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Lahore Junction railway station

Lahore Junction railway station
Front view of the station
Lahore Station is located in Lahore
Lahore Station
Lahore Station
Location of Lahore Station within Lahore
Coordinates
Owned by Ministry of Railways
Line(s) Karachi–Peshawar Main Line
Platforms 11
Tracks 11
Connections Bus stand, Bus shelter, Taxicab stand
Construction
Structure type Standard (On Ground Station)
Other information
Station code LHR[1]
History
Previous names Great Indian Peninsular Railway

The Lahore Junction railway station (Urdu: لاہور جنکشن ریلوے اسٹیشن ‎), (Punjabi: لہور جنکشن ریلوے اسٹیشن ) is the main Pakistan Railways terminus serving Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Built during the British Raj between 1859-1860 at the cost of half a million Rupees (approximately $30 million in 2015 US Dollars). Located in the heart of the city, it is the busiest railway station in the country, as well as the location for the headquarters of Pakistan Railways. Constructed in the typical grand architectural style of the British Raj period, it is a lasting legacy of the extensive railway network established by the British and their contribution to the infrastructure of the region.

The station has a total of eleven platforms. Platform Number One is noteworthy as the destination of the Samjhauta Express train service between India and Pakistan.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Facilities 2
  • Train services from Lahore Jn 3
  • Gallery 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Lahore Junction railway station was commissioned by the British Government and construction was contracted to Mian Mohammad Sultan Chughtai, a formal prince of the Royal Mughal Empire. The front portion was disliked by the government (as seen in older photographs) and was subsequently rebuilt by Sultan Mohammad.

It was the western terminus of the crucial LahoreGhaziabad rail line which facilitated the vital connection of the furthest reaches of the Punjab to the capital of the British Raj; New Delhi. This allowed for the movement of people, goods, and revenue within, to and from the fertile and heavily-populated region.

The station was severely affected during the riots which followed the Partition of the British Indian Empire and the creation of Pakistan in 1947. Similar to the contemporaneous situation with migrating Muslims from Delhi; Lahore's Hindus and Sikhs migrating to India were frequently attacked and killed in large numbers. Many considered the station unsafe and opted to make the journey on foot.

Facilities

The Lahore Junction railway station has all the amenities of like-sized railway stations. Food and drink stalls and book shops are found on every platform. The franchises of American fast food chains McDonald's and Pizza Hut are located on platform number two.

