Who We Are
Colombo Suburban Region of the Sri Lanka Railway Network includes railway lines from Colombo to Rambukkana (85km) on the Main Line, Colombo to Panadura (45km) on the Coastal Line, Colombo to Avissawella (65km) on the Kelani Valley Line and Ragama to Negambo (30km) on the Puttlam Line.
Colombo Suburban Railway Project (CSRP), funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) was initiated under the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation on 7th of July 2016 with the commencement of Pre-feasibility Study covering the Colombo Suburban Region of Sri Lanka Railway Network.
Considering the ComTrans Transport Master Plan Study (JICA Funded) carried out by the Ministry of Transport, the Pre-feasibility Study of CSRP, was focused towards passenger and freight demands for Sri Lanka Railways by 2025 and 2035. The study included, identifying the requirement of Infrastructure Development, Passenger Needs, Hauling Power transition from Diesel to Electric, Improvements to Business Processes etc.
The project progressed and entered into Feasibility and Detailed Design stage in December 2017 and hence, the Detailed Designs for, (1) construction of 105 Km of additional tracks, (2) rehabilitation of 210 Km of existing tracks, (3) development of Railway Stations with Multi-model features, (4) electrification and signalling system, (5) development of maintenance facilities and (6) acquisition of new Rolling Stock, are being prepared. Preparation of detailed designs and bid documents will be finished in December 2020.Learn More
To develop Sri Lanka Railways in the Colombo Suburban Region to ensure its contribution to the National Transport System for next 20 years.
Kelani Valley Line Development
The Kelani Velley line extending from Maradana to Avissawella is 60 km with daily passenger volume of 14,600 at present.
Main Line Development
Rambukkana is 83 km away from Maradana and is the end station of the double line section in the 291 km long Main Line. The daily ridership is approximately 100,000.
Coastal Line Development
Coastal Line of the Sri Lanka is 159 km long and Kaluthara South is 43.0 km away from Maradana. The daily passenger volume in the section upto Kaluthara is approximately 80.000.
Puttalam Line Development
Puttlam Line deviates from Main Line at Ragama runs upto Puttlam and the line length is 133 km from Maradana with daily passenger volume of 20,000.
Railway ticketing and Seat Reservation System
A modern ticketing system for the Sri Lanka Railway with mobile app.
Railway Islandwide Radio Telecommunication System
The existing radio telecommunication system covering all railway stations.
We will repair existing rail tracks in line with the programme of adding value to train services; the Sri Lanka Railway Authority will be given adequate powers to ensure that they provide an efficient, clean and reliable train service to the general public and tourists.
- Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour, page 55