New Railway Services from 15th June

New Railway Services from 15th June & Time Table announced

by Zulfick Farzan 14-06-2022 | 7:03 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka will be introducing several new train services from the 15th of June 2022.

  • Sri Lanka Railways will be introducing a new luxury express train from Colombo to Kandy.

Starting from the 15th of June, this train will depart from Colombo at 5:20 AM and will reach Kandy ay 8:14 AM.

The train will leave Kandy at 4:50 PM and will reach Colombo at 7:40 PM.

  • In addition, a new office train will be introduced from Wega to Colombo along the Kelani Valley Railway Line .

The train will commence operations at 6:20 AM from Wega and will reach Colombo at 7:12 AM.

This train will then depart Colombo from 4:00 PM and will reach Wega at 5:43 PM.

  • Moreover, Sri Lanka will introduce a Mount Lavinia to Jaffna bound special weekend train service.

The Luxury Express Train will leave Mount Lavinia at 10:00 PM on Friday (17) and will reach Jaffna at 5:30 AM on Saturday (18).

The return journey will be on Sunday (19) at 10:00 PM from Jaffna and will reach Colombo on Monday (20) at 5:40 AM.

  • In addition, the Anuradhapura - Colombo test operation will be made a permanent train journey from 15th June.

It will leave Colombo (Fort) at 4:15 AM and will reach Anuradhapura at 8:15 AM.

It will leave Anuradhapura again at 3:45 AM and will reach Colombo at 8:00 AM.

Sri Lanka Railways said that more trains will be added to operate between Aluthgama and Polgahawela to cater to the rising number of passengers, as a result of the fuel crisis.