List of railway lines in Pakistan

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This is a list of Railway lines in Pakistan. The lines and the stations are owned and operated by Pakistan Railways. Rail lines in Pakistan are divided into main lines and branch lines.[1][2][3]

Main lines[edit]

Description Established Length Stations Travel time Gauge
  Karachi–Peshawar Line (Main Line 1) [4] 1881 1,687 kilometers (1,048 mi) 176 30-32 hrs 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
broad gauge
Major stations
  Kotri–Attock Line (Main Line 2) [5] 1916 1,427 km (887 mi) 112 27.5 hrs 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
broad gauge
Major stations
  Rohri–Chaman Line (Main Line 3) 1906 526 km (327 mi) 40 8-10 hrs 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
broad gauge
Major stations
International links

Afghanistan Proposed link to Kandahar, Afghanistan

  Spezand–Taftan Line (Main Line 4) 1902 632 km (393 mi) 4 hrs 05 mins - 4 hrs 40 mins Mixed gauge
Major stations
International links

Iran Continues to Zahedan, Iran

Branch lines[edit]

Proposed lines[edit]

Tourist and heritage railways[edit]

Proposed Standard Gauge Line to Iran[edit]

Pakistan Railways is working on plans to construct a 635 km standard-gauge line from Quetta to Taftan on the Pakistan-Iranian border.[7]

The proposed railway would support the transport of high-value goods to Europe and Central Asia. Trains on the Islamabad – Tehran – Istanbul route currently take around five days to complete the journey, possibly due to poor or compromised condition of the track. It is claimed that a standard-gauge line would reduce journey times to 20 hours.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Upgradation of 3 main railway lines underway under CPEC". The Nation. 2017-03-20. Retrieved 2023-06-25.
  2. ^ "ایم ایل ون منصوبہ: خستہ حال ریلوے لائن پاکستان کی تقدیر کیسے بدل سکتی ہے؟". BBC News اردو (in Urdu). Retrieved 2023-06-25.
  3. ^ "[IRFCA] Pakistan - Closed Sections". Retrieved 2023-06-25.
  4. ^ News Desk (2022-12-21). "Importance of ML-1 railway project under CPEC | By Waseem Riaz Bhutta". Pakistan Observer. Retrieved 2023-06-25.
  5. ^ Team, Editorial (2021-10-10). "ML-2 Project: The Prospects of Prosperity Await Pakistan". Rationale-47. Retrieved 2023-06-25.
  6. ^ "Oman offer to build Gwadar railway conjures Pakistan port's past".
  7. ^ "Pakistan eyes standard gauge line to the Middle East and Europe". Railpage. Retrieved 2022-02-09.

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