Oct 09 2014 (16:08)
Dhruv Mittal   45 blog posts   29 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 1232793-2            Tags   Past Edits
you too travelled ! yes they were really bad

10355 views
Oct 11 2014 (12:58)
arjuntemp   496 blog posts   48 correct pred (81% 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

3746 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!!

1503 views
Mar 20 2017 (19:28)
Prometh Suresh~   274 blog posts   361 correct pred (58% 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
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Oct 28 2016 (07:41)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

Miss you ಚಾಲುಕ್ಯ~   356 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

3814 views
Oct 28 2016 (09:48)
skumarvkulkarni~   1673 blog posts
Re# 2039538-1            Tags   Past Edits
true, this is how quotas for Gulbarga get reduced by solapur division
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Ticket Booking/WL
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3473 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

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Oct 22 2016 (16:21)
manindersaini3~   101 blog posts   86 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2032071-1            Tags   Past Edits
confirmed what? if you have a waitlisted pnr, post it in PNR section.
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