Karachi City railway station

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Karachi City
کراچی شہر
Karachi City railway station 02.jpg
Station statistics
Address Pakistan
Coordinates 24°50′54″N 67°00′23″E / 24.8482°N 67.0064°E / 24.8482; 67.0064Coordinates: 24°50′54″N 67°00′23″E / 24.8482°N 67.0064°E / 24.8482; 67.0064
Line(s) Karachi–Peshawar Main Line
Connections Bus stand, Taxicab stand
Structure type Standard (On Ground Station)
Platforms 4
Tracks 4
Other information
Station code KYC[1]
Owned by Pakistan Railways
Formerly Great Indian Peninsula Railway
Location
Karachi City railway station is located in Karachi
Karachi City railway station
Karachi City railway station
Location of Karachi City railway station within Karachi

Karachi City (Urdu: کراچی شہر ریلوے اسٹیشن ‎) (formerly McLeod station) is the first and the oldest railway station in Pakistan. It is commonly called "City station" or "City railway station" in Karachi. It is situated near Habib Bank Plaza on I. I. Chundrigar Road in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[2] This railway is the Head Office of Karachi Division of Pakistan Railways.

Due to lack of space most of passenger trains and traffic shifted to Karachi Cantt railway station now.

History[edit]

It was around 1855 when the commissioner of Sindh Bartle Frere suggested to the government to construct a railway line between Harbour of Karachi and Korti. Eventually after several surveys, in January 1859, railway line from the Port of Karachi started to construct and later on May 3, 1864, public traffic between Karachi and Kotri started from Mcleoad Station (now Karachi City Station).[2]

Facilities[edit]

The Karachi City railway station has all basic facilities. A parking lot is here to park vehicles. It has Current and Advance Reservation Offices for book seats in trains. Food and drink stalls and book Shops are found on platforms 1. Cargo and Parcel service is also available here.

Train services from Karachi city[3][edit]

Train Name Train Code Stations
Bahauddin Zakaria Express 25 UP, 26 DN Karachi City, Karachi Cantt, Landhi Jn, Jungshahi, Kotri Jn, Hyderabad Jn, Tando Adam, Shahdadpur, Nawabshah, Daur, Mehrabpur, Rohri Jn, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur Jn, Dera Nawab Sahib, Samasata Jn, Bahawalpur, Lodhran Jn, Gilawala, Shujabad, Multan Cantt
Bolan Mail 3 UP, 4 DN Karachi City, Karachi Cantt, Landhi, Jhimpir, Kotri Jn, Sind University, Sehwan Sharif, Bhan Sayadabad, Dadu, Rahmani Nangar, Radhan, Badah, Larkana, Shah Nawaz Bhutto, Shikarpur, Jacobabad Jn, Dera Allah Yar, Dera Murad Jamali, Sibi Jn, Aab-e-gum, Mach, Kolpur, Quetta
Fareed Express 37 UP, 38 DN Karachi City, Karachi Cantt, Drigh Road, Landhi, Kotri Jn, Hyderabad Jn, Tando Adam, Rohri Jn, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Liaqatpur, Samasata, Bahawalpur, Lodhran Jn, Mailsi, Vehari, Arifwala, Pakpattan, Kasur, Raiwind Jn, Kot Lakhpat, Walton, Lahore Cantt, Lahore Jn
Hazara Express 11 UP, 12 DN Karachi City, Karachi Cantt, Drigh Road, Landhi Jn, Kotri Jn, Hyderabad Jn, Tando Adam, Nawabshah, Pad Idan, Bhiria Road, Mehrabpur Jn, Rohri Jn, Pano Akil, Mirpur Mathelo, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur Jn, Liaquatpur, Dera Nawab Sahib, Samasata Jn, Bahawalpur, Shujabad, Multan Cantt, Riazabad, Khanewal Jn, Shorkot Cantt Jn, Jhang Sadar, Sillanwali, Shaheenabad Jn, Sargodha Jn, Bhalwal, Malakwal Jn, Mandi Bahauddin, Lala Musa Jn, Jhelum, Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi, Taxila Jn, Haripur Hazara, Havelian
Khushhal Khan Khattak Express 19 UP, 20 DN Karachi City, Karachi Cantt, Landhi Jn, Marshalling Yard Pipri, Kotri Jn, Sind University, Sehwan Sharif, Dadu, Piaro Goth, Rahmani Nangar, Radhan, Badah, Mohenjo-Daro, Larkana Jn, Shah Nawaz Bhutto, Shikarpur, Jacobabad Jn, Kandhkot, Kashmor Colony, Mithan Kot, Rajanpur, Jampur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Shadan Lund, Kot Adu Jn, Kot Sultan, Leiah, Karor, Bhakkar, Darya Khan, Kallur Kot, Piplan, Kundian Jn, Mianwali, Daud Khel Jn, Injra, Chhab, Jhamat, * Uchhri, Jand Jn, Basal Jn, Jhalar, Attock City Jn, * Jhangira Road, Akora Khattak, Nowshera Jn, Pabbi, Peshawar City, Peshawar Cantt
Sukkur Express 145 UP, 146 DN Karachi City, Karachi Cantt, Drigh Colony, Landhi, Kotri Jn, Hyderabad Jn, Tando Adam, Shahdadpur, Nawabshah, Kot-Laollo, Pad Idan, Bhiria Road, Lakha Road, Mehrabpur, Setharja, Ranipur Riyasat, Gambat, Khairpur, Rohri Jn, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Jacobabad Jn

Contact Information[edit]

Official phone number of Karachi City railway station is 021-99213551.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Web Site of Pakistan Railways
  2. ^ a b Salman, Peerzada (2010-05-09). "Keeping track of history". Dawn.com. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Trains from Karachi". Pakrail.com. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Karachi City railway station   Following station
Kiamari   Line
Karachi–Peshawar Main Line
  Karachi Cantt.