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Why Colombo Fort Railway Station is special ?
This is the main railway station situated in the heart of Colombo. The building was built and put into operation in 1908. At present, the station consists of 10 platforms and caters 0.2 million passengers daily. It consists of passenger waiting rooms, changing rooms (utility rooms) and cafeterias. Station has special arrangements for disabled persons. The main seat reservation counter of the Sri Lanka Railways too is at the Colombo Fort Railway Station.
- Rail tours organised best driver ever
- You get the feeling of the old world charm
- Take second class to Kandy
- The main Railway station in the capital Colombo
- Best way to see the scenic views
Fort Colombo Sri Lanka
Tips for you
The railway station has its own beauty and attractiveness. The booking clerks are efficient, fares are exceedingly low, trains are very frequent on the busier lines such as to Mt Lavinia while passengers do not push and shove too much. For some trains to secure a seat it can be best to board at Maradana if that is an option. Reserving a seat is better but not possible for every train. On platform one there are good kiosks selling snacks, drinks and other requisites. The language barrier can be present, so try to look for a man dressed in a suit or a well dressed woman as they are the ones more likely to comprehend English.
Best place to start your journey if you are planing to explore the country... You get trains to almost everywhere....