Islamabad railway station

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Islamabad Railway Station

اسلام آباد ریلوے اسٹیشن
Islamabad Railway Station 1.jpg
General information
Other namesMargalla Railway Station
LocationKhayaban-e-Johar, Sector I-9,
Islamabad, Capital Territory. 44000
Coordinates33°39′49″N 73°02′53″E / 33.663653°N 73.048182°E / 33.663653; 73.048182Coordinates: 33°39′49″N 73°02′53″E / 33.663653°N 73.048182°E / 33.663653; 73.048182
Owned byMinistry of Railways
Line(s)Islamabad–Muzaffarabad Branch Line
ConnectionsBus interchangeBus stand, Local Transit Metrobus , Taxicab stand, Autorickshaw
Platform levels1
ParkingCar parking Available
AccessibleDisabled access Available
Other information
Station codeMGLA
Fare zonePakistan Railways Rawalpindi Zone
Opened21 November 1979 by Muhammad Khan Junejo
13 May 2009 by Ghulam Ahmad Bilour
Previous namesMargalla Railway Station
Preceding station Pakistan Railways Following station
Nur (Rawalpindi)
Islamabad–Muzaffarabad Branch Line Terminus
Islamabad Railway Station is located in Pakistan
Islamabad Railway Station
Islamabad Railway Station
Location within Pakistan

Islamabad Railway Station (Urdu: اسلام آباد ریلوے اسٹیشن) (formerly Margalla railway station) is located in sector I-9 in Islamabad, Capital Territory, Pakistan. The station appears as Margala on the Pakistan Railways website.[1]


The station was established in 1979 and inaugurated on 21 November 1979 by Minister for Railways Muhammad Khan Junejo. A rail shuttle was started between Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The shuttle was suspended within a year due to financial loss and the station closed down. In 1988, freight train services were started from this railway station,[2] but the service was suspended after a while. The station was shut for the next 29 years.[3]

As a result of an increase in the population and commercial activities of Islamabad, the station was renovated. It was also renamed to Islamabad railway station. Operations started from 21 April 2009 on trial basis. Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour inaugurated it on 13 May 2009.[3][4]

On 15 May 2015, a new express train named Green Line Express was launched at the station, linking Islamabad to Karachi.[5]


The nearest Khayaban-e-Johar Metrobus Station, part of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metrobus, is 17 mins (1.4 km) walk away.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pakistan Railways". Pakistan Railways. Archived from the original on 1 February 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  2. ^ Azam Khan (31 January 2011). "Islamabad Railway Station may be off-track soon - The Express Tribune". Islamabad. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b Khan, Azam (2011-01-31). "Islamabad Railway Station may be off-track soon". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2022-10-04.
  4. ^ "Railway Station in Islamabad inaugurated". The Nation. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  5. ^ Haider, Irfan (2015-05-15). "Nawaz Sharif lauds Saad Rafique at Greenline Train inauguration". Dawn. Retrieved 2022-10-04.