Margalla railway station

Coordinates: 33°39′49″N 73°02′53″E / 33.663653°N 73.048182°E / 33.663653; 73.048182
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Margalla Railway Station

مارگلہ ریلوے سٹیشن
Inauguration plaque of Islamabad railway line fixed on the building of Margalla railway station in Islamabad. The railway line had been inaugurated by Pakistan's then railway minister Major General Jamal Said Mian (HIM) on 21 November 1979. Photo by Arman Afsar
General information
LocationKhayaban-i-Jauhar, Sector H-9,
Islamabad, Capital Territory. 44000
Coordinates33°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
StatusOperational Functional
Station codeMGLA
Fare zonePakistan Railways Rawalpindi Zone
Opened21 November 1979
Rebuilt13 May 2009 (reopened)
Previous namesMargalla Railway Station (1979-2009) • Islamabad Railway Station (2009-not known)
Preceding station Pakistan Railways Following station
Nur (Rawalpindi)
Islamabad–Muzaffarabad Branch Line Terminus
Margalla Railway Station is located in Pakistan
Margalla Railway Station
Margalla Railway Station
Location within Pakistan

Margalla Railway Station (Urdu: مارگلہ ریلوے اسٹیشن) (formerly Islamabad Railway Station) is located between Khayaban-i-Jauhar (Sector H-9) and Service Road North (Sector I-9) in Islamabad, Capital Territory, Pakistan. The entrance to the station is from Khayaban-i-Jauhar side.[1]


The station was established and inaugurated on 21 November 1979 by Minister for Railways Major General Jamal Said Mian. A rail shuttle was started between Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The shuttle was suspended within a year due to financial loss and the station was 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] Later, the railway station's name was once again reverted to Margalla railway station.

On 15 May 2015, a new express train named Green Line Express was launched at the station, linking Islamabad to Karachi.[5] At present, two trains depart from Margalla railway station which are Green Line Express and Islamabad Express.


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.

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