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Sri Lanka Railway will break its 40 km/hr speed limit maintained since colonial era with the beginning of the Galle Matara train service due to begin on February 16th which will run at 100 km/hr.

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  • shane Wednesday, 09 February 2011 11:28 AM

    Do we have 40kmph trains????

    Kingfisher Wednesday, 09 February 2011 11:45 AM

    Good idea but will it be a reality on the present railway tracks.

    Romesh Thursday, 10 February 2011 01:20 AM

    Congratulations SL railway. I hope the rails could hold the trains

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 10 February 2011 01:50 AM

    This is to give good business to Insurance companies or to discourage train travel in Sri Lanka.

    Pain in the neck Wednesday, 09 February 2011 12:36 PM

    I believe you are correct about these being new tracks--the article should remind readers that this is the first stage of all new tracks to Colombo.

    haren Wednesday, 09 February 2011 12:34 PM

    100km/hr out of schedule is no good

    demon Wednesday, 09 February 2011 12:44 PM

    he he...i doubt...

    demon Wednesday, 09 February 2011 12:44 PM

    he he...

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 10 February 2011 02:34 AM

    Over-speed can lead to over-kill: just like our journey to be the "Miracle of Asia"

    RATNAM KAY Wednesday, 09 February 2011 01:07 PM

    What about the maintainance of Rail ways track ,railway stations and other related services....?????/

    kumudu Wednesday, 09 February 2011 01:20 PM

    100 km/h is NOT enough at all.. can\t they increase even up to 150 km/h?

    Ceylonese Thursday, 10 February 2011 03:21 AM

    Do people still remember what has happened to the Galle-Colombo intercity many years ago? it took nearly 90 minutes to reach Galle from from Colombo.It stopped at only Ambalangoda. But bloddy political idiots added more railway stations to get credit from their voters. Then it became an another ordinary train. Hope this time it won't happen.

    wiki Thursday, 10 February 2011 03:24 AM

    100km/hr is good thing.. but i heard that existing engine cannot speed up to 100km/hr.. There will be automatic stop of the engine if it tries to speed up above40 or 60 km/hr..

    Darwin Thursday, 10 February 2011 03:38 AM

    This is set such as the tracks can not take a higher speed. This can be changed in the locomotives to go at 100km/ hr.

    abdul Thursday, 10 February 2011 03:56 AM

    I agree! This is most important. I am afraid, that People will start falling down with the speed of 100km/h.

    Lanke Banda Thursday, 10 February 2011 04:08 AM

    I will take my last train ride very soon @ 40 k.

    Kudda Wednesday, 09 February 2011 02:12 PM

    OH My GOD!! All this time were we travelling in slow speeds....

    Fayad Thursday, 10 February 2011 04:18 AM

    This a positive move we sri lankans always like to see the negative aspect, on most occasions

    kassa Thursday, 10 February 2011 04:33 AM

    Can Expect More Accident in future.

    Yasanath Friday, 11 February 2011 04:46 AM

    That is a good move towards development but safety standards also must be improved and implemented. Without proper safety measures this will be dangerouse.

    Anton Wednesday, 09 February 2011 02:33 PM

    Similarly, the Cost of Living Speed is also broken from 40% to 100%.

    asoka abeywardena Thursday, 10 February 2011 04:44 AM

    circulate this within police department immediately, otherwise our cops will run to the track with their speed guns...

    Jake brotha Wednesday, 09 February 2011 07:54 AM

    Its a good thing but how safe is it???? its worthless rather chaotic without proper safety measures....

    octavius Wednesday, 09 February 2011 07:56 AM

    hope they dont miss the stations....

    sltk2004 Wednesday, 09 February 2011 08:15 AM

    Who says there was a speed limit of 40 km/h since colonial era ?

    robinson Wednesday, 09 February 2011 08:16 AM

    Yes, very good news from SLR. Both Speed and Safety should be there. I am sure the authorities are concerned about this.

    GameKolla Wednesday, 09 February 2011 08:24 AM

    wow...the trains currently in the service can run with 100 km/h?

    sam Wednesday, 09 February 2011 08:42 AM

    Now trains will not delay. It will arrive in advance :)

    wara Wednesday, 09 February 2011 08:43 AM

    what about the speed limits on the roads???

    rosh Wednesday, 09 February 2011 08:53 AM

    good one

    MR Wednesday, 09 February 2011 09:00 AM

    I'll avoid the trains for a while, don't trust trains run by political cronies

    sena Wednesday, 09 February 2011 09:02 AM

    It may have been there, but never abode by our CGR drivers!

    Rex Hendrick Wednesday, 09 February 2011 09:41 AM

    Great ! will there be a high cost for extra speed ?

    Bird Eye Wednesday, 09 February 2011 10:27 AM

    The stations are very closely located compared to other countries. Practically there is no tome to maintain the 100kmph speed between the stops.

    Sri LankAn Thursday, 10 February 2011 07:58 AM

    Well Done

    Ane Manda Wednesday, 09 February 2011 10:43 AM

    Current engines are capable of running that kind of speed, But tracks in SL cannot handle such speeds. I believe Gall-Matara is a new track.

    Niyamasinhalaya Wednesday, 09 February 2011 10:39 AM

    If the train is going on 100kmph then the track should be well covered and away from public access.
    Else we will be hearing many crossing accidents.
    Also track maintenance should in high level as it should be done weekly checkings as well.
    Hope those safetly measures are in place rather than just doing it.
    This is the first thing we did after colonial era.

    Cobra Wednesday, 09 February 2011 10:45 AM

    Good, but speed isn't enough. Will they run on time is the big question!

    knight rider Wednesday, 09 February 2011 10:48 AM

    the passengers will require floating devices if the trains take off at the speed on the current coastal track. the non express trains will have to maintain the 40kmph since the distance between stations are too close travel at run and at 100kpmh.

    Toma Thursday, 10 February 2011 12:12 AM

    ara soysa !


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