Train fares to cost more from tomorrow

Train fares to cost more from tomorrow

March 31, 2013   05:50 pm

The Railway Department said that intercity train and special compartment fares will be increased by 10% to 40% with effect from tomorrow (April 01).

However, office and genral compartment fares will not be increased, Railways Commercial Superintendent, Sisira Kumara said.

Accordingly the price of a Colombo –Kandy Second Class ticket will be increased by Rs 60 while the First Class ticket will be increased by Rs 140.

 Therefore the new price of a Second Class ticket will be Rs 280 while the First Class fare will be Rs 500.

Fares for sleeping cabins in intercity trains will be increased from Rs 750 to Rs 1,250 and observation deck fare will be increased to R 1,000.

Second Class fare of Colombo-Anuradhapura intercity train has been increased by Rs 100 and therefore the new price will Rs 480, the Sri Lanka Railways said. 

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