Green Line is considered Pakistan’s first ever modern train which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his tenure. Its timing, affordable fares even in 2023 and services makes it a state-of-the-art passenger service.
The Greenline train, as it has been termed, covers the Karachi-Islamabad route in 22 hours. The train provides state-of-the-art services to the passengers including:
- Comfortable sleepers
- 3 quality meals
- Bottled water
- Standard bedding
- Air conditioned rooms.
The toilets had been developed far better than any train in Pakistan. This train service reflects the efforts of Pakistan Railways to provide better service for passengers.
The train will leave Margalla Railway Station at 3 PM and will reach Karachi at 2:20 PM the next day. The train will stop at Rawalpindi, Lahore, Khanewal, Bahawalpur, Rohri Junction and Hyderabad stations during the journey.
The passengers will have the facility of online booking and e-ticketing through which they can purchase etickets for their journey on the official website of Pak Railways or through the smartphone application which is available on Google Play Store.
All passengers have also been insured for a million rupees. At the inaugration of the train the Ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that a train service from Kashgar to Karachi was also under consideration. He also wished to link Turkey with Pakistan in the future.
Green Line Train Fares:
Previously Green Line offered only AC Business class but now it also offers Parlor Car, AC Standard and Economy class. The charges & rates of Green Line tickets were reduced by previous government but after elections the new government increased prices to compensate for rupee devaluation, and then onwards the prices have increased multiple times.
The ticket fares from Islamabad to Karachi & other stations are as follows:
|Departure||Destination||AC Lower / Standard||AC Business||Economy||Parlor Car|
The cost & charges from Karachi Cantt Station to Islamabad and other areas are as follows:
|Departure||Destination||AC Lower / Standard||AC Business Class||Economy Class ||Parlor Car|
Special passenger lounges will also be built for the new service at Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi Railway stations. The schedule of the Train is as follows:
- Will depart Karachi at 10:00 PM and reach Islamabad at 8:15 PM
- Will depart Islamabad at 3:00 PM and reach Karachi at 2:20 PM
Green Line Express Up Karachi To Margalla Stop Timings:
Green Line Express Down Islamabad to Karachi Timings:
Discount on Early Booking:
After new update on the mobile application of Pakistan railways the fares for tickets of Green Line are different depending on the day for which you are booking the ticket.
The Green Line Train service was introduced as a premium train service at affordable price. It successfully attracted passengers by providing a more economical means of travel in Pakistan. Business men, professionals and families all prefer Green Line Train due to it’s shorter timing and better facilities.
Under Sheikh Rasheed as Minister for Railway more passenger railways were introduced including Jinnah Express and Rehman Baba Express.
Jinnah Express followed the successful model of Green Line by providing comfortable and premium passenger service while Rehman Baba offers affordable service for economy class.