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Old October 14th, 2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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From Railway Gazette:

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President reopens railway to Jaffna
13 Oct 2014


Jaffna railway reopening

SRI LANKA: The final section of line reconnecting the Jaffna peninsula in the north with the rest of the rail network was formally opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on October 13. The 38 km Pallai – Jaffna link restores what was one of Sri Lanka Railways' most important routes before its disruption by war in 1990.

Guests at the reopening celebrations included Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, High Commissioner of India which funded the US$800m project with a soft loan. Construction was undertaken by IRCON International, which installed concrete sleepers and welded rail suitable for speeds up to 120 km/h.

Jaffna station is being reconstructed by Sri Lanka Railways with the assistance of Bank of Ceylon, and will have ‘modern facilities while preserving its ancient architecture’

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Northern Railway a milestone in India - Sri Lanka partnership


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COLOMBO: The reconstruction of the Jaffna - Colombo railway line represents a milestone in historic partnership between India and Sri Lanka and would enhance connectivity between the two nations, the Indian High Commission here has said.

The 55-station 339 km northern railway line from Jaffna to Colombo has been rebuilt by IRCON International, the state-owned engineering and construction company of Indian Railways.

The project cost US$ 800 million and is financed by soft loans from the Indian Government.
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Some recent photos from Sri Lanka, including a trip on the new line to Jaffna at https://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]

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From Rail Journal

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Sri Lanka orders Indian locomotives and DMUs
Tuesday, April 18, 2017



SRI LANKA Railways (SLR) has awarded Rites, India, a Rs 680m ($US 126m) contract to supply 10 1676mm-gauge diesel locomotives and six DMUs

The locomotives will be built at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi and deliveries will be completed by next year

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The extraordinary beauty of Sri Lanka viewed from the train is presented in DW documentary recently published on youtube. Sri Lanka's Main Line starts from Colombo and runs east and north till Rambukkana, where it continues upwards through the mountainous region in Sabaragamuwa Province. The line offers passengers spectacular views of highland's nature passing nearby the numerous tea plantations, its branch line reaching Kandy and Matale.

After climbing to Pattipola, the highest railway station in Sri Lanka with an elevation of nearly 1900 m above sea level, the line descends past Bandarawela to Badulla.
Over 40 minutes of travel report, do enjoy.
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