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Special trains will operate for Wesak

May 13, 2011 10:49:58 AM - itnnews.lk

Special trains will operate on behalf of the Wesak Festival. In addition the number of compartments will be increased in other trains.

Railways Planning Director Wijaya Samarasinghe announced that the special trains will operate from the 16th to the 20th of this month. These trains will be operating from Matara, Colombo Fort, Anuradhapura, Maho, Vavuniya, Kandy, Alutgama and Maradana Railway Stations. Mr. Samarsinghe said arrangements have been finalized to operate special trains to Anuradhapura, Colombo Fort, Rambukkana, Maradana and Alutgama Railway Stations.

More compartments will also be added to the night mail from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee and intercity trains operating from Matara to Medawachchiya and Colombo Fort to Thandikulum. All express, intercity and night mail trains operating on Tuesday and Wednesday will stop at the Kelaniya Railway Station. Mr. Samarasinghe added that a power set will be on standby in case of an emergency arises.