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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  • Important advice - get here with plentyof time to spare! There are people everywhere, trains coming and going, bewildered tourists wandering around, locals cramming ontop carriages and no signs or...  more »
  • We took the train from Weligama to Colombo. It was a terrible 4-hour journey. We were not prepared for the trains to be that crowded. We didn't have place to even stand properly, let alone keep...  more »

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