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Karachi Cantonment railway station

Karachi Cantonment railway station (Urdu: کراچی اردوگاه اسٹیشن‎) (often abbreviated as Karachi Cantt) is one of the principal railway stations in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is situated near Dr. Daudpota Road, Saddar.

Karachi Cantonment Station
کراچی چھاؤنی اسٹیشن
Karachi cantt. station full facade.JPG
Karachi Cantonment Station Entrance
LocationDaudpota Road
Karachi, Sindh 74000
Pakistan
Coordinates24°50′38″N 67°02′28″E / 24.8438°N 67.0412°E / 24.8438; 67.0412Coordinates: 24°50′38″N 67°02′28″E / 24.8438°N 67.0412°E / 24.8438; 67.0412
Owned byMinistry of Railways
Line(s)Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line
Karachi Circular Railway
Platforms5
Tracks8
ConnectionsLocal Transit 22-A, 1-D, 4-H, 19-D
Construction
Structure typeStandard, At Ground
Other information
Station codeKC[1]
History
ElectrifiedNo
Previous namesFrere Street Station
Services
Preceding station   Karachi Cantonment railway station   Following station
Karachi City   Line
Karachi–Peshawar Line
  Departure Yard
Karachi City   Line
Karachi Circular Railway
  Chanesar
Location
Cantt. Station (KHI) is located in Karachi
Cantt. Station (KHI)
Cantt. Station (KHI)
Location of Karachi Cantt. Station within Karachi

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HistoryEdit

It was earlier known as Frere Street Station. Construction of the station began in 1896 and was completed in 1898 at a total cost of Rs. 80,000.[2] The present building of Karachi Cantt station has been declared a protected heritage site by the Government of Sindh.[3]

Station layoutEdit

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance & Ticket Counter
P1 FOB, Side platform, No-1 doors will open on the left/right
Track 1
Track 2
FOB, Island platform, No- 2 doors will open on the left/right
Island platform, No- 3 doors will open on the left/right
Track 3
Track 4
FOB, Island platform, No- 4 doors will open on the left/right
Island platform, No- 5 doors will open on the left/right
Track 5

FacilitiesEdit

Karachi Cantonment Station is equipped with all basic facilities. The station has current and advance reservation offices for Pakistan Railways as well as cargo and parcel facilities. Retail shops are found on platform 1, including restaurants such as Rehmat-e-Shereen and Pizza Hut.

ServicesEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official Web Site of Pakistan Railways
  2. ^ [1] Retrieved December 11, 2018
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2010-06-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Trains from Karachi

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