“Ella Odyssey” journeys increased
The number of weekly journeys of the “Ella Odyssey” has been doubled.
Sri Lanka Railways said the decision has been made considering requests made by local and international tourists.
The inter-city super luxury train which operates between Colombo and Badulla runs only on weekends.
However, a decision has been taken to increase the number of weekly journeys from the 8th of September.
Accordingly, in addition to the weekend train journeys, the “Ella Odyssey” will leave for Badulla from Colombo on Thursdays and return on Fridays.
The “Ella Odyssey” currently leaves the Colombo Fort Railway station at 5.30am on Saturdays and will reach Badulla at 3.55pm.
It leaves the Badulla station at 9.50am on Sunday and is scheduled to reach Colombo at 7.20pm.
The “Ella Odyssey” stops at Gampaha, Veyangoda, Polgahawela, Rambukkana, Peradeniya, Kandy, Nawalapitiya, Nanuoya, Haputale, Diyatalawa, Bandarawela, and Ella stations before ending the journey in Badulla.
Meanwhile, tickets for the train can be reserved 14 days in advance.