Green Line Express

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Green Line Express
Service typeInter-city rail
First service2015
Current operator(s)Pakistan Railways
TerminiKarachi Cantonment
Distance travelled1,521 kilometres (945 mi)
Average journey time21 hours
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)5UP (Karachi→Islamabad)
6DN (Islamabad→Karachi)
On-board services
AC Standard
AC Business
AC Parlour
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesYes
Entertainment facilitiesYes
Baggage facilitiesYes
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speedMax: 105 km/h (65 mph)
Avg: 72 km/h (45 mph)
Track owner(s)Pakistan Railways

The Green Line Express (Urdu: سبز ایکسپریس) is a passenger train operated daily by Pakistan Railways between Karachi and Islamabad.[1] It is the flagship rail of the organization and has the highest passage priority.[2] The train takes approximately 23 hours to cover a published distance of 1,521 kilometres (945 mi), traveling along a stretch of the Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line. It was inaugurated by Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on 15 May 2015 at Islamabad railway station.[3]


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The train has 2 parlor cars, 5 AC Business coaches, 6 AC standard coaches, and four to five economy coaches.[4]


In the wake of the 2022 Pakistan Floods, the train's operations has been suspended since 27 August 2022,[5] With the floodwater receding and rehabilitation of effected train tracks completing, Pakistan Railway announced to resume Green Line's operations in December 2022.[4]


On 28 November 2022, 46 high-speed coaches were delivered to Pakistan Railways by China Railway Construction Corporation as per the agreement signed in 2021. After testing, these modern coaches will be employed first in the Green Line Express.[6]


Green Line Express was re-inaugurated by Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif on 27 January 2023 [7]


  1. ^ IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names Author: Owais Mughal, Retrieved on 1 July 2013
  2. ^ "Pakistan Railways re-launches e-tickets for online booking". The Express Tribune. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  3. ^ Nawaz Sharif lauds Saad Rafique at Greenline Train inauguration, Published in Dawn News on 16 May 2015. Retrieved on 5 August 2015
  4. ^ a b "Railways all set to operate Green Line Train in December". Associated Press of Pakistan. 29 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Railway operations partially suspended". The Express Tribune. 27 August 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  6. ^ Hasan, Shazia; Hasnain, Khalid (28 November 2022). "Railway gets 46 modern coaches from China". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
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