Matara to Fort maiden trip delayed

11 March 2011 05:30 am - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The maiden trip of the Matara to Fort express train (Ruhunu Kumari) with the newly imported Indian power set train of Class S11 was delayed for more than an hour this morning due to a mechanical problem.

The problem occurred when the train was passing Hikkaduwa around 7.25am today.

The mechanical problem which occurred in the engine was fixed by the onboard Railway officials and the train recommenced its journey to the Colombo Fort. (Dayasiril Dammika)

  Comments - 31

  • SN Friday, 11 March 2011 07:29 AM

    Yes since the upgrading of the rail line the govt. has put S11 power sets from India hoping to have high speed links.

    SIlva Friday, 11 March 2011 07:29 AM

    Why not Train from Sri Lanka,
    We are capable of doing so as long as the people are
    paid well

    waz Friday, 11 March 2011 07:45 AM

    so does this mean with these new power sets introduced, will the trains still be packed like samon tins?? and people hanging out the door?? this would be nice to see.

    sara Friday, 11 March 2011 01:06 PM

    Nishal,,A U sure about what U a talking?? If it is so,,,it is sooo baaad

    Sri Lankan Friday, 11 March 2011 08:10 AM

    What happand to those famous trains from France?

    Suith Wijesingha Friday, 11 March 2011 08:27 AM

    These are like CBK's M9 locomotives, always breaks down!

    nishal Friday, 11 March 2011 08:39 AM

    These are reconditioned power sets from India. They fooled themselves and try to make people fool. "Subha Anaagathayak to "Wonder of Asia"

    Konde bendapu china Friday, 11 March 2011 08:48 AM

    When will we have train to KKS and this way how long will take to rich there

    Jay Friday, 11 March 2011 03:34 PM

    This is the so called MR vision...

    sam Friday, 11 March 2011 09:11 AM

    As usual

    lankaman Friday, 11 March 2011 09:08 AM

    the M1 Alstom locomotives are running perfectly!

    rosh Friday, 11 March 2011 09:14 AM

    Bro, this is the difference between the Japanese technology and the obsolete Indian technology. It looks good, but the reliability is nil. Like compairing a Toyota & a Maruti

    mani Friday, 11 March 2011 06:06 PM

    5. trains from india & Srilanka joint venture

    nissanka Friday, 11 March 2011 10:04 AM

    What do you expect from Indian Rubbish ?.

    wara Friday, 11 March 2011 06:12 PM

    Miracle of Asia!

    Neutral Friday, 11 March 2011 05:49 AM

    after all its an Indian Train!!! Train travellers lata Deiyangema pihitaiiiiii

    Dushantha Friday, 11 March 2011 05:48 AM

    The appearance itself of this new Power set not impressive to me. The Old Hitachi S7 sets are still running nicely. I wander If we got good set of power coaches after that.

    BadeyGinieydamma Friday, 11 March 2011 05:53 AM

    wow.....thats a good start with chintanaya.......on the opening day itself mechanical problem....... feel very sorry for since we are tail of indian in this island....they know who we are........Okay who will give gurantee for passenger if somthing happen? MR or Indian government.......VERY GOOD STARTTING....SUB ANAGATAYK......ITS A FRIST TIRAL

    lankan Friday, 11 March 2011 05:49 AM

    welcome to made in India good things don't come cheap yaar

    I Hussein Friday, 11 March 2011 06:00 AM

    Anyone surprised?
    Afterall its Indian techno.

    ravscham Friday, 11 March 2011 06:04 AM

    1. Trains from England
    2. Trains from France
    3. Trains from China
    4. Trains from India
    5. Trains from .....

    Sri Lanka, are we going back instead of forward???

    unl Friday, 11 March 2011 06:06 AM

    Good Trend. next time Urains from SRI LANKA

    madawa Saturday, 12 March 2011 01:49 PM

    what do u expect from good for nothing India

    sltk2004 Friday, 11 March 2011 06:19 AM

    As far as I know Ruhunu Kumar was a normal train (carriages pulled by a locomotive). Has it been changed to a power-set now?

    AJI Friday, 11 March 2011 06:32 AM

    Rata Perata

    Wara Friday, 11 March 2011 06:40 AM

    Is it Ruhunu Mumari or Indian Kumari ?

    ferdyask Friday, 11 March 2011 06:43 AM

    Oh the 2nd Day, What a Island.

    prabath Friday, 11 March 2011 07:05 AM

    Exactly 100% correct..

    Dinithi Friday, 11 March 2011 11:29 AM

    England, France, China, is coming close to home guys!! Next is trains from SL. Wow!! Way to go!!

    Tilan Friday, 11 March 2011 07:09 AM

    This is what happens when you try to speed up things targeting the elections.

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