Train services from Lahore Jn

Train Name Train Code Stations
Allama Iqbal Express 9 UP, 10 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Nawabshah, Mehrabpur, Rohri Jn, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Bahawalpur, Jehanian, Khanewal Jn, Sahiwal, Okara Cantt, Pattoki, Kot Radha Kishen, Raiwind Jn, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore Jn, Shahdara Bagh, Narang, Baddomalhi, Narowal, Pasrur, Chawinda, Sialkot
Awam Express 13 UP, 14 DN Karachi Cantt, Landhi, Jungshahi, Jhimpir, Kotri Jn, Hyderabad Jn, Tando Adam, Shahdadpur, Nawabshah, Pad Idan, Bhiria Road, Mehrabpur, Setharja, Ranipur, Gambat, Khairpur, Rohri Jn, Pano Akil, Ghotki, Mirpur Mathelo, Daharki, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Liaquatpur, Dera Nawab Sahib, Samasata Jn, Bahawalpur, Shujabad, Multan Cantt, Khanewal Jn, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Okara Cantt, Pattoki, Kot Radha Kishan, Raiwand Jn, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Wazirabad Jn, Gujrat, Lala Musa Jn, Kharian Cantt, Jhelum, Gujar Khan, Chak Lala, Rawalpindi, Taxila Jn, Hasan Abdal, Attock Jn, Jhangira Road, Nowshera Jn, Peshawar City, Peshawar Cantt
Badar Express 111 UP, 112 DN Lahore Jn, Qila Sheikhupura Jn, Safdarabad, Sangla Hill Jn, Faisalabad, Gojra, Toba Tek Singh, Shorkot Cantt Jn
Fareed Express 37 UP, 38 DN Karachi City, Karachi Cantt, Landhi, Kotri Jn, Hyderabad Jn, Tando Adam, Rohri Jn, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Liaqatpur, Samasata, Bahawalpur, Lodhran Jn, Mailsi, Vehari, Arifwala, Pakpattan, Kasur, Raiwind Jn, Kot Lakhpat, Walton, Lahore Cantt, Lahore Jn
Ghouri Express 113 UP, 114 DN Lahore Jn, Qila Sheikhupura Jn, Sangla Hill Jn, Faisalabad
Jaffar Express 39 UP, 40 DN Quetta, Kolpur, Mach, Aab-e-gum, Sibi Jn, Bukhtiarabad Domki, Dera Murad Jamali, Dera Allah Yar, Jacobabad Jn, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Rohri Jn, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan Cantt, Khanewal Jn, Sahiwal, Okara Cantt, Raiwind Jn, Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Wazirabad Jn, Gujrat, Lalamusa Jn, Jhelum, Rawalpindi
Karachi Express 15 UP, 16 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Rohri Jn, Bahawalpur, Multan Cantt, Sahiwal, Raiwind Jn, Lahore Jn
Karakoram Express 41 UP, 42 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Nawabshah, Rohri Jn, Khanewal Jn, Faisalabad, Lahore Jn
Khyber Mail 1 UP, 2 DN Karachi Cantt, Landhi, Hyderabad Jn, Nawabshah, Khairpur, Rohri Jn, Pano Akil, Ghotki, Mirpur Mathelo, Daharki, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan. Khanpur, Liaquatpur, Dera Nawab Sahib, Samasata Jn, Bahawalpur, Lodhran Jn, Shujabad, Multan Cantt, Khanewal Jn, Mian Channun, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Okara Cantt, Pattoki, Raiwind Jn, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Wazirabad Jn, Gujrat, Lala Musa Jn, Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Attock city Jn, Jhangira Road, Nowshera, Peshawar City, Peshawar Cantt
Lasani Express 125 UP, 126 DN Lahore Jn, Shahdra Bagh Jn, Kala Khatai, Narang, Mehta Suja, Baddomalhi, Raya Khas, Narowal, Domala, Alipur Sayadan Sharif, Qila Sobha Singh, Pasrur, Chawinda, Alhar, Gunna Kalan, Sialkot Jn
Night Coach Express 43 UP, 44 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Nawabshah, Rohri Jn, Bahawalpur, Multan Cantt, Faisalabad, Lahore Jn
Pak Business Express Karachi Cantt, Rohri Jn, Khanewal Jn, Lahore Jn
Quetta Express 23 UP, 24 DN Quetta, Kolpur, Mach, Aab-e-gum, Sibi Jn, Bakhtiarabad Domki, Dera Murad Jamali, Dera Allah Yar, Jacobabad Jn, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Rohri Jn, Pano Akil, Ghotki, Mirpur Mathelo, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Dera Nawab Sahib, Bahawalpur, Khanewal Jn, Shorkot Cantt Jn, Faisalabad, Lahore Jn
Rawal Express 105 UP, 106 DN Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Jhelum, Rawalpindi
Samjhauta Express International Lahore Jn, Pakistan and Delhi, India
Shalimar Express 27 UP, 28 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Mehrabpur Jn, Rohri Jn, Rahim Yar Khan, Bhawalpur, Multan Cantt, Faisalabad, Lahore Jn
Subak Kharam Express 103 UP, 104 DN Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Wazirabad Jn, Gujrat, Lalamusa Jn, Jhelum, Chaklala, Rawalpindi
Subak Raftar Express 101 UP, 102 DN Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Wazirabad Jn, Gujrat, Lalamusa Jn, Jhelum, Chaklala, Rawalpindi
Tezgam 7 UP, 8 DN Karachi Cantt, Hyderabad Jn, Tando Adam, Nawabshah, Khairpur, Rohri Jn, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Bhawalpur, Multan Cantt, Khanewal Jn, Mian Channu, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Okara Cantt, Pattoki, Kot Radha Kishan, Raiwind Jn, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore Jn, Gujranwala, Lalamusa Jn, Jhelum, Rawalpindi

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Official Web Site of Pakistan Railways

External links

  • Pakistan Railways official site
  • A short history of Lahore railway station
Preceding station   Lahore Junction railway station   Following station
Lahore Cantt.   Line
Karachi–Peshawar Main Line
  Badami Bagh
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