Say hello to Jinnah Express. Luxury Trains are finally here!

Pakistan Railway has always been a question mark when it comes to travelling. Over the past few years, people have had horrible experiences with it. But then again, some people have had excellent times! For frequent travelers it has always been a risk to travel via train. What with the Delays, bad quality of cabins, and amenities. But it looks like all that is soon coming to an end with the Jinnah Express.

Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid (L) and Prime Minister Imran Khan at the inauguration of the Lahore-Karachi Jinnah Express in Lahore on March 30. ─ Photo courtesy Sheikh Rashid Twitter
The inauguration Ceremony. Look how happy Sheikh Sahab is!

Before we get into it, did you know that Pakistan Railway now has an app? We found it to be exceptional! Download for Android here.

Starting today, a new train has been added to the Railway Fleet that will run between Lahore and Karachi. The reason we are so excited is that this train is bringing a lot of awesome things for us! Here is a quick review:

1… Running time: 15 HOURS!

Time is money!

You heard that right! The Jinnah Express will have 4 stops from Lahore to Karachi, and will shorten the journey to only 15 hours! As of right now, the journey takes on average 17-22 hours on other trains. So now, you are only 15 hours away from the beach! Who is excited?

” It will leave Karachi daily from 3pm and reach Lahore the next day at 7:30am. The train will make four stops at the Hyderabad, Rohri, Khanewal and Lahore Cantt junctions before reaching the main Lahore junction. ”

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2… Its cheap!

The Air Fare from Lahore to Karachi has increased exponentially over the past 2-3 years. It now stands at approximately 12k, going as high up as 16k on normal days. With costs that high, how are we supposed to travel? However, The Jinnah Express has the answer, with Fares of PKR 6,500 for Adults, and PKR 4,900 for children. How cool is that?

3… Free Food!

The Dining car looks like something out of a Wedding Reception!

The one thing we look forward to the most! Passengers of the train will be given complimentary Breakfast, Dinner and Refreshments! And also, free WiFi! We wouldn’t mind actually living on this train!

4… Its luxurious!

Them Carpets!

I mean, carpeted hallways, new berths, excellent seats. What more would we want? The biggest reason not to choose Pakistan Railway is the cleanliness, as people have experienced termites, bed bugs and cockroaches in their travels over the pasts few years. After all that, this amazing train is much much needed!

So there you have it. All the reasons why the Jinnah Express is a breath of fresh air for traveler. We are already seeing pictures and videos from people who were part of the Inaugural Journey today, and it looks amazing!

What do you think of the Jinnah Express? And are you looking forward to travelling now? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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