Lahore Junction Station Entrance
Lahore, Punjab 54000
|Owned by||Ministry of Railways|
|Line(s)|| Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line |
Lahore–Wagah Branch Line
Lahore Junction railway station (Urdu, Punjabi : لاہور جنکشن ریلوے اسٹیشن) is the main railway station in Lahore, Pakistan. Construction commenced shortly after the 1857 War of Independence against British rule, and so was built in the style of a medieval castle with thick walls, turrets, and holes to direct gun and cannon fire for defence of the structure. The station is now owned by Pakistan Railways, and also serves as its headquarters.
The station was built during the colonial era, and was built just outside the Walled City at the intersection of Empress Road, Allama Iqbal Road and Circular Road. Lahore Junction station was constructed by Mian Mohammad Sultan Chughtai, a former official of the Mughal Empire, between 1859-1860.
The station served as the headquarters for the Punjab Railway and later would serve as the northern terminus of the Scinde, Punjab & Delhi Railway, which connected the port city of Karachi to Lahore. It was built in the style of a medieval castle to ward off any potential future uprisings, as seen in the 1857 War of Independence, with thick walls, turrets, and holes to direct gun and cannon fire for defense of the structure.
The station is a legacy of the extensive railway network established during the British Raj, and reflects the British contribution to the region's infrastructure. The station was severely affected during the riots which followed the Partition of the British Indian Empire and the independence of Pakistan in 1947. Similar to the contemporaneous situation of Muslims fleeing Delhi and Amritsar, Lahore's Hindus and Sikhs were sometimes attacked at Lahore's train station.
Lahore Junction Station is equipped with all basic facilities such as ticketing services, restrooms, waiting areas, and international fast food chains. The station has current and advance reservation offices for Pakistan Railways, as well as freight and parcel facilities. Retail shops are found mainly on platforms 1 and 2, including restaurants such as Pizza Hut and McDonald's, in addition to restaurants offering Pakistani cuisine.
The following trains originate/stop/terminate at Lahore Junction station:
|Sr.||Train Code||Train Name||Origin||Destination|
|01.||1 UP||KHYBER MAIL EXPRESS||KARACHI CANTT||PESHAWAR CANTT|
|02.||2 DN||KHYBER MAIL EXPRESS||PESHAWAR CANTT||KARACHI CANTT|
|03.||5 UP||GREEN LINE EXPRESS||KARACHI CANTT||ISLAMABAD|
|04.||6 DN||GREEN LINE EXPRESS||ISLAMABAD||KARACHI CANTT|
|05.||7 UP||TEZGAM EXPRESS||KARACHI CANTT||RAWALPINDI|
|06.||8 DN||TEZGAM EXPRESS||RAWALPINDI||KARACHI CANTT|
|07.||9 UP||ALLAMA IQBAL EXPRESS||KARACHI CANTT||SIALKOT|
|08.||10 DN||ALLAMA IQBAL EXPRESS||SIALKOT||KARACHI CANTT|
|09.||13 UP||AWAM EXPRESS||KARACHI CANTT||PESHAWAR CANTT|
|10.||14 DN||AWAM EXPRESS||PESHAWAR CANTT||KARACHI CANTT|
