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Pakistan Railways to Revive Safari Tourist Train

Pakistan Railways to Revive Safari Tourist Train

The revival of the Safari Tourist Train by Pakistan Railways is set to offer travelers a unique and unforgettable experience, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes of the Potohar region. The journey will commence from Islamabad’s historic Golra Station and conclude at Attock Khurd, providing passengers with an opportunity to explore historical landmarks and scenic beauty along the route.

The Safari train will embark from Golra Station, passing through notable stops such as Hasan Abdal, Attock, and Attock Khurd Railway stations. Attock Khurd, home to the oldest railway museum in the area, holds historical significance and offers visitors a glimpse into Pakistan’s railway heritage.

The primary objective behind reintroducing the tourist train is to promote tourism and acquaint travelers with the diverse cultural heritage of Pakistan’s railways, contributing to the growth of the tourism sector.

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Passengers aboard the Safari Train can look forward to breathtaking views of the Potohar landscape, including the Margallah Hills, Sangjani tunnel, and iconic bridges such as Chablal Bridge, Haro Bridge, Ghazi Borotha, and Attock Khurd Bridges. Additionally, the train will traverse the historic iron girder bridge spanning the Indus River, connecting Punjab with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

Golra Station, with its colonial-era history, houses the Islamabad Railway Museum, offering a fascinating insight into Pakistan Railways’ heritage through antique steam engines and heritage railway kitchens.

Upon reaching Attock Khurd Station, passengers will have the opportunity to explore the scenic beauty and recreational spots along the Indus River.

The Safari Train promises a luxurious travel experience with meticulously designed interiors, delectable onboard cuisine, and provisions for high tea. Improved seating arrangements and modern washrooms ensure a comfortable journey for all passengers.

Preparations for the Safari Train are nearing completion, with the official launch expected soon. Departures are scheduled every Sunday at 9 am, with return trips from Attock at 6:30 pm. Ticket prices vary based on accommodation type, with special discounts available for students.

Overall, the revival of the Safari Tourist Train offers travelers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in the history, culture, and natural beauty of the scenic Potohar region.