Tezgam (Urdu: تیز گام ) is a daily express train service between Karachi and Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Tezgam means "fast runner". It is one of the oldest and popular trains of Pakistan. It was started in 1950s between Karachi and Peshawar. Later its route was shortened to Karachi and Rawalpindi.
Tezgam has Economy, AC Business and AC Sleeper accommodation. It covers 1,548 kilometres (962 mi) distance from Karachi to Rawalpindi in 25 hours and 30 minutes.
On 31 October 2019, A Tezgam express train caught fire after a gas cylinder brought on to the train by a passenger exploded. The fire engulfed three carriages, killing at least 74 people and injuring 40 more. An investigation has begun.
|Current operator(s)||Pakistan Railways|
|Distance travelled||1,548 kilometres (962 mi)|
|Train number(s)||7 UP (Karachi->Rawalpindi),|
8 DN (Rawalpindi->Karachi)
|Class(es)||Economy, AC Business and AC Sleeper|
|Track gauge||Broad Gauge|
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