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.

Main lines[edit]

Description Established Length Stations Travel time Gauge
  Karachi–Peshawar Line (Main Line 1) 1881 1,764 kilometers (1,096 mi) 184 30-32 hrs 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
broad gauge
Major stations
  Kotri–Attock Line (Main Line 2) 1916 1,600 km (990 mi) 112 27.5 hrs 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
broad gauge
Major stations
  Rohri–Chaman Line (Main Line 3) 1906 414 km (257 mi) 40 8-10 hrs 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
broad gauge
Major stations
International links

Afghanistan Proposed link to Kandahar, Afghanistan

  Quetta–Taftan Line (Main Line 4) 1902 196 km (122 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 635km standard-gauge line from Quetta to Taftan on the Pakistan-Iranian border.[2]

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. ^ "Oman offer to build Gwadar railway conjures Pakistan port's past".
  2. ^ "Pakistan eyes standard gauge line to the Middle East and Europe". Railpage. Retrieved 2022-02-09.

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