The coastal rail track is being developed to provide an efficient service to commuters.
Arrangements have been finalized to launch the development of the 172 kilometre long coastal rail track from Colombo to Matara. Initially, the track from Matara to Galle will be developed. With the completion of the project, it will be possible to operate trains on this track at a speed of 100 kilometres per hour. Concrete sleepers will replace the timber sleepers.
A filling station is also under construction near the Alutgama Railway station. This will help to obtain fuel in-between the journey.