Landi Kotal railway station

Coordinates: 34°05′36″N 71°08′49″E / 34.093461°N 71.146862°E / 34.093461; 71.146862
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Landi Kotal Railway Station

د لنډي کوتل د اورګاډي اډه
Landi Kotal station in 1939 or 1940, photo by Annemarie Schwarzenbach
General information
LocationTorkham Road
 Pakistan
Coordinates34°05′36″N 71°08′49″E / 34.093461°N 71.146862°E / 34.093461; 71.146862
Owned byMinistry of Railways
Line(s)Khyber Pass Railway
Tracks4
Other information
StatusClosed
Station codeLDKN
History
Opened3 November 1925 (1925-11-03)
Closed2006
Services
Preceding station Pakistan Railways Following station
Sultan Khel Khyber Pass Railway
(defunct)
Torra Tigga
towards Landi Khana
Map
Location
Landi Kotal Railway Station is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Landi Kotal Railway Station
Landi Kotal Railway Station
Location within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Landi Kotal Railway Station (Pashto: د لنډي کوتل د اورګاډي اډه; Urdu: لنڈی کوتل ریلوے اسٹیشن) is a railway station in Landi Kotal, a town in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It lies near the border with the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan. The railway station was built in 1925 during British rule. It was the terminus railway station of Khyber Pass Railway.

History[edit]

The Landi-Kotal railway station was opened in November 1925 alongside the Khyber Pass Railway's newly laid tracks between Jamrud and Landi Kotal.[1] In 1982, regular service to the Landi Kotal railway station was terminated. However, beginning in the 1990s, the station served as the terminus of the Khyber train safari, a tourist train running from Peshawar to Landi Kotal via the Khyber Pass. The route was closed in 2006 due to extensive flooding.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mughal, Owais (September 2006). "Khyber Pass Railway". The Indian Railways Fan Club (IRFCA). Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ Khyber Pass Railway Author: Owais Mughal, Publisher: http://pakistaniat.com , Retrieved on 14 June 2013

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