Golra Sharif Junction railway station

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Golra Sharif Junction Station

گولڑہ شریف جنکشن اسٹیشن
Golra Railway Station 2.JPG
Golra Sharif Junction Station
General information
LocationGolra Road, Islamabad 44000
Coordinates33°40′14″N 72°56′52″E / 33.6706°N 72.9477°E / 33.6706; 72.9477Coordinates: 33°40′14″N 72°56′52″E / 33.6706°N 72.9477°E / 33.6706; 72.9477
Elevation1,994 ft (608 m) above MSL
Owned byMinistry of Railways
Line(s)Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line
Khushalgarh–Kohat–Thal Railway
Other information
Station codeGLRS / GOL
Opened1881; 142 years ago (1881)[1]
Previous namesGreat Indian Peninsula Railway
Preceding station Pakistan Railways Following station
towards Kiamari
Karachi–Peshawar Line Sangjani
Terminus Khushalgarh–Kohat–Thal Railway Kutbal
towards Thal
Golra Sharif Junction Station is located in Pakistan
Golra Sharif Junction Station
Golra Sharif Junction Station
Location within Pakistan

Golra Sharif Junction Railway Station (Urdu and Punjabi: گولڑہ شریف جنکشن ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located on Golra road in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is part of Pakistan Railways. The Golra Sharif Railway Museum is located at this station.

Golra Railway Station in 2009

The station lies on the main line of the Pakistan Railways, which connects the rest of the country in the south and Peshawar in the north. More than 20 trains pass through this station every day. It is situated southwest of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, at the altitude of 1994 feet. The building has Victorian architecture and comprises five hall-like rooms constructed in yellow stone masonry. The station originally linked Peshawar, Kohat, Havelian, and Multan. It now enjoys more importance due to the presence of its museum.[2]


The station was established in 1882 and upgraded to a railroad junction in 1912. It was part of the British logistics artery during the Afghan military campaigns at the turn of the twentieth century. It has since become part of an important trade route which runs into Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Hassan, Shiraz (26 January 2015). "Century-old Golra Railway station now a site for museum goers". Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. ^ Rail Tourism Archived 2012-09-07 at archive.today Publisher: Pakistan Railway Advisory & Consultancy Services; retrieved April 21, 2012