Orange Line Metro Train System: Pakistan’s first metro train in the heart of Punjab, Lahore. The project’s construction was started in 2015; it was estimated to end in the next 27 months. But due to political instability, the delay expanded to almost five years. And on 25th October, the inauguration ceremony was done by the CM Punjab Usman Buzdar.
He said that:
OLMRT is a part of CPEC; it he added that the relationship between Pakistan and China is very good and will continue to uplift in other sectors.
OLMRTS’s mission is to:
Connection, set the city in motion.
The huge project is directed under the supervision of the Punjab Mass Transit Authority. In addition, this work portrays the picture of CPEC: a one-belt road agreement.
According to the official reports, the project cost around USD 1478.18 million and was financed by the Pakistan & Chinese Government. However, the Federal invests a portion, but the overall authority remains in the Punjab Government’s hands.
- Almost 250,000 passengers can travel daily.
- Currently, 27 trains are on board, having five bogies on each train.
- Prioritized seats for people with different abilities.
- Using the orange line can save an hour approx.
- Anarkali station is the state of the art & largest station.
- Anarkali and Central Station are underground, while the other 24 stations are elevated.
- In case of any trouble, there is a red button in every bogie that can be used to communicate with the control room.
Orange Line Train Lahore Timing
Route & Stations
|Station #||Route||Station Name|
|1||Raiwind Road||Ali Town|
|2||Raiwind Road||Thokar Niaz Baig|
|3||Multan Road||Canal View|
|5||Multan Road||Wahdat Road|
|6||Multan Road||Awan Town|
|9||Multan Road||Salahuddin Road|
|10||Multan Road||Bund Road|
|14||Lake Road||Lake Road|
|17||Nicholson Road||Railway Station|
|18||Over the Railway Lines||Sultanpura|
|21||GT Road||Shalimar Garden|
|22||GT Road||Pakistan Mint|
|23||GT Road||Mahmood Booti|
|24||GT Road||Islam Park|
|25||GT Road||Salamat Pura|
|26||GT Road||Dera Gujran|
Fare / Ticket / Token Price
Only Rs.40/- per ride. Cheaper than the local transport. You can buy a token from the station or go cashless using the Smart Card.
Purchasing a Token or Ticket:
There are two ways to purchase a ticket for the metro orange train.
Method—1: Buy from the ticket booth and wait if the queue is long.
Method—2: Using Automatic Ticket Vending Machine, fast and reliable.
If you haven’t used the Ticket Machine before and looking for its usage process, follow the simple steps below:
- Enter your Metro Train Card (if you have one) or Currency Notes.
- Make sure that the notes are not folded or damaged. Otherwise, the machine will reject it.
- The vending machine accepts notes ranging from 10, 20, 50, and 100 rupees. Greater value notes like 500, 1000, or 5000 are not accepted.
- The token will expire after 90 minutes; if you stay at some station & the mentioned time is passed, you’ll have to purchase a new ticket.
Orange Train Card
It is best to buy a train card & save time. The price of the card is Rs.130/-. It can be a top-up from the counter or machine. Also, the card allows you to get six tokens from the VM at a time.
Can I use the Metro Smart Card for Travelling on Orange Line?
Orange Train has separate cards to travel at the start, but recently, the mass transit authority integrated the card with metro bus and vice versa. So, one Smart Card is available for Metro, Speedo & Train.
The unique system can handle up to 245,000 passengers per day; the number serves to reduce the traffic condition of the city roads.
The Orange Train allows a seating capacity of 200 passengers, and more than 800 individuals can travel in a standing position. Train length also offers to enter & exit from anywhere.
Speed & Travel Time
The maximum speed at which train moves is 80 km/h (50 mph). So, from the beginning to the end station, it will take only 45 minutes to travel the 26 stations. In contrast, traveling locally or in your vehicle may take longer due to traffic conditions.
Timings of Train
Seven days a week: Monday-Sunday from 06:00 AM to 11:00 PM
To send you complaints/suggestions & feedback, Fill out this form.
- Email at: [email protected]
- Helpline: (042) 111-222-627
- Location: Orange Line Main Depot, Dera Gujraan, near GT Road, Lahore
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Final Words for you
The Orange Line Metro Line project is a blessing for the Lahoris. Its travel is cost-effective and saves the precious time of the riders. The locals faced many hardships during construction due to road blockage and pollution-related issues. But now everyone enjoys the safe travel in it. So, if you haven’t experienced it yet, go to the nearest station & explore the beautiful view of Lahore.
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