Badulla railway station

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Badulla
Badulla sta.,Sri Lanka Railways,Uva Province,Sri Lanka.JPG
Badulla Railway Station (November 2008)
LocationSri Lanka
Coordinates6°58′47″N 81°03′35″E / 6.9798°N 81.0598°E / 6.9798; 81.0598Coordinates: 6°58′47″N 81°03′35″E / 6.9798°N 81.0598°E / 6.9798; 81.0598
Operated bySri Lanka Railways
Line(s)Main line
Distance292.3 km (181.6 mi) from Colombo
Platforms4 side platform
Other information
Station codeBAD
History
Opened1924

Badulla railway station (බදුල්ල දුම්රිය ස්ථානය) is the last station on the Main Line, and is 292.3 km (181.6 mi) away from Colombo. It is located 652.43 m (2,140.5 ft) above mean sea level and 1 km (0.62 mi) from Badulla, the capital city of Uva Province. The trains that run on the Main Line, including the Podi Menike and Udarata Menike express trains end at the station.

The construction of the line from Nanu Oya to Badulla was completed in 1924, with the passenger traffic first commencing on 5 February 1924,[1] although the station wasn't officially opened until 5 April 1924.

Continuity[edit]

Preceding station   Sri Lanka Railways   Following station
Hali Ela   Main Line   Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cameos of the Past: First train on line to Badulla from Colombo". Sunday Observer. 19 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-05-16.