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. For Colombo Fort Railway Station and beyond, use our Colombo online journey planner to get the most from your Colombo vacation.
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  • Do not expect a large station or anything photographed, it is simply an old station with the Asian charm of chaos and the pasotismo of the staff. Sooner or later you'll have to step on, either to go to the Pettah market or to take a train and follow route over seat.
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  • In the station there is a tourist office run buy a guy called Sampath. He promised us the best tour with 1st class tickets (for which we paid handsomely) but ripped us off as soon as our tour started....  more »
  • Once we knew we wanted to ride the old train from Colombo-Kandy, we searched online for how to purchase tickets. It's highly recommended to purchase them a month prior to your travel day, as the 1st a...  more »
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