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Special train services for school vacation, Esala festival

A special train service will be deployed from Colombo Fort to Badulla during the school vacation season, the Railways Department said in a statement.

The train will run from Colombo Fort to Badulla at 07.10 am on 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 August and 1 September.

Arrangements have also been made for a train service from the Badulla railway station to Colombo Fort at 7.30am on 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31 August and 2 September.

The weekend train that runs from Kandy to Ella at 07.40am and air-conditioned express train from Ella station to Kandy at 02.15 pm will run from 10 to 14 August. This train service will also be available for the Kandy Esala Festival, the Department said.