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SL Looking At Electric Trains By 2013

Jan 21, 2011 10:08:22 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Sri Lanka Railway Department has said that work is to commence on setting up the railway line between Veyangoda and Kalutara South to enable the operation of electric trains in the country by 2013.

Sri Lanka Railways Department officials have told the media that it hoped to commence operations of the first electric train by 2013, once the railway line is completed.

Constriction work on the railway line is to commence shortly since the feasibility study has been completed and the necessary measurements being taken for the purpose.

The electric trains are to be operated by 15 engines imported from China.