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Trains to Jaffna?

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Trains to Jaffna?

I was having a peruse in Seat 61 and came across a little tidbit that said that in June 2014 it is expected that the line between Colombo to Jaffna will be up and running (I am guessing what I read was written in 2012). Are there trains between Colombo and Jaffna at the moment (or indeed a train line). If yes, anyone know the frequency?

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1. Re: Trains to Jaffna?

Hi there,

Seat61 even has the full timetable! End point for now is Pallai, not yet Jaffna, but that's only a further 10-20 km to bridge.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Trains to Jaffna?

Trains run as far as Pallai.

www.gic.gov.lk/gic/index.php…

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3. Re: Trains to Jaffna?

Thanks.

Shows I should have looked further within seat 61. I will have a look at the timetable as it seems like a good start for me after Colombo to head to Jaffna first and then South for my 3 weeks.

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4. Re: Trains to Jaffna?

No need as I see Hans has provided a link. Thanks for that.

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