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Karachi City railway station

Karachi City Station
کراچی شہر اسٹیشن
ڪراچي شهر اسٽيشن
Location1622 I. I. Chundrigar Road
Karachi, Sindh 74000
Pakistan
Coordinates24°50′54″N 67°00′23″E / 24.8482°N 67.0064°E / 24.8482; 67.0064
Owned byPakistan Railways
Line(s)Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line
Karachi Circular Railway
Platforms4
Tracks4
ConnectionsLocal Transit UTS-12
Construction
Structure typeStandard
Platform levels1
Other information
Station codeKYC[1]
History
OpenedMay 3rd, 1864
Previous namesMcLeod 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 railway station is located in Pakistan
Karachi City railway station
Karachi City railway station
Karachi City railway station (Pakistan)

Karachi City Station (Urdu: کراچی شہر اسٹیشن ‎, Sindhi: ڪراچي شهر اسٽيشن) (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

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

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

Trains that originate from Karachi City Station are as follows:

Train Number Train Name Destination Time
11 UP HAZARA EXPRESS HAVELIAN 05:50
151 UP SHAH LATIF EXPRESS MIRPUR KHAS 07:00
149 UP MEHRAN EXPRESS MIRPUR KHAS 15:55
25 UP BAHAUDIN ZAKRIYA EXPRESS MULTAN CANTT 17:30
03 UP BOLAN MAIL EXPRESS QUETTA 18:00
37 UP FAREED EXPRESS LAHORE 19:30
19 UP KHUSHAL KHAN KHATTAK EXPRESS PESHAWAR CANTT 20:00
145 UP SUKKER EXPRESS JACOBABAD 22:15


References

  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.