The Railways Department yesterday announced the operation of a luxury train between Ella and Kandy Railway Stations from today.
Railways Deputy Commercial Superintendent N.J. Indipola said it would operate on Saturdays and Sundays.
“The train compartments have been fully air conditioned and will leave Kandy at 7.40 a.m. and will arrive in Ella at 1.28 p.m. The same train will depart from Ella at 2.45 p.m. and arrive in Kandy at 8.05 p.m,” he said and added that the operation of trains Nos: 1033 and 1034 between Kandy and Colombo Fort on Saturdays and Sundays would be cancelled.
The tickets could be reserved via mobile broadband operators and from Kandy and Ella railway, he said.
Price of a Kandy-Ella ticket price will be Rs.1,250 and Kandy-Nanu Oya will be Rs.1,000. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)