Prior to the implementation of new strategies by the Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMA), public transportation in Pakistan had long been a source of concern for passenger safety and comfort. The previous administration should be praised for finally providing well-known modes of transportation to the people of Punjab, whether it was the Pakistan Metro Bus (Rawalpindi/Islamabad), the Orange Train Lahore, the Multan Metro Bus, or the Lahore Speedo Bus. The previous administration (the PML-N) also inaugurated the Karachi Green Line Metro (Bus Rapid Transit System). The Karachi Green Line BRT System is described in detail below.
When it comes to Pakistan’s first independent train service, the Lahore Orange Train is the best. It was initiated by the governments of Pakistan and China in May 2014 as a gesture of goodwill. It was formally inaugurated on October 25, 2020, after a 6-year process and a $1.7 billion cost. Guangzhou Metro Group, Norinco International, and Daewoo Express will oversee the entire operation and manufacturing.
- 27.1 km distance
- 27 trains
- 80 km/h speed
- Total Stations 26 (24 elevated, 2 underground)
- An average of 250,000 passengers per day
Orange Train Lahore Station List
Major roads, cities, and landmarks are traversed along the journey, including Raiwind Road, Multan Road, Lake Road/ Edward Road, McLeod Road, Nicholson Road, GT Road, Johar Town, Allama Iqbal Town, Chauburji, and Lahori Gate. The Walled City of Lahore and other historical sites are traversed by the Orange Train. Take Metro Bus Lahore to the closest station to get to the aforementioned historical locations. Here is the list of orange train stations.
- 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)
More Information About The Lahore Metro’s Orange Line!
After 1886, the Orange Line Train made a significant contribution to Pakistan Railway. The circuit is 27.1 kilometres (16.8 miles) long and is made up of 25.4 kilometres (15.8 miles) of elevated tracks and 1.5 kilometres (1.1 kilometres) of underground tracks. There are two underground stations and twenty-four elevated stations in total. The Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) is one of China’s most significant Belt and Road Initiative metro projects (BRI). Lahore is one of South Asia’s most isolated and densely populated cities. The Orange Line Train, a component of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, allows passengers to travel on a more affordable and environmentally friendly route than was previously available. These lines were then ranked in order of importance, based primarily on predicted passenger demand. The Long Term Network is divided into four lines, each of which is prioritised:
Lahore Orange Line Metro Project
In Lahore, Pakistan’s first metro rail service began operations (25th October). The Lahore Orange Line Metro Train line has 26 stations, 24 elevated and two underground. The latest addition to Lahore’s Mass Transit system has reduced passengers’ travel time from two and a half hours by bus to 45 minutes by rail.
The completion of the Lahore Orange Line Metro was celebrated by members of Pakistan’s opposition party, the PML-N, who claim responsibility for the project’s completion. MNA Ahsan Iqbal praised China for its generosity but criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration for delaying Orange Line construction in order to focus on establishing Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
Many people will be curious about the train service’s route, schedule, and cost now that it has begun. The Orange Line is one of four public transportation routes proposed for the Long Term Network by the Punjab Masstransit Authority (PMA).
The PMA prioritized each line, beginning with the Green Line, also known as the city’s Metro bus. The second is the recently launched Orange Line rail service, while the Blue Line and Purple Line are the other two proposed routes.
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More projects will be launched in Lahore and other cities, ushering in a completely new era of modern transportation in Pakistan. Metro Trains on the Purple and Blue Lines are similarly affected. In addition, following the success of the Green Line Metro, Karachi will see the implementation of the Orange Line, Blue Line, Yellow Line, and Red Line projects.
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