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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
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✓ On-board Catering
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Comesum veg thali @ Rs 150 at NDLS. Pantry food taste...
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& quality are not good.
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Thu Jul 24, 2014 (08:53AM)
Updated: Jan 25 2017 (11:34) by IR no more Safe^~
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12628->12658->12657->Maintenance->12627->12628
Rating: 4.0/5 (261 votes)
cleanliness - good (45)
punctuality - good (45)
food - good (43)
ticket avbl - good (44)
u/r coach - good (26)
railfanning - excellent (43)
safety - good (41)
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Train Tip
Food/Catering
0 Followers
7662 views
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.

117 views
Apr 24 2017 (20:47)
Prometh Suresh~   198 blog posts   270 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 953249-1            Tags   Past Edits
In breakfast even Kesari Bhath(sheera) is included which tastes like cough syrup
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Train Tip
Food/Catering
0 Followers
4462 views
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
0 Followers
8478 views
May 20 2015 (15:52)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

AK84~   2228 blog posts   2758 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 1477077            Tags   Past Edits
Charging points are available in each bay in SL class too...

7155 views
Sep 24 2015 (21:21)
LHB for TN Express~   985 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!

6095 views
Feb 14 2016 (12:40)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०*^~   7534 blog posts   4576 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

6024 views
Feb 14 2016 (14:33)
LHB for TN Express~   985 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

1371 views
Mar 31 2017 (14:10)
Prometh Suresh~   198 blog posts   270 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1477077-4            Tags   Past Edits
SWR is known for good maintenance of its rakes

754 views
Apr 12 2017 (07:20)
Prometh Suresh~   198 blog posts   270 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1477077-5            Tags   Past Edits
Charging point not available in side lower berth class 3A
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Train Tip
Phone Charging/Outlets
0 Followers
4236 views
Jan 02 2017 (18:50)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT)

Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2786 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.

3674 views
Jan 02 2017 (21:36)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11374 blog posts   2570 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.

3649 views
Jan 02 2017 (21:39)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2786 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.

3694 views
Jan 02 2017 (21:55)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11374 blog posts   2570 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.

2604 views
Jan 23 2017 (16:28)
Prometh Suresh~   198 blog posts   270 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2113738-4            Tags   Past Edits
I think TVC mail has as it has been upgraded to LHB coaches.

2583 views
Jan 23 2017 (16:37)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11374 blog posts   2570 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
14933 views
Nov 19 2013 (10:22)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT) | BPL/Bhopal Junction (6 PFs)

Abhishek Jaiswal   45572 blog posts   18461 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.

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Nov 20 2013 (19:22)
manojpune   186 blog posts
Re# 910449-1            Tags   Past Edits
Rather, any WL gets confirmed when charting for Bangalore is done.

12680 views
Nov 27 2013 (22:18)
KODAIKANAL Princess of Hills*^~   30569 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.

13711 views
Nov 28 2013 (09:54)
Abhishek Jaiswal   45572 blog posts   18461 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,

13624 views
Nov 28 2013 (20:37)
manojpune   186 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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11472 views
May 23 2014 (00:17)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT)

Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5782 blog posts   635 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:
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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

4000 views
Nov 22 2016 (06:14)
300 confirmed timlines~   961 blog posts   76 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1107546-1            Tags   Past Edits
Unbelievable! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah!😊

1173 views
Mar 23 2017 (15:45)
Saurabh®~   1799 blog posts   36 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1107546-2            Tags   Past Edits
you forgot to add mathura ka peda

988 views
Mar 25 2017 (19:00)
Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5782 blog posts   635 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
11377 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.

9004 views
Oct 03 2014 (22:53)
Devilofhell~   571 blog posts   617 correct pred (67% 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.

9029 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

9820 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

3201 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!!

978 views
Mar 20 2017 (19:28)
Prometh Suresh~   198 blog posts   270 correct pred (65% 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
3439 views
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

3398 views
Oct 28 2016 (09:48)
skumarvkulkarni~   1661 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
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
8119 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.

6890 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...

6750 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.

6886 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
3147 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

2975 views
Oct 22 2016 (16:21)
manindersaini3~   101 blog posts   79 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2032071-1            Tags   Past Edits
confirmed what? if you have a waitlisted pnr, post it in PNR section.
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