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Golra Sharif Junction railway station

Golra Sharif Junction Station
گولڑہ شریف جنکشن اسٹیشن
Golra Railway Station 2.JPG
LocationGolra Road, Islamabad 44000
Pakistan
Coordinates33°40′14″N 72°56′52″E / 33.6706°N 72.9477°E / 33.6706; 72.9477
Elevation1,994 ft (608 m) above MSL
Owned byMinistry of Railways
Line(s)Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line
Khushalgarh–Kohat–Thal Railway
Distance
Other information
Station codeGLRS[2]
History
Opened1881; 137 years ago (1881)[3]
Services
Preceding station   Golra Sharif Junction railway station   Following station
Madina-Tul-Hijjaj   Line
Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line
  Sangjani
Terminus   Line
Khushalgarh–Kohat–Thal Railway
  Kutbal
Location
Golra Sharif Junction railway station is located in Pakistan
Golra Sharif Junction railway station
Golra Sharif Junction railway station
Location within Pakistan

Golra Sharif Junction railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: گولڑہ شریف جنکشن ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located on Golra road in Islamabad, The federal capital of the Pakistan. There is also Golra Sharif Railway Museum at this station.

The station lies on the main line of the Pakistan Railways which connects the rest of the country in the south and Peshawar in the north. More than 20 trains pass through this station every day. It is situated southwest of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, at the altitude of 1994 feet. Its magnificent building has Victorian architecture and composed of yellow stone masonry comprises five hall-like rooms. The station that once linked Peshawar, Kohat, Havelian and Multan now enjoys more importance due to its museum.[4] The station was established in 1882 and upgraded as a junction in 1912. It was the logistics artery of the British during the Afghan military campaigns at the turn of the twentieth century. It has since become an important trade route which protrudes into Afghanistan through the famous Khyber Pass.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Pakistan Railways Time & Fare Table 2015 (PDF) (in English and Urdu) (October 2015 ed.). Pakistan: National Book Foundation. pp. 74, 76. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ Official Web Site of Pakistan Railways
  3. ^ Hassan, Shiraz (26 January 2015). "Century-old Golra Railway station now a site for museum goers". Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  4. ^ Rail Tourism Publisher: Pakistan Railway Advisory & Consultancy Services, Retrieved on April 21, 2012

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