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Old October 28th, 2008, 02:10 AM   #61
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How much part is double-track?
I guess this map can answer your question:



As you can see, most of Pakistan's Railway is "Broade Gauge Single"

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Great pictures!!!!!!



Two questions:
Is the Karachi Circular Railway a commuter train? Somebody have more information?
Thanks, the KCR (Karachi Circular Railway) is a Mass Transport System (MRTS). You can find more information here.

Here are maps on the KCR:

[IMG]http://**********/docs/maps/karachi-circular-railway.jpg[/IMG]





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Can somebody post a map of the Pakistan railways?
On the topic of maps, you can also check this one out, apart from the one at the very top:

[img]http://**********/~shankie/pak/prmap.jpg[/img]

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train near Karachi Station
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What are those building in the background sourierservice?? And which part of Karachi is it?
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Old October 28th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #62
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There's a plan floating around to build a line into Kashgar and the China rail system. Do you have any more info on that?
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Old October 28th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #63
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There's a plan floating around to build a line into Kashgar and the China rail system. Do you have any more info on that?
Hmmm....this is all that I could find when I typed in "Kashgar" into the Pakistan Railways thread in Mehfil Pakisan. However, all of these articles are dated end of July 2006, with one being a bit recent, end of November 2006.

Btw I have a question regarding this section of SSC called the "World Forums". Why isn't the search function available in this part of SSC??? When the posts made here do get counted into your post count. I don't understand the logic behind it.

DATED: July 21st, 2006

FEASIBILITY REPORT FOR HAWELIAN-CHINA RAILTRACK TO BE GIVEN TO GERMAN FIRM

SHeikh Rasheed Ahmed, in a press conference today, announced that the tender of a german firm has been accepted for the pre-feasibility report on a new rail link between hawelian(near abbotabad) in pakistan and kashgar in china.

the project will start soon as china is taking keen interest in developing communication link upto gwadar port to get easy access to middle east markets. With this rail link, large scale freight transportation from china using the gwadar port will open up new era of pak-china friendship and economic cooperation in which pakistan can benefit a lot.

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DATED: July 24th, 2006

China to expand rail link with Pakistan

BEIJING: China will soon hold a feasibility study, exploring ways and means to expand its rail network up to the Pakistan's border.

A senior official of the Chinese Central government told APP here on Sunday that they were actively considering, strengthening their communication links with Pakistan through rail and road. We welcome Pakistan's proposals in this connection, and wish to extend support for optimism use of Gwadar seaport developing bilateral trade.

The technical and financial matters involved in the construction of the rail link up to Kashgar and the Sust check post, will be considered at the experts' levels.

The sources hoped that the rail link would open vast opportunities for Pakistan and China to deepen their trade and business interactions both at bilateral and regional levels.

The sources said, the China's Xinjiang autonomous region will soon undertake necessary spade work, connecting China with Pakistan through the rail. The Governor Xinjiang Region Ismail Tiliwaldi has stated early this year, during his meeting with a delegation of Pakistan Muslim League that his government will soon start necessary work to find out possibilities of operating a rail network between the two friendly countries through Kashgar.

The two sides agreed that the China's western region has rich potential to emerge as hub of Sino-Pak business activities. Pakistan and China have already started a regular bus service between Kashgar and Gilgit.

According to the exports, the proposals of expanding the China's existing rail network up to Pakistan and Central Asian states are feasible and this gigantic task could be implemented to serve their common interest.

China enjoys rich potential and technical know-how to expand its rail link to the country's mountainous regions. It proved its worth, by connection China's Qinghai province with Tibet last month. China solved three major difficulties to rewrite the world's history of railway construction. The three difficulties are frozen tundra, high altitude and plateau environmental protection, said Zhu Zhensheng, vice director of the Ministry of Railways office in charge of the new line.

About 550 kilometres of the tracks run on frozen earth, the longest in the world's plateau railways, posing great challenges for designing and construction, he said.

The oxygen content along the railway is only 50-60 percent of that at sea level as 960 km of tracks are located at more than 4,000 metres above sea level, Zhu said.

