Sri Lanka’s northern railway line was destroyed, disrupted or neglected during the 30-year Sri Lankan civil war, which ended in May 2009. The Mannar railway line, rebuilt by an Indian company, was reopened by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. The pier is served by a station of the Sri Lanka Government Railway with railway terminus at Talaimannar which connects Talaimannar to rail network in Sri Lanka via Medawachchiya.
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- "PM Narendra Modi Flags off Train Service at Talaimannar in Sri Lanka". NDTV.com. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2020.