Rawalpindi railway station
Rawalpindi railway station - main entrance
Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000
|Owned by||Ministry of Railways|
|Line(s)||Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line|
|Connections||Bus stand, Bus stop, Taxicab stand|
|Structure type||Standard (On Ground Station)|
Rawalpindi railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: راولپنڈی ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Saddar area of Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. It is one of several major stops on the Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line. The nearest Saddar Metrobus Station, part of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metrobus is 20 minutes (1.5 km) walk away.
Rawalpindi station was opened in 1881, during construction of the Punjab Northern State Railway which began in 1870. The route was first surveyed in 1857, and aimed to connect Lahore with Peshawar via Rawalpindi. Years of political and military debate followed as described under the "Lahore & Peshawar Railway". Along with several other railways, the Punjab Northern State Railway was merged with the Scinde, Punjab & Delhi Railway in 1886 to form the North Western State Railway.
Trains that stop at Rawalpindi Station are as follows:
|Preceding station||Pakistan Railways||Following station|
toward Karachi City
toward Multan Cantonment
|Subak Raftar Express||Terminus|
|Subak Kharam Express||Terminus|
The nearest Saddar Metrobus Station, part of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metrobus corridor is 20 mins (1.5 km) walk away.
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