Idalgashinna railway station

Idalgashinna Railway Station is the 68th station on the Main Line, located between Haputale and Ohiya railway stations in Badulla District, Uva Province. It is located 8 km (5.0 mi) west of Haputale, at an elevation of 1,615 metres (5,299 ft) above sea level. The station was built after the track was extended in 1893, from the Nanu Oya railway station to Haputale.

Idalgashinna Railway Station

ඉදල්ගස්හින්න දුම්රිය ස්ථානය
Railway Station
Idalgashinna railway station (2017)
LocationSri Lanka
Coordinates6.779413°N 80.896857°E / 6.779413; 80.896857[1]
Owned bySri Lanka Railways
Operated bySri Lanka Railways
Line(s)Main Line
Distance240.28 km (149.30 mi) (from Fort)[2]
Other information
Station codeIGH

The 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge main line between Haputale and Idalgashinna is regarded to have a notably scenic view due to the land falling away steeply both sides. The view on the northern side of the station extends beyond Boralanda and Welimada up to Udupussellawa and Hakgala, with the southern side encompassing Beragala down to the coast at Hambantota and the Udawalawa reservoir clearly visible.

It is serviced by the express trains such as Podi Menike, Udarata Menike and Night mail train, as well as all local trains running on the main line.

There are 14 tunnels between the Ohiya and Idalgashinna railway stations.


Preceding station   Sri Lanka Railways   Following station
Haputale   Main Line   Ohiya

See also


  1. "DistancesTo".
  2. "Rail Road Distance in Sri Lanka".
  3. "Daily News". IESL proposes railway electrification project. 25 December 2010. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012.

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