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Colombo Fort Railway Station, Colombo

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Visit the major rail hub of the region at Colombo Fort Railway Station, with lines servicing most of the main cities in the country. From this central station, you can explore a bustling marketplace, or just find somewhere to sit and people-watch among the buzz of activity. Take a moment to absorb the station's design, which dates back to 1917: modeled on Manchester Victoria station in England, it stands on land reclaimed from a lake. Remember when riding the train here: you have to be quick and unforgiving to get a seat, so arrive early. Using our world travel planner, Colombo attractions like Colombo Fort Railway Station can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is the central hub station for railway in Sri Lanka. Need to improve a lot in terms of neatness, cleanness, quality and a lot of other things if we want to call ourselves a tourist friendly count...  more »
  • I have been to the for railway station many times. The service we get from teh staff at thr railway station is good but needs to improve. I would be much happier if they could smile and be a little bi...  more »
  • Used this station to get to Hikkaduwa and Kandy. It is easy to buy tickets and a decent amount of staff giving directions. There is at least one ATM for international cards. Plenty of rickshaws and ca...  more »