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Islamabad railway station

Islamabad Station

اسلام آباد اسٹیشن
Islamabad Railway Station 1.jpg
Other namesMargalla Railway Station
LocationKhayaban-e-Johar, Sector I-9
Islamabad, Capital Territory. 55000
Pakistan
Coordinates33°39′49″N 73°02′53″E / 33.663653°N 73.048182°E / 33.663653; 73.048182
Owned byMinistry of Railways
Line(s)Islamabad–Muzaffarabad Branch Line
Other information
Station codeMGLA[1]
History
Opened
Previous namesMargalla Station
Services
Preceding station   Islamabad railway station   Following station
Nur   Line
Islamabad–Muzaffarabad Branch Line
  Terminus
Location
Islamabad Station is located in Pakistan
Islamabad Station
Islamabad Station
Location within Pakistan

Islamabad railway station (Urdu: اسلام آباد ریلوے اسٹیشن‎) (formerly Margalla railway station) is located in sector I-9 Islamabad, Capital Territory, Pakistan. The station appears as Margala on the Pakistan Railways website.

History

The station was established in 1979 and a rail shuttle was started between Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The shuttle was suspended within a year due to financial loss and the station closed down. In 1988 freight train services were started from this railway station.[2][3] In May 2009 the station was reopened and renamed as Islamabad station. On May 15, 2015, a new express train named Green Line Express.

Connections

The nearest Khayaban-e-Johar Metrobus Station, part of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metrobus corridor is 17 mins (1.4 km) walk away.

See also

References

  1. ^ Official Web Site of Pakistan Railways
  2. ^ a b c Azam Khan (31 January 2011). "Islamabad Railway Station may be off-track soon - The Express Tribune". Islamabad. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Railway Station in Islamabad inaugurated". The Nation. Retrieved 14 May 2009.

Pakistan Railway starts Green line Train Service

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