Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) will launch an additional train service for commuters traveling to Anuradhapura for the Deyata Kirula national exhibition from February 4 to 10.
Several special trains will operate between Colombo Fort and Anuradhapura during this period. SLR General Manager B A P Ariyaratne told a press-briefing at the Railway Headquarters, Maradana yesterday that a special train will ply run from Colombo Fort to Anuradhapura at 7.30 am.
He said that another train will operate from Anuradhapura to Colombo Fort at 12.22 pm. Another special train will also pl;y from Anuradhapura at 12.30 am on February 5.
Meanwhile, more compartments will be added to the Rajarata Regina operating to Anuradhapura and Vavuniya. Another train will leave Anuradhapura to Colombo at 3.20 pm.
Another special train will ply between Anuradhapura and Omanthai from February 4 to 10. There will be combined bus-train services from Anuradhapura railway station to the exhibition site daily. Digital timetables informing the arrival and departure of trains, have been installed at the Anuradhapura Railway Station. An exhibition showcasing railway activities and projects will also be held at the Deyata Kirula exhibition. The exhibition stall has been designed to inform the public about the past and present developments of the railway.
Sub stations have also been set up in Ashokapura and Samagipura in between Anuradhapura and Mihinthalaya. Facilities at the Anuradhapura railway station have been upgraded with new restrooms and attached bathrooms for the benefit of railway commuters. Meanwhile, a model of the Maradana railway station will be exhibited while a special train has been designed to operate across the exhibition site.