New metro in Pakistan

This item appears on page 11 of the December 2020 issue.

The only metro train in all of Pakistan began operating in the city of Lahore on Oct. 25. The 17-mile line runs east-west and has 26 stations. It is expected to carry roughly 250,000 passengers a day. The fare is PKR40 (near 25¢) per trip.

The only other metro to have operated in Pakistan, the Karachi Circular Railway, ceased operation in 1999.