The Sri Lanka Railway Department today announced the introduction of a super luxury compartment with adjustable box seats on one of the trains travelling from Colombo to Matara via Galle.
Railways Superintendent L.A.R Rathnayake said for the present it would be only one additional compartment that will have this facility.
“This is a train that normally runs from Colombo to Galle and Matara, and will have one additional compartment with adjustable seats. The compartment was modified at the workshop in Ratmalana” Mr.Ratanayake said.
He said that though this is the first of its kind, the luxury facility would be provided to other trains as well in the future.
The train will make its inaugural journey on September 20 at 6.30 a.m. from the Maradana Railway Station.
Officials said a ticket from Colombo to Galle would be priced at Rs. 800 while the ticket from Colombo to Matara would be priced at Rs.1,000 officials said.