The annual average temperature on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is below zero degree Celsius with the minimum temperature at 45 degree Celsius below zero.

None of the hundreds of thousands of workers died of altitude sickness in the past five years, making a medical miracle, said Professor John West with the School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego.

More than 600 doctors and nurses served for the construction project and there was one clinic every 10 kilometres along the line, making sure that any sick worker could get medical treatment within 30 minutes.

However, when the country built a highway between Qinghai province and Tibet in early 1950s, almost the construction of every one kilometre of the road would claim one death.

The 1956-kilometre-long Qinghai-Tibet railway is the world's highest and longest plateau railroad and also the first railway connecting the Tibet autonomous region with other parts of China.

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DATED: July 30th, 2006

President approves Gwadar-Quetta rail link

ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf has approved a railway link between Gwadar and Quetta. The announcement was made during his visit to the Pakistan Railways Carriage Factory, Islamabad, on Saturday to inaugurate the commissioning of a new bay.

The Railways has developed a workshop here for assembly of Chinese coaches. The president also inaugurated the “high speed carriage wagon workshop”.

Despite heavy rain in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, the president visited the carriage factory and shook hands with workers and inspectors. He also announced one-time allowance of Rs 1,000 for each employee of the factory. He also met the Chinese experts working in the factory.

During his visit, the president approved working on a number of projects. “The president approved the project of laying of 940-kilometre-long “standard gauge” railway track between Gwadar and Quetta that would cost Rs 75 billion. He has also given approval of preparation of a pre-feasibility report on developing a railway link between Havelian (some 80 kilometres from here) to Kashgar (China),” said a spokesman for federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed while talking to The News. The president also called for report about laying track between Chaman and Spin Boldak on the Afghan border

Developed countries are mostly using standard gauge tracks having width of four feet and six inches whereas the PR is presently using mostly “broad gauge” railway tracks — track with width of five feet and six inches, the most commonly found in Indo-Pak region.

The spokesman added the same (Havelian to Kashgar) link would later be connected to Central Asian Republics. “German and Chinese experts will jointly conduct the pre-feasibility report on the project,” he said, adding the president spoke of his vision of joining Pakistan with China and Central Asia through rail link.

The spokesman said the president also approved running of fast track train — at a speed of 250 kilometres per hour — between Rawalpindi and Lahore that would take 70 minutes to cover the 290 kilometers distance between the two cities.

“The president approved the project of running a tourist train between Rawalpindi and Torkham via Taxila and Peshawar,” said the spokesman, adding the president has expressed his wish to inaugurate the tourist train due to his keen interest in the project.

“The president also approved purchase of 75 locomotives,” the spokesman said, adding that the Railways has been facing shortage of locomotives for long. “The president has asked for completion of the project of installation of electric signals along the railway tracks within a year that was supposed to be accomplished within next four years.” This was the first ever visit of any head of the state to the carriage factory in last forty years. The president presented a box of Havana cigars to the Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on the occasion and appreciated the efforts he has been making for the progress of Pakistan Railways. Secretary/Chairman Pakistan Railways Shakil Durrani and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Akram Sheikh were also present on the occasion.

APP adds: Speaking after the ceremony Rashid said Pakistan was also studying prospects of acquiring technology from Germany, USA and other countries to improve its rail infrastructure. He said that under the track rehabilitation plan, 2,083 km track will be improved at a cost of Rs 9.4 billion by December 31, 2007 and would also include up-gradation of level crossings, rehabilitation of bridges and fences, etc.

The president was informed that track from Lodhran to Khanewal would be dualised at a cost of Rs 3.29 billion and was scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. It would also include modern signal equipment at a cost of Rs 1.2 billion. The dualisation of 246 KM Khanewal-Raiwind track would cost Rs 5.5 billion and would be completed by June next year.

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DATED: November 25th, 2006

Bullet train project to be completed in 2 years: Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Friday said that the Bullet Train project between Rawalpindi and Lahore would be completed in two years.

"We are going to award the project to one of the International firm very shortly," he said while addressing a press conference at the Ministry of Railways.

Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said ten International bidders have been short-listed which belong to the countries like, USA, Austria, France, Germany and China.

He said the project is meant to run a diesel-fed train with speed from 250 Km per hour to 300 km per hour. The track would be of international standards gauge (4.2 feet wide) and the travel between both the destinations would reduce from four hours to only 45 minutes or one hour.

He said that the track would be completely fenced to check the hazards of accident.

He said that Pakistan Railways would soon invite bids for provision of 1300 freight wagons.

Earlier, a delegation from China led by President Noricon Company Mr Wang called on the minister and expressed willingness to invest in various projects of Pakistan Railways.

Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that the friendship bonds between both Pakistan and China are all-weather and time-tested. "We are proud of our trust worthy friendship with China," he said.

He said that feasibility study project of Railway line between Havelian (Pakistan) and Kashgar (China) has been jointly awarded to Chinese and German firms with the completion target of 2 years.

Referring to the Gwadar port project, he said "it is a gift from the people of China to Pakistan and we look forward to lay a railway line linking the newly built port city of Baluchistan with Quetta."

He invited the delegation to visit the Islamabad Railways Carriage Factory and expressed the hope that the Noricon Company of China would help improve the PR Carriage Factory through the transfer of technology.

Noricon is the biggest company of China which manufactures around 5,000 railway coaches every year.

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Old October 28th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #64
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No. of Main Line Locomotives Operational ,

13 Steam
510 Deisel
21 Electric

total route
broad guage (1676mm) 7479 km
metre gauge(1000mm) 312 km

2006 figures

electrified track 293 km
Data shows the length of route kilometers.For track kilometers, it is 544 track km.

double track 1043 km

2003 figures

Source: World Bank website

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Old October 28th, 2008, 09:24 PM   #65
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@iintoxication
those are Navy Heights..n area is near Cantt Station
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Old October 29th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #66
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So they still use steam engines in Pakistan? WOW
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Only in Tourist locations.
Like I was saying....

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those are Navy Heights..n area is near Cantt Station
Thanks!! They are easily 21 stories tall.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #67
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I think Pakistan needs better trains.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:08 PM   #68
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I think Pakistan needs better trains.
I agree with you but where is the money to buy????
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Old October 31st, 2008, 03:14 PM   #69
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I think Pakistan needs better trains.
Actually, most Pakistanis travel by road, thats why trains aren't given much attention as the need isn't there.



However, these pics I would say, look bloody brilliant!!! Even fit for a foreigner:

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inside the train
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pics posted by KBBOY in MP
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I agree with you but where is the money to buy????
You trolling Pakistani topics again??? Isn't trolling Mehfil Pakistan enough for you??? You have been briged by Pakistani mods, if I remember correctly. Stick to SSC India.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #70
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According to the World Factbook:

Railways:

Total: 8,163 km
Broad gauge: 7,718 km 1.676-m gauge (293 km electrified)
Narrow gauge: 445 km 1.000-m gauge (2006)

https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat.../pk.html#Trans
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yes last ix have very nice trains...
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Old January 27th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #73
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Do you have some information about Pakistan-China link railway like route or Pakistan railway plan map next few years? share it, plese. Thank you!
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Pakistan has lot of potentials in terms railway transportation. Need a effective plan to modernize the Pakistan Railway.
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A train in NWFP by [email protected]
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When was the last time that Pakistan ran any electric trains on the electrified parts of its railway network?
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Old July 14th, 2010, 02:07 PM   #77
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When was the last time that Pakistan ran any electric trains on the electrified parts of its railway network?
Hi Everyone.,

Abhijeet here, a railfan from India

I would like to know about the current status of Electrification, or Related projects in Pakistan Railways.

@Manrush - I have seen very old pics of Quetta Expresss being hauled by an Electric locomotive.

But I am not sure...Maybe I can post a pic.

Are the electric trains plying between 293 km stretch of Lahore and Khanewal
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Also,

Pakistan First Electric Railway services began on June 25, 1970

Source :http://www.**********/faq/faq-hist4.html
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