Yal Devi train service commences: Train fares released (Details)

Yal Devi train service commences: Train fares released (Details)

Yal Devi train service commences: Train fares released (Details)

Written by Staff Writer

14 Oct, 2014 | 7:03 am

Daily train services from Colombo to Jaffna will commence from Tuesday onwards.  (Yal Devi’s historic journey – A News1st special report)

 Railway Superintendent L.A.R. Ratnayake said that four trains from Colombo to Jaffna and four trains from Jaffna to Colombo will be in service daily.

 The Railway Superintendent further stated:

 “Starting from 14th of October, Tuesday, the general public will be able to travel from Colombo to Jaffna and vice versa. Four (4) trains will travel from Fort, Colombo to Jaffna and four trains will travel from Jaffna to Fort, Colombo on a daily basis. On Saturdays, one train will travel from Matara to Jaffna while the same train on Sunday will travel from Jaffna to Matara. Of the four trains which will travel from Fort, Colombo to Jaffna, two will be intercity express trains while one will be the Yal Devi and the other will be a night mail train service. Of the two intercity express trains, one will be fully air-conditioned which will be priced at Rs.1500  per seat.”

Meanwhile, the fares for the Jaffna – Colombo train service have been announced.

Commercial Superintendent, G.W.S. Sisira Kumara said that an air-conditioned inter-city train service from Colombo to Jaffna will be priced at Rs.1500.

He added that booked first class seats will be priced at Rs. 900 rupees while booked second class seats will be priced at Rs.800 rupees.

Commercial Superintendent Sisira Kumara went on to say that a booked third class seat will fare at Rs.500 rupees and an ordinary third class seat will be Rs.320..

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