Khanewal–Wazirabad Branch Line

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Khanewal–Wazirabad Branch Line
Native nameخانیوال-وزیرآباد فرعی ریلوے خط
OwnerPakistan Railways
Operator(s)Pakistan Railways
Opened17 December 1899 (1899-12-17)
Line length325 km (202 mi)
Operating speed105 km/h (65 mph) (Current)
160 km/h (99 mph) (Proposed Upgrade)[1]

Khanewal–Wazirabad Branch Line (Urdu: خانیوال-وزیرآباد فرعی ریلوے خط) is one of several branch lines in Pakistan, operated and maintained by Pakistan Railways. The line begins from Khanewal Junction station and ends at Wazirabad Junction station. The total length of this railway line is 325 kilometers (202 mi). There are 31 railway stations from Khanewal Junction to Wazirabad Junction. The line is important that it connects Faisalabad with other parts of the country by rail.

The Khanewal–Wazirabad Branch Line was originally named the Wazirabad–Multan Railway under the North Western State Railway. A survey for a railway line began in 1892.[2] The Wazirabad–Lyallpur began construction in 1894 and opened in 1896. The Lyallpur–Multan section began construction the following year and opened in 1899.[3]


The railway stations on this railway line are:


  1. ^ Pakistan Railways: A Performance Analysis - Citizens' Periodic Reports on the Performance of State Institutions (PDF). Islamabad: PILDAT. December 2015. p. 21. ISBN 978-969-558-589-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 24, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  2. ^ India List and India Office List, 1905. p. 479 (pdf page 442). Retrieved 18 May 2016 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ India List and India Office List, 1905. p. 499 (pdf page 462). Retrieved 18 May 2016 – via Google Books.