Shorkot–Sheikhupura Branch Line

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Shorkot–Sheikhupura Branch Line
شورکوٹ-شَيخُوپُور فرعی ریلوے خط
OwnerPakistan Railways
Operator(s)Pakistan Railways
Opened1 March 1911 (1911-03-01)
Line length314 km (195 mi)
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed105 km/h (65 mph) (Current)
160 km/h (99 mph) (Proposed Upgrade)[1]

Shorkot–Sheikhupura Branch Line (Urdu: شورکوٹ-شَيخُوپُور فرعی ریلوے خط) is one of several branch lines in Pakistan, operated and maintained by Pakistan Railways. The line begins from Shorkot Cantonment Junction station and ends at Qila Sheikhupura Junction. The total length of this railway line is 314 kilometers (195 mi). There are 13 railway stations from Shorkot Junction to Qila Sheikhupura Junction.


The Shorkot–Sheikhupura Branch Line was originally named as the Shorekot Road-Chichoki Railway as part of the North Western State Railway. Surveying for the railway line began in 1906 while construction began in 1907 and ended in 1911.[2][3]



  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 24 January 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ "History of Railway Projects, including Tramways – corrected up to 30th June 1906" page 40; Retrieved 13 Dec 2015
  3. ^ No. 75. - "Expenditure on State Railways and Irrigation Works in India chargeable against Capital 1907-11" Spreadsheet available at