Six more trains on coastal line on weekends

2016-02-18 02:05:55

Six new weekend trains had been commissioned on the coastal line with effect from this Saturday (20), the Railway Department said yesterday.

“Several other trains, which were not utilised on the coastal line on Saturdays would also be renewed,” General Manager B.A.P. Ariyarathna said, adding that he made the decision following requests made to him by commuters.

One of the additional trains (Train No 8046) would depart from the Maradana Railway Station at 5.40 pm and reach the Galle Railway Station by 7.48 pm on Saturdays. Another train (Train No 8065) would leave the Galle Railway Station at 8.40 am and arrive in Maradana at 11.00 am on Sunday.

Train No Train departing Time Train Arrival Time

8046 - Every Saturday

Maradana 5.40 pm Galle 7.48 pm
8065 - Every Sunday Galle 8.40 am Maradana 11.00 am


The following four trains will also be used as follows-:

Train No 8730, which begins its journey from Maradana at 7.21 am, would reach the Moratuwa Railway Station at 8.05 am. Train no 8331, leaving Moratuwa at 8.10 am, will end its journey at Maradana at 8.58 am. Meanwhile, Train No 8729, which leaves the Maradana station at 7.56 am, would reach Mt.Lavinia by 8.26 am. Finally, train No 8339 would take off from the Mt. Lavinia Railway Station at 9.45 am and reach the Maradana Railway Station at 10.14 am, Mr. Ariyarathna said.

Train No Train departing Time Train Arrival Time
8730 Maradana 7.21 am Moratuwa 8.05 am
8331 Moratuwa 8.10 am Maradana 8.58 am
8729 Maradana 7.56 am Mt.Lavinia 8.26 am
8339 Mt. Lavinia 9.45 am Maradana 10.14 am

(Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 3

  • M.M.M.Izzeth Thursday, 18 February 2016 05:23

    The shod add A/C compartment to Kandy Matara

    Reply : 0       3

    kaboos Thursday, 18 February 2016 12:03

    We think country will turn around in good shape by end of this year.

    Reply : 1       0

    mohan Thursday, 18 February 2016 12:54

    it would nice have Maradana to Moratuwa / Mt.Lavinia in the evening instate of morning

    Reply : 0       0

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