Puttalam railway station

Puttalam railway station is a railway station in the Puttalam District, North Western Province, Sri Lanka. The station is served by Sri Lanka Railways, which is the state-run railway operator.

Puttalam Railway Station
LocationPuttalam
Sri Lanka
Owned bySri Lanka Railways
Line(s)Puttalam Line
Platformstwo side platforms
Other information
Statusfunctioning
Station codePTM
History
Opened12 May 1926
Rebuilt1946
ElectrifiedNo

The station is located 135 kilometres (84 mi) from Colombo Fort railway station[1] and 2.04 m (6.7 ft) above sea level.

The station was the original terminus of what was originally known as the North West line. It was officially opened on 12 May 1926.[2][3][4]

In 1943 the track from Bangadeniya to Puttalam was removed, as the rails were required on other strategically important routes due to shortages caused by World War II.[5] It was re-laid in 1946 with a number of new stations added to the line. As a result, a new railway station was constructed approximately 1.6 km (0.99 mi) south-east of the town centre, with the old station becoming redundant.[6]

Continuity

Preceding station   Sri Lanka Railways   Following station
Palavi   Puttalam Line   Noor Nagar

See also

References

  1. "Station Details in Puttlam Line". Sri Lanka Railways. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  2. "Colonial Reports - Annual, Issues 1357-1377". Colonial Office. 1927: 60. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. Wijenayake, Walter (25 July 2009). "How Sri Lankan railways came into being". The Island. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  4. Dr David Hyatt (2000). "Railways of Sri Lanka" (PDF). Comrac. ISBN 0-9537304-0-9.
  5. Goonesinghe, Satish (28 January 2001). "Something to rail about". Sunday Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  6. Perera, Kanishka D. "Rail Routes of Sri Lanka - Past and Present". Model Railroad Club of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 26 June 2017.

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