Quetta railway station
|Quetta Railway Station|
Quetta Railway Station - Front View
|Connections||Bus stand, Taxicab stand|
|Structure type||Standard (On Ground Station)|
|Owned by||Ministry of Railways|
Quetta Railway Station is located in middle of the Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. Quetta is connected to Lahore by a 727 miles long railway line. Similarly, it is also connected by rail with Peshawar (986 miles) and Karachi (536 miles). It is also connected by railway with Zahedan, which is a city in neighboring Iran.
Quetta was considered as an important strategic destination during British Raj. Britain always considered Russians as a threat to its rule in the Indian sub-continent that they might advance from Afghanistan into Quetta and thereby threatening its rule in India. It was the year 1857 when the idea was suggested by William Andrew (Chairman of Scinde, Punjab and Delhi Railway) that the railways to the Bolan Pass would have strategic role in responding to any threat by Russia. During the second Afghan War (1878-80) between Britain and Afghanistan, a new urgency was needed to construct a Railway line up to Quetta in order to get easier access to the frontier. On 18 September 1879, under the orders of Viceroy council, work begun on laying the railway tracks and after four months the first 215 km of line from Ruk to Sibi was completed and become operational in January 1880. Beyond Sibi the terrain was very difficult. After immense difficulties and harsh weather conditions, it was March 1887 when the railway line of over 320 km long reached Quetta. 
The routes are Quetta from linked with Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Multan, Kotri, Sukkur, Sibi, Bahawalpur, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Wazirabad, Jhelum, Khanewal, Dalbadin, Taftan, Bostan, Chaman, and Nowshera.
Train services from Quetta
|Train Name||Train Code||Stations|
|Bolan Mail||3 UP, 4 DN||Quetta, Machh, Sibi, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Larkana, Dadu, Sehwan Sharif, Kotri, Karachi|
|Jaffar Express||39 UP, 40 DN||Quetta, Sibi, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Multan, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jhelum, Rawalpindi|
|Zahedan Mixed Passenger||403 UP, 404 DN||Quetta, Spezand, Nushki, Ahmedwal, Dalbadin, Naukundi, Koh-i-Taftan, Mirjawa, Zahedan|
|Quetta Express||23 UP, 24 DN||Quetta, Kolpur, Mach, Ab-i-Gum, Sibi Jn, Bakhtiarabad Domki, Dera Murad Jamali, Dera Allah Yar, Jacobabad Jn, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Rohri Jn, Pano Aqil, Ghotki, Mirpur Mathelo, Sadikabad, Rahim Yarkhan, Khanpur, Dera Nawab Sahib, Bahawalpur, Khanewal Jn., Shorkot Cantt Jn, Faisalabad, Lahore Jn|
|Chaman Mixed||349UP, 350DN||Quetta, Bostan, Yaru, Gulistan, Qilla Abdullah, Shelabagh, Sanzala, Chaman|