A new train service from Colombo Fort to Nanu Oya via Kandy was launched today with the participation of the Deputy Transport Minister Rohana Dissanayake. The new train which comprises luxury compartments, second class and third class compartments will leave Colombo Fort at 8.10 am and reach Nanu Oya at 2.00 pm. It will return from Nanu Oya at 2.50 pm and reach Colombo Fort at 8.47 pm. It will stop only at main stations.Pix byKithsiri De Mel
Lets hope its maintained well.. This is what we never see.. Even with some of the exporail compartments some were dirty and the window rest were all sticky, the air condition leaking water etc..
Bernard Friday, 19 October 2012 05:28 PM
All the very best. I am a train lover. Hope the drivers, co-drivers & guards won't fall asleep and let the train run on its own, like at Watagoda, last week.
Bernard Friday, 19 October 2012 05:41 PM
Preventive maintenance, is very important.Hon minister pl take a look. Never let the vandalism to ruin the service. Don't wait till it breaks down. Introduction of new smokeless locomotives would be a splendid idea!
Abduls Friday, 19 October 2012 10:28 AM
no more indian crap. lets say thanks to china
Thomas Friday, 19 October 2012 10:30 AM
Thanks to the Railways. Keep it clean & do all maintenance work on time. Run on Time. Good luck
Lobo Friday, 19 October 2012 10:45 AM
Instead of new trains, get more security personnel to check ticket-less travelers. Have guards stop people from entering and exiting the platforms from the tracks and other un-guarded points. The people caught now are only a fraction of those who travel free daily.
Katta Kuvera Saturday, 20 October 2012 08:51 AM
How much commis for this?
Imran Hussein Friday, 19 October 2012 10:57 AM
Very good, Please do introduce more. Most important thing is maintenance must be carried out without waiting to do breakdown maintenance.
Ajith Friday, 19 October 2012 11:36 AM
Do not allow Fisher folks to get in ..they will ruin the carriages...
Farzan Friday, 19 October 2012 11:45 AM
It is happy see some progress in railway transport sector. There are several new trains are introduced.
Only one complaint, the train which leaves Colombo Fort at 6.00 PM to Matara is emmitting too much of very dark smoke. It will harm to passengers as well as the environment. I have travelled from that train in couple of times. I felt difficulty in breathing as smoke in allergy for me. Immediate action to replace the engine for the sake of people's well being is highly appreciated.
Ajith Friday, 19 October 2012 11:41 AM
Some body has to revamp the old fashion railway stations as well.They need to be modernized in par with other countries including ticket issue system.We still use the old fashion steel chunk to date stamp those thick tickets!!!!!
Impartial Guy Friday, 19 October 2012 11:56 AM
This train is not new, may be apartments are new. About 15-20 years back when I was working in Nuwara Eliya I used to go in this train called "Podi Manike", if I remember correct. Do not try to cheat people by saying new train was introduced.
RIP Friday, 19 October 2012 12:00 AM
please educate people that they cant travel in 2nd class when they buy 3rd class ticket via DM Android App
hassen Friday, 19 October 2012 11:59 AM
Thanks to the Minister of Transport and the Government , please give us a similar luxury Chinese (No Indian) train between Colombo-Negombo. Charge Rs 400-500per journey and give us a train. Many people are waiting this service. Please make Negonbo Station attractive Many tourist will travel by this train. Thanks for all responsible.
samosa Friday, 19 October 2012 03:22 PM
Maximum two weeks, you will see this condition.... SL railway is not good in maintaining...
shifan Friday, 19 October 2012 03:58 PM
Thanks for the Railways, hope transportation will improve in future.
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