Lahore Junction railway station

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Lahore Junction railway station
Lahore railway station.jpeg
Front view of the station
Lahore Station is located in Lahore
Lahore Station
Lahore Station
Location of Lahore Station within Lahore
Station statistics
Coordinates 31°34′38″N 74°20′11″E / 31.5772°N 74.3363°E / 31.5772; 74.3363Coordinates: 31°34′38″N 74°20′11″E / 31.5772°N 74.3363°E / 31.5772; 74.3363
Line(s) Karachi–Peshawar Main Line
Connections Bus stand, Bus shelter, Taxicab stand
Structure type Standard (On Ground Station)
Platforms 11
Tracks 11
Other information
Station code LHR[1]
Owned by Ministry of Railways
Formerly Great Indian Peninsular Railway

The Lahore Junction railway station (Urdu: لاہور جنکشن ریلوے اسٹیشن ‎) in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, was built by British colonists between 1859-1860 at the cost of half a million Rupees. It is the junction of Lahore-Amritsar railway line. It is of typical grand British architecture in South Asia during the British Raj period. The railway network established by the British was extensive and is one of their lasting contributions to the culture and infrastructure of this region.

The railway station has 11 platforms (1 to 9, with 2 extra platforms, 3A and 6A). Platform No. 1 is of special importance, as this platform is the destination of "Samjhauta Express", the train service between Pakistan and India.

History[edit]

Lahore Junction railway station was commissioned by the British Government and construction was contracted to Mian Mohammad Sultan Chughtai, a formal prince of the Royal Mughal Empire. The front portion was disliked by the government (as seen in older photographs) and was subsequently rebuilt by Sultan Mohammad. from his own pocket.

It was the western terminus of the crucial LahoreGhaziabad rail line which facilitated the vital connection of the furthest reaches of the Punjab to the then-capital of the British Raj; New Delhi. This allowed for the movement of people, goods, and revenue within, to and from the fertile and heavily-populated region.

The station was severely affected during the riots which followed the independence of Pakistan in 1947. Lahore's Hindus and Sikhs who tried to migrate to India were frequently attacked and killed in large numbers that many considered the station unsafe and opted to make the journey by road.

Facilities[edit]

The Lahore Junction railway station has all the facilities which a large station like it must possess. Food stalls, book agencies, drink corners, and the like are found on every platform. Some foreign restaurants (like McDonald's and Pizza Hut) have their branches at platform No. 2.

Train services from Lahore Jn[edit]

