Karachi City railway station

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Karachi City
کراچی شہر
Karachi City railway station 02.jpg
Location 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
Owned by Pakistan Railways
Line(s) Karachi–Peshawar Main Line
Platforms 4
Tracks 4
Connections Bus stand, Taxicab stand
Construction
Structure type Standard (On Ground Station)
Other information
Station code KYC[1]
History
Previous names Great Indian Peninsula Railway
Services
Preceding station   Karachi City railway station   Following station
Kiamari   Line
Karachi–Peshawar Main Line
  Karachi Cantt.
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 the lack of space, most of the passenger trains and traffic have been moved to Karachi Cantt railway station.

History[edit]

It was around 1855 when the commissioner of Sindh, Bartle Frere, suggested that the government should construct a railway line between the Harbour of Karachi and Korti. Eventually, after several surveys, the construction of a railway line from the Port of Karachi was begun. Later, on May 3, 1864, public transportation between Karachi and Kotri began 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[edit]

Train Name Train Code Stations[3]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Web Site of Pakistan Railways[dead link]
  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. [dead link]