Lahore Metro Bus Service and Route Information

Metro Bus Lahore Stations
Metro Bus Lahore Route
Metro Bus Lahore Timings
Metro Bus Ticket Price
Lahore Metro Bus Card
Lahore Metro Bus Helpline

Transportation around the world is rapidly evolving, especially in developed countries. When it comes to underdeveloped countries, these developments are rare. Luckily, Pakistan is among developing countries where you will see multiple projects taking place at a time. However, Lahore is one of few cities in Pakistan where you can actually witness infrastructural development far and wide. Lahore Metro Bus project is one of them. Furthermore, this Metro Bus system has not just upgraded means of public transportation but also opened gates of employment at a massive scale.

Credit goes to the alliance of the previous provincial government of Punjab and the Turkish government that capitalized Punjab Mass transit Authority (PMA) to launch Lahore Metro Bus on February 10, 2013, which is also known as Bus Rapid Transit System Lahore. In addition, this was also a gesture of Pakistan and Turkey’s foreign as well as brotherly relations. As a result, the greatest benefit of this service is that people will not have to suffer in hot weather inside redundant buses. That is why this BRT system is also in other cities like Multan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Karachi. Here is all you can read about Green Bus System in Karachi.

Coming back to Lahore, this Metro Bus covers 27 locations with a total distance of 27 km with over 60 air-conditioned buses. Furthermore, its services include;

  • Bus Scheduling System
  • Escalators
  • Passenger Information System (PIS)
  • Automated Fare Collection System
  • Vehicle Location System
  • Carries over 150,000 passengers daily
  • Helpline Service
  • Metro Bus Discounted Card Facility

Metro Bus Lahore Stations

Metro bus Lahore station
 Route map image courtesy (Official website of Punjab Masstransit Authority)

To provide top facilities of conveyance, Metro Bus passes through 27 locations starting from Shahdara and ending to Gajjumata. Also, this massive range of stations covers a multitude of locations where the majority of the people visit on a daily basis. Besides, have a look at Lahore Speedo Bus service, which is another modern replacement for the remaining public transport modes and can further help you besides Metro Buses. 

  1. Shahdara
  2. Niazi Chowk
  3. Timber Market
  4. Azadi Chowk
  5. Bhatti Chowk
  6. Katcheri
  7. Civil Secretariat
  8. MAO College
  9. Janazagah
  10. Qartaba Chowk
  11. Shama
  12. Ichhra
  13. Canal
  14. Gaddafi Stadium
  15. Kalma Chowk
  16. Model Town
  17. Naseerabad
  18. Ittefaq Hospital
  19. Qainchi
  20. Ghazi Chowk
  21. Chungi Amar Sidhu
  22. Kamahan
  23. Attari Saroba
  24. Nishtar Colony
  25. Youhannabad
  26. Dulu Khurd
  27. Gajjumata

Metro Bus Lahore Route

Image courtesy: Google Map

Image courtesy: Google Map

Throughout the city, these feeder routes cover numerous areas to serve an entire horizon of locations. Thus, all the 27 stations help to reach prime areas without any compromise to time and convenience. Here are 17 Metro Bus routes you may find.

  • FR-01- Railway Station to Bhatti Chowk
  • FR-02- Samanabad Morr to Bhatti Chowk
  • FR-03- Railway Station to Rana Town
  • FR-04- R.A. Bazar to Chungi Amar Sidhu
  • FR-05- Shadbagh Underpass to Bhatti Chowk
  • FR-06- Babu Sabu to Raj Garh
  • FR-07- Chungi to Bagrian
  • FR-08- Daewoo Terminal to Canal
  • FR-09- Shamnagar to Railway Station
  • FR-10- Multan Chungi to Qartaba Chowk
  • FR-11- Babu Sabu to Main Market
  • FR-12- R.A. Bazar to Civil Secretariat
  • FR-13- Bagrian to Kalma Chowk
  • FR-14- Purana Kahna to R.A. Bazar
  • FR-15- Bhatti to R.A. Bazar
  • FR-16- Canal to Thokar Niaz Baig
  • FR-17- Gajjumata to PKLI (Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute)

Metro Bus Lahore Timings


Its timings are well organized according to the working schedule of the citizens. So, people do not have to struggle to wait for the bus anymore. These buses wait for a maximum of 3 minutes for the passengers at peak time.

Timings:
6:15 am – 10 pm

Headway/Movement interval: 2.5 to 3 minutes

Metro Bus Lahore Ticket Price

Metro bus Lahore ticket price
Lahore Metro Bus System meets all the standards of any country’s Metro Bus.

With a smooth travelling experience, people finally got rid of overcrowded public buses where the cases of pickpockets and rough driving were routine. Furthermore, its fare is also affordable if we look at the level of facilities provided here. Likewise, you can reach any destination without any traffic issues.    

Ticket Price: Rs. 30

Lahore Metro Bus Card

Lahore Metro Bus Card
This Metro Bus Card helps reduce queues of tickets at the stations

You may use this card for multiple benefits. Just buy this card and use it by recharging it up to a maximum of Rs. 1000 from TVM (Ticket Vending Machine) at any station. Similarly, it will save a lot of time as well as provide you with a discount on the fare. In addition, you may check the balance on your card from TVM (Ticket Vending Machine). Even you can get a refundable amount of Rs. 130 back if you return this card to authority. With the help of this Card, you will get lower rates as mentioned below;

Metro Card Price: Rs. 130
Single journey: Rs. 15
Double journey:
Rs. 20
Triple journey:
Rs. 25

Note: Passengers have only 1 hour and 15 minutes to stay within the Metro system once they enter the token in the machine, exiting the Metro system after this period will charge again. The same goes with Metro cardholders, who have a limit of 1 hour to stay in the system.

Metro Helpline

Even helpline service is available for secondary services like queries, complaints and other issues, so the passengers can have a complete package of services.

Helpline: (042) 111-222-627

Conclusion

Orange Line Train
A view of Metro Orange Line Train, which is a part of the Punjab Mass transit System.

Lahore Metro Bus route is expected to further expand in upcoming times, while these projects of Punjab Mass transit service are just expanding with skyrocketing speed. Like, Orange Line Metro System, which is the most modern and state-of-the-art train system of Pakistan Formed through the cooperation of the Government of Pakistan and the Government of China.

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