Kandy railway station
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Platform at Kandy station
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Kandy Railway Station is a major railway station in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The station is served by Sri Lanka Railways and is the primary railway station in Kandy and one of the most significant in the central hills. The station sits on a branch of the Main Line, leading to the Matale Line.
The Main Line was extended in stages, towards Kandy and Badula. Service to Kandy began in 1867.
Kandy Railway Station features both Modernist and Victorian architecture. The station building is of the Art Moderne style, incorporating curving forms and long horizontal lines. It uses concrete massing to create a geometric form. Its minimalist walls and simple, bold forms contrast sharply with the highly-ornamented, traditional architecture that surrounds it.
The structure sheltering the platforms is of an older Victorian design. The structure displays stylish arches and intricate metalwork.
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