Karachi City Railway Station

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Karachi City (Urdu: کراچی شہر ریلوے اسٹیشن ‎) (formerly McLeod station) is the first and the oldest railway station in Pakistan. It is commonly called "City station" or "City railway station" in Karachi. It is situated near Habib Bank Plaza on I. I. Chundrigar Road in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] This railway is the Head Office of Karachi Division of Pakistan Railways. After the construction of Karachi Cantt railway station, m

History

It was around 1855 when the commissioner of Sindh Bartle Frere suggested to the government to construct a railway line between Harbour of Karachi and Korti. Eventually after several surveys, in January 1859, railway line from the Port of Karachi started to construct and later on May 3, 1864, public traffic between Karachi and Kotri started from Mcleoad Station (now Karachi City Station).[1]

Facilities

The Karachi City railway station has all basic facilities. A parking lot is here to park vehicles. It has Current and Advance Reservation Offices for book seats in trains. Food and drink stalls and book Shops are found on platforms 1. Cargo and Parcel service is also available here.ajor passenger trains and traffic shifted to there.

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