Contact Numbers of Railway stations
- Ahangama Railway Station 0912283271
- Aluthgama Railway Station 0342275282
- Ambalangoda Railway Station 0912258271
- Ambewela Railway Station 0522222114
- Angulana Railway Station 0112605256
- Anuradhapura Railway Station 0252222271
- Avissawella Railway Station 0362222271
- Badulla Railway Station 0552222271
- Balapitiya Railway Station 0912258446
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Sri Devie (ஶ்ரீதேவி) Intercity Express train runs daily between Colombo Fort to Kankesanthurai railway station and its service from 5th September, 2019.
List of railway stations in Sri Lanka, in alphabetical order, are as follows: ... Maho junction railway station N. Naththandiya, North Western Province;
1 Ordered by railway track. 1.1 Colombo to Badulla. 1.2 Peradeniya Junction to Matale. 1.3 Ragama to Noor Nagar. 1.4 Colombo to Avisawella (Kelani Valley Railway Line) 1.5 Northern Line. 1.6 Mannar Line. 1.7 Trincomalee Line. 1.8 Batticaloa Line.
Nov 28, 2014 · The railway station in Jaffna is being reconstructed by the Sri Lanka Railways with the assistance of Bank of Ceylon. The Jaffna Railway Station has been specially reconstructed with modern facilities while preserving its ancient architecture. The reconstructed railway track has been designed with a speed potential of 120 kmph.
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The Sri Lanka Railway Department is Sri Lanka's railway owner and primary operator. As part of the Sri Lankan government, it is overseen by the Ministry of Transport. Founded in 1858 as the Ceylon Government Railway, it operates the nation's railways and links Colombo with other population centres and tourist destinations. The Sri Lankan rail network is 1,508 km of 5 ft 6 in broad gauge. Some of its routes are scenic, with the main line passing waterfalls, mountains, tea estates, pine forests, b
The rail network was introduced by the British colonial government in 1864. The main reason for a rail system in Ceylon was to transport tea and coffee from the hill country to Colombo. The service began with a 54-kilometre main line connecting Colombo and Ambepussa. Guilford Lin
The golden age of Ceylon Railways was from 1955 to 1970 under the management of B. D. Rampala, chief mechanical engineer and general manager of the Ceylon Government Railway. Emphasising punctuality and comfort, Rampala led upgrades to major stations outside Colombo and the rebui
During the late 20th century, the railway began to decline; for three decades, it was neglected and poorly run. The Sri Lankan economy had shifted its focus from plantation agriculture to industry, and its road network grew. With the increase in lorries and highways, the amount o
The state-owned Sri Lanka Railways operates nearly all of the country's rail services: passenger intercity and commuter rail, and freight transport. Private operators provide some services for the railways' equipment and infrastructure, including the Viceroy Special: a heritage train with a steam locomotive. On 6 October 2011, Expolanka introduced its ExpoRail service; the competing Rajadhani Express was introduced by Blue Line Express on the same day. Although ExpoRail is reportedly no longer i
Sri Lanka Railways' locomotives are primarily diesel. Steam locomotives, in regular service until the late 1970s, are used on heritage trains such as the Viceroy Special. The first locomotives pulled trains during the 1860s on the original 54-kilometre main line connecting Colombo and Ambepussa. Sri Lanka Railways converted to diesel locomotives in 1953, and several types were added to its fleet. Although Sri Lanka did not have commercially-operating electric locomotives or trainsets in 2011, el
The 1,508-kilometre Sri Lankan railway network is 5 ft 6 in broad gauge. All service is diesel-powered. The network is divided into three operating regions based in Colombo, Anuradhapura and Nawalapitiya. The railway is modernising and extending the Coastal Line for faster trains and improved efficiency.
Sri Lanka Railways has intercity service connecting major population centres, and commuter rail serving Colombo commuters. The railway also transports freight. Most intercity trains have several classes: 1. 1st class sleeper, with sleeping berths, is available on a few overnight trains. 2. 1st class observation car is available on some day trains, primarily on the Main Line. Normally at the rear of the train, it is occasionally behind the locomotive. 3. 1st class air-conditioned seats are availa
Apr 22, 2019 · Colombo Fort Railway Station is the major railway hub in Sri Lanka and it’s situated in the heart of Colombo.
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Jul 17, 2021 · The Colombo Terminus Railway Station is an abandoned railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is considered as the first railway station built in the country by the British who pioneered in the beginning of the railway service in Sri Lanka (Rajapakshe et al., 2018).
Kankesanthurai railway station is the last railway station in northern railway line in Sri Lanka. The station was not in use from 1990 to 2015 due to the civ...
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