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* Weekend luxury train service between Colombo Fort and Kandy begins today
Sat, Oct 1, 2022, 11:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 01, Colombo: Minister of Mass Media, Transport and Highways Dr. Bandula Gunawardena says that a special weekend luxury train between Colombo Fort and Kandy will start from today.

The special luxury tourist train will be operating from Colombo Fort to Kandy every weekend from October 1, 2022.

The new tourist train will leave Colombo Fort at 6.30 am and is scheduled to reach Kandy at 9.18 am. The train leaves Kandy at 4.50 pm and arrives at Colombo Fort railway station at 7.40 pm.

The new trains were added on Saturday and Sunday to meet the daily increasing passenger demand, the Minister said.

A first-class ticket will cost Rs.2000 and a 2nd class ticket cost will be Rs.1500.

The minister said the train service will be used for the convenience of local and foreign tourists visiting Kandy's Dalada Maligawa and Peradeniya Botanical Garden, as well as for the convenience of local and foreign tourists visiting Kandy.

He also mentioned that this service will provide a luxurious, reliable and safe service.

The Minister further mentioned that a new special train service from Colombo Fort to Anuradhapura will soon be started for the people who are going to worship the Atamasthana of Anuradhapura.


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