Faisalabad railway station
Faisalabad railway station
فیصل آباد ریلوے سٹیشن
|Location||Rajbah Road |
Faisalabad City, Faisalabad
|Coordinates||31°25′02″N 73°05′48″E / 31.41722°N 73.09667°ECoordinates: 31°25′02″N 73°05′48″E / 31.41722°N 73.09667°E|
|Owned by||Government of Pakistan|
|Operated by||Ministry of Railways|
|Line(s)||Khanewal-Wazirabad Branch Line|
|Connections||Bus stand, taxicab stand|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Parking||Paid Parking Available|
|Bicycle facilities||Paid Parking Available|
|Previous names||Lyallpur Railway Station|
|Passengers 0.5 million|
Faisalabad Railway Station (Urdu: فيصل آباد ریلوے اسٹیشن, Punjabi: فيصل آباد ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Faisalabad city (formerly Lyallpur), Punjab province of Pakistan on the Khanewal-Wazirabad Branch Line. The station serves as the main train line hub for Faisalabad and grants rail access to Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Quetta, and Peshawar via direct routes. The Assistant Operation Officer (AOO), of the Faisalabad region of Pakistan Railways is the highest ranking officer at the station. The administrative office is located in the station building.
Faisalabad Railway Station was founded during the British Raj in India in 1896.
There was railway line between Jaranwala and Faisalabad pre-1926. The Jaranwala-Lyallpur Branch Line railway stations and railway track land still existed.
The Faisalabad railway station has all the basic facilities, including a parking lot; current- and advance-reservation offices for ticket purchases; food, drink, and book stalls on the platforms; and cargo and parcel services.
Booking and Ticketing
The booking and ticketing area lies in the northern building of the railway station. There are separate counters for premium classes and 2nd class. All these counters provide computerized ticketing.
Waiting halls are also located in the northern building of railway station complex. A common waiting area serves all 2nd class passengers, and a separate air conditioned waiting hall exists for premium class passengers.
Faisalabad Railway Station also provides facilities to the people to book non industrial cargo at the station. This facility includes cargo booking and delivery, and is situated in the northwest building of the railway station complex. There are many small cargo vendors located in close proximity to the station. Cargo dispatchers offer services all across Pakistan and fast links to Port Qasim, Karachi.
The admin offices that include management offices for Faisalabad railway station and Faisalabad railway region, railway police and security, station master and other administrative services lie in the southern building of the railway station.
Faisalabad railway station serves the passenger trains through five platforms. Two additional platforms are exclusively for maintenance and services of locomotives and bogies.
- List of railway stations in Pakistan
- Jaranwala-Lyallpur Branch Line
- Pakistan Railways
- Faisalabad International Airport
- Punjab (Pakistan)
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