Aug 11, Colombo: According to the instructions of the Minister of Transport, Highways and Mass Media, Dr. Bandula Gunawardena, the Department of Railways has prepared to run an inter-city super luxury train between Colombo and Badulla every Saturday from the coming weekend.
The journey to Badulla, which is considered as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, is a top tourist attraction in the country.
Accordingly, the new super luxury train ‘Ella Odyssey’ will leave Colombo Fort at 05.30 am every Saturday and is scheduled to reach Badulla at 3.55 pm.
The train will stop at Gampaha, Veyangoda, Polgahawela, Rambukkana, Peradeniya, Mahanuwara, Nawalapitiya, Nanu Oya, Haputale, Diyatalawa, Bandarawela, Ella and Badulla stations.
Every Sunday the train will leave Badulla at 09.50 am and reach Colombo at 07.20 pm.
During the journey the train will stop at interesting sightseeing spots including St. Clair Falls, Great Western Railway Station, Elgin Falls, Pattipola Summit Level, Idalgashinna Railway Station, Demodara 9-Arch Bridge, and Demodara Bridge and tunnel.