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Two new luxury train services

25 September, 2022

Two new luxury train services from Colombo to Kandy and Anuradhapura are to be launched next week, Transport and Media Minister Bandula Gunawardena told the Sunday Observer.

“Accordingly, this train service is scheduled to start from October 1, over each weekend.

On Saturday, the early train from Colombo to Kandy will reach the hill capital in 2 hours and 45 minutes and the train to Anuradhapura will reach its destination in 4 hours.

It is scheduled to reach Colombo again on Sunday evening.

The Minister also said that there are future plans to operate a special train service between the Metropolis and Beliatte in the Deep South over the weekends for tourists intending to visit Kataragama. “The main purpose of this is to provide a special high-luxury tourist train service not only to foreigners tourists but also to locals “, he said.

“I hope that the Railway Department will be able to support the uplift of the tourism industry by starting such special train services in the future.” Dr. Gunawardena said.