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mixed versus long distance train

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mixed versus long distance train

Sorry if this question has been answered here, but if it has I can't find it. Are the carriage options the same on mixed and long distance trains? We've travelled very comfortably in 2nd class carriages, but had a quite uncomfortable trip on a train with only"side-facing" seats that I don't care to repeat.

thanks,

Alison

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: mixed versus long distance train

Hi Allison,

Long distance trains TEND to have full carriages with chairs but esp. on the coastal line there are exceptions yes. And the timetable on the website hardly gives predictable info. So the only safe way there is to inquire at stations which stock is in use. The side-facing model you had is locally known as the Indian/Japanese/Chinese 'power sets'...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: mixed versus long distance train

Thanks so much for the helpful and quick response. Much appreciated.

Alison

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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3. Re: mixed versus long distance train

all the long distance trains to Kandy, Badulla, Vavuniya, Batticaloa, Trinco will have comfortable 2nd class carriages. If you are travelling to that area do not worry.

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