Matara railway station

Matara railway station is a station in Matara, Sri Lanka. It is owned and operated by Sri Lanka Railways. Matara railway station opened on 17 December 1895 as the terminus of the Coastal Line.

Matara

මාතර
மாத்தறை
Sri Lankan Railway Station
Matara Railway Station.jpg
Train waiting at Matara Railway Station
LocationMatara, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Owned bySri Lanka Railways
Line(s)Coastal Line (Sri Lanka)
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMTR
ElectrifiedNo

LocationEdit

Matara station is located in the centre of the city, north of the Nilwala River.

LayoutEdit

Matara railway station is designed as through station, despite it being the coastal line's current terminus.

ServicesEdit

 
Trains at Matara station

Matara station is served by the Ruhunu Kumari, Galu Kumari, Rajarata Rejini and Sagarika trains. Many other services also operate at Matara.[1] Local trains within the Southern Province connect Matara with Galle, calling at local stations along the route.

Inter-city trainsEdit

Service[2] Route[2] Frequency[2]
8039 Colombo Maradana – Colombo Fort – Panadura - Galle – Matara Daily
8040 Colombo Maradana – Colombo Fort – Panadura - Galle – Matara Daily
8050 & 8051 Colombo Maradana – Colombo Fort – Panadura - Galle – Matara Daily
8056 & 8057 Galu Kumari Colombo Maradana – Colombo Fort – Panadura - Galle – Matara Daily
8058 & 8059 Ruhunu Kumari Colombo Maradana – Colombo Fort – Panadura - Galle – Matara Daily
8085 & 8086 Colombo Fort – Panadura - Galle – Matara Daily
8093 Colombo Maradana – Colombo Fort – Panadura - Galle – Matara Saturdays
8096 & 8097 Sagarika Colombo Maradana – Colombo Fort – Panadura - Galle – Matara Daily (Different times for weekends)
8311 Colombo Maradana – Colombo Fort – Panadura - Galle - Matara Daily
8766 Colombo Maradana – Colombo Fort – Panadura - Galle – Matara Monday – Friday

Local trainsEdit

Service[2] Route[2] Frequency[2]
8752, 8338, 8340, 8345, & 8368 Local trains Galle – Matara Monday – Friday

ContinuityEdit

Preceding station   Sri Lanka Railways   Following station
Walgama   Coastal Line local trains   Terminus
Weligama[citation needed]   Coastal Line inter-city trains   Terminus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.infolanka.com/org/mrail/rroutes.html The Rail Routes of Sri Lanka
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Train Schedule". Government Information Centre. Government of Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.