Luxury train service launched
Sri Lanka Railways launched a new luxury class train service from
Colombo Fort to Nanu Oya.
Transport Deputy Minister Rohana Kumara Dissanayake officially
launched the new luxury train service at the Colombo Fort railway
station at 8.10 am last Friday.
The luxuary train will leave Colombo Fort at 8.10 am daily and reach
Nanu Oya by 2 pm. On the return trip, the train will leave Nanu Oya at
2.50 pm and reach Colombo Fort by 8:47 pm.
The (S -12) power-set imported from China consists of one luxury
carriage, three class two and four class three carriages,in addition to
a restaurant, adjustable seats and facilities to dump litter.
With the deployment of this new power set, it is expected to reduce
travel time between Colombo Fort to Nanu Oya considerably. A test run of
the new (S.12) power set was conducted from Colombo Fort to Badulla
recently under the patronage of Transport Minister Kumara Welgama.