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Wattegama Railway Station Contact Number, Sri Lanka

Name : Wattegama Railway Station
Location : Wattegama
Distance from Fort : 132.88 KM (213.85 miles)
Phone Number : 081-2476271
Web : [email protected]

Wattegama Train Station and Matale Line Overview

Overview
StatusFunctioning
OwnerSri Lanka Railways
LocaleSri Lanka
TerminiPeradeniya Junction to Matale
Stations20 stations
Websitewww.railway.gov.lk
Service
TypeRegional rail
SystemSri Lanka Railways
Operator(s)Sri Lanka Railways
Technical
Line length33.8 km (21.0 mi)
Number of tracksSingle track: Peradeniya Junction to Matale
Track gauge5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
ElectrificationNo

What is Matale Line?

Inaugurated in 1880, the Matale line (sometimes referred to as the Kandy line) is a branch railway line in Sri Lanka. Operated by Sri Lanka Railways, the line includes some of the busiest rail services in the country.

History

The 28.2 km (17.5 mi) route was surveyed between 1875 and 1877. In May 1878 the contract to construct the rail line was issued to David Reid for Rs. 1,782,408. The total estimated cost of the Matale extension amounted to Rs. 3,300,000, being a rate of Rs. 189,247 per mile. The line was opened for traffic on 4 October 1880 by the Governor, Sir James Longden, eight months earlier than the contract date, for which Reid was given a Rs. 35,000 bonus.

Route definition

The Matale line begins at Peradeniya Junction and runs east towards Kandy Railway Station. It then turns north and runs through Katugastota and Wattegama before reaching the Matale District. It passes through Ukuwela before terminating at the Matale Railway Station.

Kandy To Matale Daily Train schedule (Train Timetable)
StartingtimeDestinationTimeFrequency
Kandy05.00Matale06.13Daily
Kandy07.04Matale08.38Daily
Kandy10.20Matale11.40Daily
Kandy14.00Matale15.23Daily
Kandy17.10Matale18.23Daily
Kandy18.40Matale20.03Daily
Matale To Kandy Daily Train schedule (Train Timetable)
StartingtimeDestinationTimeFrequency
Matale05.00Kandy06.20Daily
Matale06.40 Kandy07.55Daily
Matale10.15Kandy11.45Daily
Matale13.55Kandy15.25Daily
Matale17.00Kandy18.28Daily
Matale18.40Kandy20.00Daily

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Last Update On : 01st Thursday April, 2021

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