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Dodanduwa Railway Station Contact Number, Sri Lanka

Name : Dodanduwa Railway Station
Location : Dodanduwa
Distance from Fort : 101.52 KM (163.38 miles)
Phone Number : 091-2264279
Web : [email protected]

Dodanduwa Train Station and Cost Line Overview

Overview
StatusFunctioning
OwnerSri Lanka Railways
LocaleSri Lanka
TerminiColombo Fort to Beliatta
Websitewww.railway.gov.lk
Service
TypeIntercity rail
SystemSri Lanka Railways
ServicesRuhunu Kumari Express Train,Galu Kumari Express Train, Samudra Devi, Sagarika, Rajarata Rejini Express Train
Operator(s)Sri Lanka Railways
History
Opened17 December 1895
Technical
Line length157.88 km (98.10 mi)
Number of tracksDouble track: Colombo Fort to Paiyagala South
Single track Paiyagala South to Beliatta
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationNo
Operating speed100 km/h (62 mph)

What is Cost Line?

The coastal line (sometimes referred to as the coast line or the southern line) is a major railway line in Sri Lanka, running between Colombo Fort and Beliatta, via Galle and Matara. Operated by Sri Lanka Railways, the line includes some of the busiest rail services in the country. The line has been extended to Beliatta on 8 April 2019 and is proposed to be extended to Kataragama, via Hambantota. With a designed maximum speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) between Kalutara and Matara, and a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) between Matara and Beliatta, the line is one of the fastest in Sri Lanka.

Route definition

The Coastal line begins at Maradana Station and runs west towards Colombo Fort. It then turns south and runs through much of Colombo parallel to the beaches on the city's west coast, passing many commuter rail stations, such as Slave Island. It passes Panadura before reaching Kalutara. The commuter rail services end as the line continues south along the coast towards Galle.

Galle station is designed as a terminus station. Thus trains have to back out of the station to continue towards Matara and Beliatta. Beliatta is the current terminus of the Coast line, though extension is under construction to Hambantota and Kataragama.

History

This line was the second railway line in Sri Lanka. Construction works started after Colombo–Kandy–Badulla Main Line. On 1 March 1877 first train up to Panadura was commenced. On 1 February 1878, trains ran up to Kalutara and one year after that on 1 February 1879 Wadduwa Station was declared open. On 22 September 1879 inaugural opening of Kalutara North and Kalutara South Stations and ran first train to Kalutara South. On 31 March 1890 line extended to Kalutara South to Aluthgama. Then up to Kosgoda on 8 September 1892 and Kosgoda to Ambalangoda on 15 November 1893. On 7 May 1894 British government completed the construction works to Galle . After nearly a year and half later on 17 December 1895 train services to Matara commenced.

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Last Update On : 01st Thursday April, 2021

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