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Sri Lanka’s train service will be further boosted with the arrival of eight new train sets next month as Sri Lanka is set to receive six new power sets from China and two from India.

The first of these Chinese S-14 power sets were received this August and according to the Transport Ministry, each power set costs US $ 10.3 million.

The state-of-the-art S-14 power set has two engines. It consists of two air-conditioned compartments, two second-class compartments and three third-class compartments. There’s also a dining compartment.

These are specially designed to operate in the hill country.

Meanwhile, the Railways Department said a new train would be in service from Kandy to Colombo Fort at 4:30 a.m. from today.

The same train will return to Kandy, departing Colombo Fort Station at 5:20 p.m. every day.

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  • Sira Monday, 25 November 2019 09:40 AM

    If we have a race between a Chinese train and the Indian train, we all know which one would win by miles.

    eresh S kumara Monday, 25 November 2019 09:56 AM

    please protect them as much as you can as country is do developing under new president

    people Monday, 25 November 2019 10:52 AM

    Hope these trains will facilitate to Hill Country. Previous S12 trains which are brings for Hill Country went for Southern Services

    ANTON Monday, 25 November 2019 11:09 AM

    WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN 15 NEW POWER SETS IN THE PARLIAMENT ........ BUT THOSE WERE MADE IN SRILANKA.

    Sokrates Monday, 25 November 2019 11:31 AM

    Canadian and German power sets are now running nearly sixty years in this country. The Chinese scrap will not even work 5 years.

    Ranjith Monday, 25 November 2019 12:29 PM

    Yes more to come 20 state power sets number deputy power sets

    Ronnie Bugger Monday, 25 November 2019 04:20 PM

    Good to have more trains but do something positive about the single track from Polgahawela. at least up to Maho Juntion. More often than not, the Yal Devi from Colombo to KKS gets shunted at stations it is not scheduled to stop to accommodate trains heading to. A bloody waste of time.


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