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Northern Line Railway Stations, Sri Lanka

Railway Stationdistance from FortPhone Nmber
Girambe 79.294 KM (127.61 miles) 011-2421281
Talawattegedara 81.115 KM (130.54 miles) 011-2421281
Potuhera 86.273 KM (138.84 miles) 037-3989038
Nailiya 91.674 KM (147.54 miles) 011-2421281
Kurunegala 95.272 KM (153.33 miles) 037-2222271
Muththettugala 97.753 KM (157.32 miles) 011-2421281
Wellawa 105.00 KM (168.98 miles) 037-3989037
Ganewatte 116.72 KM (187.84 miles) 037-3989035
Yahapauwa 123.46 KM (198.69 miles) 011-2421281
Nagollagama 129.04 KM (207.67 miles) 037-3989036
Timbiriyagedara 132.92 KM (213.91 miles) 011-2421281
Maho 138.58 KM (223.02 miles) 037-2275271
Randenigama 141.92 KM (228.4 miles) 011-2421281
Abanpola 150.25 KM (241.8 miles) 025-3891292
Galgamuwa 160.24 KM (257.88 miles) 037-2253071
Senarathgama 170.08 KM (273.72 miles) 025-3891294
Thambuttegama 178.96 KM (288.01 miles) 025-3891293
Talawa 189.93 KM (305.66 miles) 025-2276781
Srawasthipura 198.4 KM (319.29 miles) 025-3853761
Anuradhapura Town 202.06 KM (325.18 miles) 011-2421281
Anuradhapura 204.94 KM (329.82 miles) 025-2222271
Mihintale Junction 206.44 KM (332.23 miles) 025-2266616
Saliyapura 210.67 KM (339.04 miles) 011-2421281
Parasangahawewa 217.73 KM (350.4 miles) 025-3891295
Medagama 221.19 KM (355.97 miles) 011-2421281
Medawachchiya 230.91 KM (371.61 miles) 025-2245671
Poonewa 237.65 KM (382.46 miles) 011-2421281
Erittaperiyakulam 249.03 KM (400.78 miles) 011-2421281
Vavuniya 254.35 KM (409.34 miles) 024-2222271
Mihintale 219.94 KM (353.96 miles) 025-2266616
Parasangahawewa - 025-3891295
Medawachchiya - 025-2245671
Vavuniya - 024-2222271
Omantai - 025-3777505
Puliyankulama - 025-3244651
Mankulam - 025-3244652
Murukandi - 025-3244558
Kilinochchi - 025-3244653
Paranthan - 025-3245523
ElephantPass - 025-3245524
Pallai - 025-3245525
Kodikamam - 025-3246066
Chavakachcheri - 025-3246067
Navatkuli - 025-3246068
Jaffna - 021-2222271
Jaffna CSM - 021-2222371
Jaffna SM - 025-3891291
Kondavil - 024-3201652
Chunnakam - 021-2244271
Kankesanthurei - 025-3246526

Sri Lanka Northern Railway Line Overview

Overview
StatusOperational
OwnerSri Lanka Railways
Line number4
LocaleSri Lanka
TerminiPolgahawela Junction Kankesanthurai
Stations55
Service
SystemSri Lanka Railways
ServicesYal Devi Express Train, Uttara Devi Intercity Express Train, Rajarata Rejini Express Train, Sri Devi Intercity Express Train
Operator(s)Sri Lanka Railways
History
Opened14 February 1894
Technical
Line length339 km (211 mi)
Track gauge5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
Loading gauge1676
ElectrificationNo

What is Northern line?

The northern line is a railway line in Sri Lanka. Branching off the Main Line at Polgahawela Junction the line heads north through North Western, North Central and Northern provinces before terminating at the northern port of Kankesanthurai. The line is 339 kilometres (211 mi) long and has 55 stations between Polgahawela Junction and Vavuniya. It is the longest railway line in Sri Lanka. The line opened in 1894. Major cities served by the line include Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Vavuniya and Jaffna. The popular Yal Devi service operates on the line. The line was severely affected by the civil war and no services operated north of Vavuniya after 1990. Reconstruction of this section of the line commenced following the end of the civil war in 2009 and was fully completed in early 2015.

History

The Jaffna Railway Commission report published in 1891 recommended the construction of a new railway line (now known as the northern line) from Polgahawela to Kurunegala and a survey of a line to Jaffna. The line would join the Main Line at Polgahawela Junction, allowing trains to run to the capital Colombo. Approval was given in 1892 and the new line to Kurunegala opened on 14 February 1894. Approval was given in December 1897 for the construction of the Northern Railway and an announcement was made in the Legislative Council in October 1899 that authorisation had been given for the construction of a railway line connecting the north with Colombo.

Route description

The northern line consists of a main line running from Polgahawela to Kankesanturai and a short branch line to Mihintale. The route serves as a backbone for the country's rail services with other lines branching out from it. The Batticaloa line and the Mannar Line branch off from the northern line at Mahawa (Maho) and Medawachchiya, respectively, to serve Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Mannar, and Talaimannar. The route mainly runs through open country, across the North Central plains. At Elephant Pass, it crosses the lagoon to enter the Jaffna peninsula.

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Last Update On : 01st Thursday April, 2021

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