Quetta railway station

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Quetta Railway Station

کوئٹہ ریلوے اسٹیشن
Quetta Railway Station - 40311.jpg
Quetta Railway Station - Front view
General information
Location526 Zarghun Road
Quetta, Balochistan 87300
Coordinates30°11′29″N 67°00′03″E / 30.1915°N 67.0009°E / 30.1915; 67.0009Coordinates: 30°11′29″N 67°00′03″E / 30.1915°N 67.0009°E / 30.1915; 67.0009
Owned byMinistry of Railways
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingCar parking Available
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
AccessibleDisabled access Available
Other information
Station codeQTA
Opened1887; 136 years ago (1887)
Preceding station Pakistan Railways Following station
Sar-I-Ab Rohri–Chaman Line Sheikh Mandah
towards Chaman
Terminus Quetta–Taftan Line Sar-I-Ab
towards Zahedan
Computerized Ticketing Counters Luggage Checking System Parking Disabled Access Food Plaza Kiosks WC Taxi Stand Public Transportation Metro interchange
Quetta Railway Station is located in Balochistan, Pakistan
Quetta Railway Station
Quetta Railway Station
Location within Balochistan, Pakistan
Quetta Railway Station is located in Pakistan
Quetta Railway Station
Quetta Railway Station
Quetta Railway Station (Pakistan)

Quetta Railway Station (Urdu: کوئٹہ اسٹیشن, Balochi: کوئٹہ اسٹیشن) is the main railway station of Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan and serves as a major station on the Rohri-Chaman Railway Line and the eastern terminus of the Quetta-Taftan Railway Line.[1][2]


Quetta was always considered a strategic city during the British Raj. The station was built during construction of the strategic line constructed by the Scinde, Punjab & Delhi Railway. Construction began in 1881 and opened to the public in 1887, which by then was part of the North Western State Railway. Quetta was always considered as an important strategic destination as Britain feared that the Russian Empire might advance from Afghanistan into Quetta, thereby threatening its rule in South Asia.In 1857, when the idea was suggested by William Andrew (Chairman of Scinde, Punjab & Delhi Railway) that a railway line be constructed through the Bolan Pass. On 18 September 1879 work begun on laying the railway tracks and after four months, the first 215 kilometres of line from Ruk to Sibi was completed and become operational in January 1881. Beyond Sibi, the terrain was very difficult. After immense difficulties and harsh weather conditions, the line reached Quetta in March 1887.

Train routes[edit]

The following trains stop/terminate/originate from Quetta station:

Preceding station Pakistan Railways Following station
Terminus Akbar Express Kolpur
towards Karachi City
Bolan Mail Terminus
Terminus Chaman Mixed Sheikh Mandah
towards Chaman
Jaffar Express Kolpur

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Documentary on Quetta Railway Station". www.radio.gov.pk.
  2. ^ "کوئٹہ کا ریلوے اسٹیشن ویران: مسافر، قلی اور ٹیکسی ڈرائیور سب پریشان" – via VOA Urdu.