Anuradhapura railway station

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Anuradhapura Railway Station
Owned by Sri Lanka Railways
Line(s) Northern Line
History
Opened 1903
Electrified no[1]
Services
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.

History[edit]

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]

Services[edit]

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]

References[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