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Puttlam Line Railway Stations, Sri Lanka

Railway Stationdistance from FortPhone Nmber
Peralanda 17.077 KM (27.48 miles) 011-2421281
Kandana 18.829 KM (30.3 miles) 011-2421281
Kapuwatte 20.556 KM (33.08 miles) 011-2421281
Ja-Ela 22.153 KM (35.65 miles) 011-2236409
Tudella 23.934 KM (38.52 miles) 011-2421281
Kudahakapola 25.18 KM (40.52 miles) 011-2421281
Alawatupitiya 26.503 KM (42.65 miles) 011-2421281
Seeduwa 28.056 KM (45.15 miles) 11-2253571
Liyanagemulla 30.124 KM (48.48 miles) 011-2421281
Katunayaka Airport 33.439 KM (53.81 miles) 011-2252271
Katunayake 32.447 KM (52.22 miles) 011-2254353
Trade Zoone 32.33 KM (52.03 miles) 011-2421281
Kurana 35.31 KM (56.83 miles) 031-3616712
Negombo 38.85 KM (62.52 miles) 031-2222271
kattuwa 42.138 KM (67.81 miles) 011-2421281
Kochchikade 45.048 KM (72.5 miles) 031-2277271
Waikkala 46.645 KM (75.07 miles) 011-2421281
Bolawatte 48.879 KM (78.66 miles) 011-2421281
Borelessa 51.377 KM (82.68 miles) 011-2421281
Lunuwila 54.354 KM (87.47 miles) 031-2255271
Tummodara 59.321 KM (95.47 miles) 011-2421281
Nattandiya 62.196 KM (100.09 miles) 032-2254271
Walahapitiya 65.157 KM (104.86 miles) 011-2421281
Kudawewa 67.781 KM (109.08 miles) 032-3290525
Nelumpokuna 70.691 KM (113.77 miles) 011-2421281
Madampe 71.996 KM (115.87 miles) 032-3247671
Kakkapalliya 76.422 KM (122.99 miles) 011-2421281
Sawarana 79.658 KM (128.2 miles) 011-2421281
Chilaw 82.462 KM (132.71 miles) 032-2222271
Manuwangama 88.84 KM (142.97 miles) 011-2421281
Bangadeniya 91.693 KM (147.57 miles) 032-2259570
Arachchikattuwa 96.18 KM (154.79 miles) 011-2421281
Anawilundawa 99.7 KM (160.45 miles) 011-2421281
Battaluoya 101.92 KM (164.02 miles) 011-2421281
Pulachchikulam 105.31 KM (169.48 miles) 011-2421281
Mundal 109.77 KM (176.66 miles) 032-3290526
Mangalaeliya 116.72 KM (187.84 miles) 011-2421281
Madurankuliya 121.67 KM (195.81 miles) 011-2421281
Erukkalam pendu 128.9 KM (207.44 miles) 011-2421281
Palavi 130.46 KM (209.96 miles) 032-2269371
Thilladiya 132.26 KM (212.85 miles) 011-2421281
Puttalam 135.11 KM (217.44 miles) 032-2265271
Noor Nagar 139.09 KM (223.84 miles) 032-3292582
Karadipuwar 147.80 KM (237.86 miles) 032-3325532
Periyanagavillu 158.59 KM (255.23 miles) 011-2421281

Sri Lanka Puttlam Railway Line Overview

Overview
OwnerSri Lanka Railways
TerminiRagama Railway Station to Periyanagavillu Railway Station
Stations42
Service
TypeIntercity rail
SystemSri Lanka Railways
Operator(s)Sri Lanka Railways
History
Opened12 May 1926
Technical
Line length133 km (83 mi)
Track gauge5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
ElectrificationNo
Operating speed100 kmph

What is Puttlam line?

The Puttalam line (originally called the North-Western Line) is a 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge railway line in the rail network of Sri Lanka. The 133 km (83 mi) railway line begins at Ragama junction and runs through the major towns along the north-west coast of the country, through to Periyanagavillu. It has forty two stations along its length.

Route definition

The line starts from Ragama and runs through the towns of Kandana, Ja-Ela, Seeduwa, Katunayake, Negombo City, Lunuwila, Naththandiya, Madampe, Chilaw, Bangadeniya, Mundel and ends at Puttalam.

The passenger trains by Sri Lanka Railways are operated up to Noor Nagar station beyond the Puttalam station and railway section beyond Noor Nagar station is used by Holcim Sri Lanka Limited for the transportation of raw materials from quarry to the factory at Puttalam.

This line is also used for the transportation of oil by trains to the Colombo International Airport.

History

Construction of the rail line to Puttalam commenced on 3 July 1907, with the laying of a railway line from Ragama to Ja-Ela. The project was initiated by Sir Henry Arthur Blake, Governor of Ceylon. The first passenger operations commenced on 9 November 1908. The Negombo railway station was opened on 1 December 1909, with the line extended to Chilaw in 1916. In November 1920 work commenced on the extension to Puttalam, which was officially opened on 12 May 1926.

In 1943 the track from Bangadeniya to Puttalam was removed, as the rails were required on other strategically important routes due to shortages caused by World War II. It was re-laid in 1946 with a number of new stations added to the line. The line was also extended beyond Puttalam to Periyanagavillu, where the route forked, with one line running to Aruwakkalu and the other to Illuwankulam.

In 2011 a 20 km (12 mi) dual track between Ragama and Ja-Ela was officially opened. In 2017 the government commenced investigating the feasibility of extending the rail line from Puttalam via Norocholai power station (servicing the country's main coal power plant) to Mahawa, connecting the Northern and Puttalam lines.

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Last Update On : 01st Thursday April, 2021

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