|11.||15 UP||KARACHI EXPRESS||KARACHI CANTT||TERMINUS|
|12.||16 DN||KARACHI EXPRESS||TERMINUS||KARACHI CANTT|
|13.||23 UP||AKBAR EXPRESS||QUETTA||TERMINUS|
|14.||24 DN||AKBAR EXPRESS||TERMINUS||QUETTA|
|15.||27 UP||SHALIMAR EXPRESS||KARACHI CANTT||TERMINUS|
|16.||28 DN||SHALIMAR EXPRESS||TERMINUS||KARACHI CANTT|
|17.||31 UP||JINNAH EXPRESS||KARACHI CANTT||TERMINUS|
|18.||32 DN||JINNAH EXPRESS||TERMINUS||KARACHI CANTT|
|19.||33 UP||PAK BUSINESS EXPRESS||KARACHI CANTT||TERMINUS|
|20.||34 DN||PAK BUSINESS EXPRESS||TERMINUS||KARACHI CANTT|
|21.||37 UP||FAREED EXPRESS||KARACHI CITY||TERMINUS|
|22.||38 DN||FAREED EXPRESS||TERMINUS||KARACHI CITY|
|23.||39 UP||JAFFER EXPRESS||QUETTA||PESHAWAR CANTT|
|24.||40 DN||JAFFER EXPRESS||PESHAWAR CANTT||QUETTA|
|25.||41 UP||KARAKORUM EXPRESS||KARACHI CANTT||TERMINUS|
|26.||42 DN||KARAKORUM EXPRESS||TERMINUS||KARACHI CANTT|
|27.||43 UP||SHAH HUSSAIN EXPRESS||KARACHI CANTT||TERMINUS|
|28.||44 DN||SHAH HUSSAIN EXPRESS||TERMINUS||KARACHI CANTT|
|29.||101 UP||SUBAK RAFTAR EXPRESS||TERMINUS||RAWALPINDI|
|30.||102 DN||SUBAK RAFTAR EXPRESS||RAWALPINDI||TERMINUS|
|31.||103 UP||SUBAK KHARAM EXPRESS||TERMINUS||RAWALPINDI|
|32.||104 DN||SUBAK KHARAM EXPRESS||RAWALPINDI||TERMINUS|
|33.||105 UP||RAWAL EXPRESS||TERMINUS||RAWALPINDI|
|34.||106 DN||RAWAL EXPRESS||RAWALPINDI||TERMINUS|
|35.||107 UP||ISLAMABAD EXPRESS||TERMINUS||RAWALPINDI|
|36.||108 DN||ISLAMABAD EXPRESS||ISLAMABAD||TERMINUS|
|37.||111 UP||BADAR EXPRESS||FAISALABAD||TERMINUS|
|38.||112 DN||BADAR EXPRESS||TERMINUS||FAISALABAD|
|39.||113 UP||GHOURI EXPRESS||FAISALABAD||TERMINUS|
|40.||114 DN||GHOURI EXPRESS||TERMINUS||FAISALABAD|
|41.||115 UP||MUSA PAK EXPRESS||MULTAN||TERMINUS|
|42.||116 DN||MUSA PAK EXPRESS||TERMINUS||MULTAN|
|43.||117 UP||MULTAN EXPRESS||MULTAN||TERMINUS|
|44.||118 DN||MULTAN EXPRESS||TERMINUS||MULTAN|
|45.||119 UP||FAISAL EXPRESS||FAISALABAD||TERMINUS|
|46.||120 DN||FAISAL EXPRESS||TERMINUS||FAISALABAD|
|47.||121 UP||RAVI EXPRESS||SHORKOT CANTT||TERMINUS|
|48.||122 DN||RAVI EXPRESS||TERMINUS||SHORKOT CANTT|
|49.||123 UP||SARGODHA EXPRESS||SARGODHA||TERMINUS|
|50.||124 DN||SARGODHA EXPRESS||TERMINUS||SARGODHA|
|51.||125 UP||LASANI EXPRESS||TERMINUS||SIALKOT|
|52.||126 DN||LASANI EXPRESS||SIALKOT||TERMINUS|
|53.||147 UP||MIANWALI EXPRESS||MARI INDUS||TERMINUS|
|54.||148 DN||MIANWALI EXPRESS||TERMINUS||MARI INDUS|
|55.||205 UP||BABU PASSENGER||TERMINUS||WAZIRABAD|
|56.||206 DN||BABU PASSENGER||WAZIRABAD||TERMINUS|
|57.||207 UP||WARIS SHAH PASSENGER||SHORKOT CANTT||TERMINUS|
|58.||208 DN||WARIS SHAH PASSENGER||TERMINUS||SHORKOT CANTT|
|59.||209 UP||FAIZ AHMED FAIZ PASSENGER||TERMINUS||NAROWAL|
|60.||210 DN||FAIZ AHMED FAIZ PASSENGER||NAROWAL||TERMINUS|
|61.||211 UP||NAROWAL PASSENGER||TERMINUS||NAROWAL|
|62.||212 DN||NAROWAL PASSENGER||NAROWAL||TERMINUS|
|63.||401 UP||SAMJHOTA EXPRESS||ATTARI||TERMINUS|
|64.||402 DN||SAMJHOTA EXPRESS||TERMINUS||ATTARI|
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