Anuradhapura railway station

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Anuradhapura Railway Station
Owned by Sri Lanka Railways
Line(s) Northern Line
Opened 1903
Electrified no[1]
Preceding station   Sri Lanka Railways   Following station
Anuradhapura New Town   Northern Line trains   Saliyapura
  Mihintale Line trains   Mihintale junction

Anuradhapura Railway Station is a railway station in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The station is served by Sri Lanka Railways, with Northern Line services, such as the Yal Devi, calling at the station.


From Polgahawela, the Northern Railway line was opened up to Anuradhapura on 1 November 1904. The construction of the line beyond Anuradhapura, to Medawachchiya, was completed on 11 March 1905.[2]

Yal Devi was operated between Colombo and Kankasanthurei via Jaffna; (temporarily only up to Jaffna)[needs update]


Northern Line trains serve Anuradhapura. Trains connect Colombo with Vavuniya, via Anuradhapura.[3]

The railways operate a short branch line at Anuradhapura to Mihintale via Mihintale Jn.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Daily News". IESL proposes railway electrification project. 2010-12-25. 
  2. ^ Martyn, John H. (1923). Notes on Jaffna - Chronological, Historical, Biographical. Tellippalai: American Ceylon Mission Press. ISBN 81-206-1670-7. 
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka Railways Timetable"

Coordinates: 8°20′40″N 80°29′39″E / 8.34444°N 80.49417°E / 8.34444; 80.49417