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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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  • We were here twice, while we took a train to Galle ( we missed it) and another when we got down on our way back from Jaffna. The platforms are clean enough but there is always a definite crowd, which ...  more »
  • Fantastic trip through Pettah Market to find this if you want a true local experience and enjoy mixing with the average guy in the street this is a must ...We were allowed to go in and photograph the ...  more »
  • busy & main station in sri lanka. full of people but that is ok. luggage room is quite small but staff is kind enough. cheap price for luggage store. good