Karachi City railway station

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Karachi City Station
کراچی شہر اسٹیشن
Location 1622 I. I. Chundrigar Road
Karachi, Sindh 74000
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 Railway Line
Karachi Circular Railway
Platforms 4
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit UTS-12
Construction
Structure type Standard
Platform levels 1
Other information
Station code KYC[1]
History
Opened May 3rd, 1864
Previous names McLeod Station
Services
Preceding station   Karachi City railway station   Following station
Kiamari   Line
Karachi–Peshawar Line
  Karachi Cantonment
Terminus   Line
Karachi Circular Railway
  Karachi Cantonment
Karachi Port Trust Halt   Line
Karachi Circular Railway
  Terminus
Location
Karachi City railway station is located in Karachi
Karachi City railway station
Karachi City railway station
Location of Karachi City Station

Karachi City Station (Urdu: کراچی شہر اسٹیشن ‎) (formerly McLeod Station) is one of two main Karachi railway terminals. The station is located on I. I. Chundrigar Road, adjacent to Habib Bank Plaza, in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[2] This station is headquarters of the Pakistan Railways Karachi Division. Due to the lack of space, most passenger trains have been moved to Karachi Cantonment Station.

History[edit]

Karachi City station was originally known as McLeod Station, and is the oldest railway station in Pakistan. It served as the southern terminus point of the Scinde Railway, which was established in March 1855. A railway line was to be constructed between Karachi and Kotri and work on the Karachi terminus commenced in April 1858. By 13 May 1861, the station opened to the public. This was the first railway line for public traffic between Karachi and Kotri, a distance of 108 miles (174 km).[3][4][5]

Facilities[edit]

Karachi City Station is equipped with all basic facilities. The station has current and advance reservation offices for Pakistan Railways as well as cargo and parcel facilities. Retail shops are found on platform 1.

Services[edit]

Trains that originate from Karachi City Station are as follow:[6]

Preceding station   Pakistan Railways   Following station
Terminus Bahauddin Zakaria Express
Terminus Bolan Mail
toward Quetta
Terminus Fareed Express
Terminus Hazara Express
toward Havelian
Terminus Khushhal Khan Khattak Express
Terminus Sukkur Express

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Web Site of Pakistan Railways Archived May 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Salman, Peerzada (2010-05-09). "Keeping track of history". Dawn.com. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  3. ^ Grace’s Guide “Scinde Railway” Retrieved on 2 January 2016
  4. ^ H.M. Government “Statute Law Repeals: Nineteenth Report : Draft Statute Law (Repeals) Bill; April 2012"; pages 134-135, paragraphs 3.78-3.83 Retrieved on 2 January 2016
  5. ^ "Money Market and City Intelligence", "The Times", Wednesday, 15 June 1859, #23333, 7a.
  6. ^ "Trains from Karachi". Pakrail.com. Archived from the original on June 7, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-13.