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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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  • In Sri Lanka people mostly use trains because of low cost and fast transportation. But it has limited locations to travel by train. But if you will travel by train it will be great experience.  more »
  • I have been to Kandy from fort station early morning. Station was nice and clean tough station needs renovation. Was able to get tickets day before for Kandy.  more »
  • Except the colonial architecture , the place is very badly maintained. I guess this is a problem with Sri Lankan transportation system in general. They could have done a lot with this place as a touri...  more »