Rawalpindi railway station

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Rawalpindi Station
راولپنڈی اسٹیشن
Rawalpindi railway station 4.JPG
Rawalpindi railway station - main entrance
LocationStation Road,
Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000
Coordinates33°36′13″N 73°02′54″E / 33.6036°N 73.0483°E / 33.6036; 73.0483Coordinates: 33°36′13″N 73°02′54″E / 33.6036°N 73.0483°E / 33.6036; 73.0483
Owned byMinistry of Railways
Line(s)Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line
Platforms5
ConnectionsBus stand, Bus stop, Taxicab stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard (On Ground Station)
Platform levels2
Other information
Station codeRWP[1]
History
Opened1881
Services
Preceding station   Rawalpindi railway station   Following station
Chaklala   Line
Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line
  Nur
Location
Rawalpindi Station راولپنڈی اسٹیشن is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Rawalpindi Station راولپنڈی اسٹیشن
Rawalpindi Station
راولپنڈی اسٹیشن
Location within Punjab, Pakistan
Rawalpindi Station راولپنڈی اسٹیشن is located in Pakistan
Rawalpindi Station راولپنڈی اسٹیشن
Rawalpindi Station
راولپنڈی اسٹیشن
Rawalpindi Station
راولپنڈی اسٹیشن (Pakistan)

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.

History[edit]

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".[2] 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.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Services[edit]

Trains that stop at Rawalpindi Station are as follows:[4]

Preceding station   Pakistan Railways   Following station
Awam Express
toward Karachi City
Hazara Express
toward Havelian
Islamabad Express
Terminus
toward Quetta
Jaffar Express
Khyber Mail
Margalla ExpressTerminus
Mehr ExpressTerminus
Terminus
Rawal ExpressTerminus
Pakistan ExpressTerminus
Subak Raftar ExpressTerminus
Subak Kharam ExpressTerminus
TezgamTerminus

Connections[edit]

The nearest Saddar Metrobus Station, part of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metrobus corridor is 20 mins (1.5 km) walk away.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Web Site of Pakistan Railways Archived 24 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Google Books "Engines of Change: The Railroads that Made India" by Ian J. Kerr, page 84 Retrieved on 12 Jul 2016
  3. ^ “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 27 Apr 2016
  4. ^ "Trains from Rawalpindi". Pakrail.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010.

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