Train Name Train Code Stations
Allama Iqbal Express 9 UP, 10 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Nawabshah, Mehrabpur, Rohri Jn, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Bahawalpur, Jehanian, Khanewal Jn, Sahiwal, Okara Cantt, Pattoki, Kot Radha Kishen, Raiwind Jn, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore Jn, Shahdara Bagh, Narang, Baddomalhi, Narowal, Pasrur, Chawinda, Sialkot
Awam Express 13 UP, 14 DN Karachi Cantt, Landhi, Jungshahi, Jhimpir, Kotri Jn, Hyderabad Jn, Tando Adam, Shahdadpur, Nawabshah, Pad Idan, Bhiria Road, Mehrabpur, Setharja, Ranipur, Gambat, Khairpur, Rohri Jn, Pano Akil, Ghotki, Mirpur Mathelo, Daharki, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Liaquatpur, Dera Nawab Sahib, Samasata Jn, Bahawalpur, Shujabad, Multan Cantt, Khanewal Jn, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Okara Cantt, Pattoki, Kot Radha Kishan, Raiwand Jn, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Wazirabad Jn, Gujrat, Lala Musa Jn, Kharian Cantt, Jhelum, Gujar Khan, Chak Lala, Rawalpindi, Taxila Jn, Hasan Abdal, Attock Jn, Jhangira Road, Nowshera Jn, Peshawar City, Peshawar Cantt
Badar Express 111 UP, 112 DN Lahore Jn, Qila Sheikhupura Jn, Safdarabad, Sangla Hill Jn, Faisalabad, Gojra, Toba Tek Singh, Shorkot Cantt Jn
Fareed Express 37 UP, 38 DN Karachi City, Karachi Cantt, 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
Ghouri Express 113 UP, 114 DN Lahore Jn, Qila Sheikhupura Jn, Sangla Hill Jn, Faisalabad
Jaffar Express 39 UP, 40 DN Quetta, Kolpur, Mach, Aab-e-gum, Sibi Jn, Bukhtiarabad Domki, Dera Murad Jamali, Dera Allah Yar, Jacobabad Jn, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Rohri Jn, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan Cantt, Khanewal Jn, Sahiwal, Okara Cantt, Raiwind Jn, Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Wazirabad Jn, Gujrat, Lalamusa Jn, Jhelum, Rawalpindi
Karachi Express 15 UP, 16 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Rohri Jn, Bahawalpur, Multan Cantt, Sahiwal, Raiwind Jn, Lahore Jn
Karakoram Express 41 UP, 42 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Nawabshah, Rohri Jn, Khanewal Jn, Faisalabad, Lahore Jn
Khyber Mail 1 UP, 2 DN Karachi Cantt, Landhi, Hyderabad Jn, Nawabshah, Khairpur, Rohri Jn, Pano Akil, Ghotki, Mirpur Mathelo, Daharki, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan. Khanpur, Liaquatpur, Dera Nawab Sahib, Samasata Jn, Bahawalpur, Lodhran Jn, Shujabad, Multan Cantt, Khanewal Jn, Mian Channun, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Okara Cantt, Pattoki, Raiwind Jn, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Wazirabad Jn, Gujrat, Lala Musa Jn, Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Attock city Jn, Jhangira Road, Nowshera, Peshawar City, Peshawar Cantt
Lasani Express 125 UP, 126 DN Lahore Jn, Shahdra Bagh Jn, Kala Khatai, Narang, Mehta Suja, Baddomalhi, Raya Khas, Narowal, Domala, Alipur Sayadan Sharif, Qila Sobha Singh, Pasrur, Chawinda, Alhar, Gunna Kalan, Sialkot Jn
Night Coach Express 43 UP, 44 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Nawabshah, Rohri Jn, Bahawalpur, Multan Cantt, Faisalabad, Lahore Jn
Pak Business Express Karachi Cantt, Rohri Jn, Khanewal Jn, Lahore Jn
Quetta Express 23 UP, 24 DN Quetta, Kolpur, Mach, Aab-e-gum, Sibi Jn, Bakhtiarabad Domki, Dera Murad Jamali, Dera Allah Yar, Jacobabad Jn, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Rohri Jn, Pano Akil, Ghotki, Mirpur Mathelo, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Dera Nawab Sahib, Bahawalpur, Khanewal Jn, Shorkot Cantt Jn, Faisalabad, Lahore Jn
Rawal Express 105 UP, 106 DN Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Jhelum, Rawalpindi
Samjhauta Express International Lahore Jn, Pakistan and Delhi, India
Shalimar Express 27 UP, 28 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Mehrabpur Jn, Rohri Jn, Rahim Yar Khan, Bhawalpur, Multan Cantt, Faisalabad, Lahore Jn
Subak Kharam Express 103 UP, 104 DN Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Wazirabad Jn, Gujrat, Lalamusa Jn, Jhelum, Chaklala, Rawalpindi
Subak Raftar Express 101 UP, 102 DN Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Wazirabad Jn, Gujrat, Lalamusa Jn, Jhelum, Chaklala, Rawalpindi
Tezgam 7 UP, 8 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Tando Adam, Nawabshah, Khairpur, Rohri Jn, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Bhawalpur, Multan Cantt, Khanewal Jn, Mian Channu, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Okara Cantt, Pattoki, Kot Radha Kishan, Raiwind Jn, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Lalamusa Jn, Jhelum, Rawalpindi

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External links[edit]

Preceding station   Lahore Junction railway station   Following station
Lahore Cantt.   Line
Karachi–Peshawar Main Line
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