Orange Train Lahore: The Punjab Mass Transit Authority has been running the orange train, one of Pakistan’s first driverless trains. Through the cooperative partnership between the governments of Pakistan and China, the service was run in Lahore in May 2014. The train was officially opened on October 25, 2020, after six years after the hard effort that went into it.
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Features of the Orange Train Lahore
The main features of the orange train service include:
- 27.1km distance
- 27 trains
- 80 km/h speed
- 26 Stations
- 250,000 passengers per day.
- Air Conditioned trains and stations
- On-time train schedule
- Escalators and Lifts.
- Spacious trains
Routes of Orange Train in Lahore
People in Lahore may quickly move from one location to other thanks to Orange Train, and they can do it in a comfortable, air-conditioned setting. Here is a list of the Lahore routes the Orange Train takes.
- Ali Town to Thokar Niaz Baig
- Thokar Niaz Baig to Chauburji
- Chauburji to GPO Chowk
- GPO Chowk to Qila Gujjar Singh
- Qila Gujjar Singh to Bohar Wala Chowk
- Bohar Wala Chowk to Sultanpura (Coop Store)
- Sultanpura (Coop Store) to Dera Gujran
Stations of Orange Train in Lahore
The orange train stops at particular stations in Lahore. Hence you must go to these stations in order to board one of these trains.
- Ali Town
- Thokar Niaz Baig
- Canal View
- Wahdat Road
- Awan Town
- Salahuddin Road
- Bund Road
- Lake Road
- Lakshmi Chowk
- Railway Station
- UET (University of Engineering and Technology)
- Shalamar Garden
- Pakistan Mint
- Mahmood Booti
- Islam Park
- Dera Gujran
- (Back to Stabling Yard)
Schedule of the Orange Train
The train runs continuously for 16 hours with a 2-minute gap between each station. The first train leaves at 7:30 in the morning, while the last one leaves at 11:00 at night.
Ticket Price of Orange Train
Since each ticket will only cost PKR 40, the pricing is incredibly reasonable for everyone. There are, however, limited discounts available for seniors, working women, and students. Additionally, they might soon make it free for seniors.
How to Get the Orange Train Ticket?
- Getting a ticket is very easy.
- As the passengers are required to go to their nearby station and visit the ticket counter.
- Pay PKR 40 for the ticket and get the token.
Many people in Lahore now find it easier and more economical to travel. For working women, students, and the elderly, trains are a terrific way to travel. Although the cost of the ticket is quite affordable, it has been planned to introduce discount cards and free services for students, seniors, and working women.
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