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Uttara Devi, Jaffna Train.

7:36 AM 3/31/2024

Uttara Devi (உத்தரதேவி புகையிரதம்) is the Colombo to Jaffna Train which used to start from Mount Lavania Railway Station (4017 - 4018). The train will start its return journey from Jaffna Railway Station. Check with the nearest railway station for more information on its time schedule. Currently Intercity Express, Yarl Devi, Uttara Devi and Vavuniya Nightmails used to operate between Colombo Fort, Mt.Lavania and KKS railway stations. (Includes stopping in Colombo Fort and Jaffna stations). Take note that in Sri Lanka standing passengers are allowed in the Jaffna bound trains in the unreserved 3rd Class compartments.

Northern Line Railway Track repair work had been started once again from 07th of January 2024. You have to use the connecting bus service between the Mahava and Anuradhapura stations during this period. In addition you can travel by direct Luxury Bus from Jaffna to Colombo and Colombo to Jaffna.
Luxury bus Fare is Rs 3,000/-+ (One Way) for a passenger on this route.
The track repair works are expected to be completed by June 2024.

Uttara Devi Train - உத்தரதேவி புகையிரதம் (Vavuniya Intercity 4017 - 4018) Ticket Prices.

Uttara Devi First Class Ticket Price: Rs 3,200/-
Second Class Reserved Rs 2,500/-
Third Class Reserved Rs 1,800/-
Please contact the nearest Railway station to find on this Train's Timing and for the latest ticket price.

Colombo Fort Departure Time: 11:50 AM - (Train Number: 4017)
Arrival Jaffna: 18:15 PM arrival Kankesanthurai 18:47 PM
Jaffna Departure Time: 05:56 AM - (Train Number: 4018)
Arrival Colombo Fort: 12:55 PM

Uttara Devi (உத்தரதேவி புகையிரதம்) did started its official run with the New Indian S13 Class Engine and Compartments on 27th December 2019. During the war time its service was interrupted and passengers were unable to make their full journey in those times. Now it is operating daily between Colombo and Jaffna on regular basis. It got passenger capacity of 762 with 12 coaches and two driving power cars. Two driving trailer coaches are with economy class seating, 2 air-conditioned cars, 2 business class cars with 125 Km/h speed. On normal route the train will stop at Gampaha, Polgahawela, Kurunegala, Maho, Galgamuwa, Anuradhapura, Medawachchiya, Vavuniya, Mankulam, Kilinochchi, Palai, Kodikamam and at the Jaffna railway station. It will then proceed up to Kankesanthurai railway station. Uttara Devi Train with the Indian S13 New High Speed Engine and Luxury compartments used to offer passengers can view GPS based current location through LCD display. It also can indicate its speed, location and other important information.

New S13 Uttaradevi train Seating.

  • 2 driving cars with 5 Economic class coaches 94 seats
  • Two driving tailors, 60 seats
  • 2 Air-conditioned coaches, 52 seats
  • Two Business class coaches, 64 seats
  • 5 Economic class coaches 94 seats

Already there are trains like Yarl Devi, Jaffna mail Train, Jaffna Intercity, Express Jaffna train and Saturday Special trains are operating in this Colombo to Jaffna train sector. The newly imported compartments for the Jaffna bound Uttaradevi train got revolving chairs, USB Charger, Wi-Fi facility, LCD TV screens and got automatic sensor operated sliding doors too. There are special WC facilities are available for to accommodate disabled passengers to use them.

Earlier Uttaradevi's name was changed to Deyata Kirula Intercity and was launched after the war. Now it is once again re-named as Uttara Devi the Jaffna Train.

Futures of the Jaffna Bound Train Uttara Devi (உத்தரதேவி புகையிரதம்).

The Jaffna Colombo Uttaradevi train is expected to have 13 compartments with first class, second class and third class seats in it. It is expected to carry large number of passengers in it. One 1,800HP diesel locomotive engine will power the Uttaradevi trains while most of its external parts are made of stainless steel to guard it against corrosion. Lot of people at the Jaffna railway station welcomed this train and they were allowed to enter in to compartments to have a look at those facilities. Now lot of videos and photos are surfacing in the social media pages with the Uttradevi train’s exterior and interior section.

The new Uttara Devi train service from Colombo to Jaffna with the name Uttaradevi was started in the year 2019.
If there is any cancellation the Station Master will make announcement about through the public system.
Those who had purchased train tickets will be refunded fully without any deductions.
If the train has stopped at any place due to weather or mechanical failure the Railway Department will provide free transport through SLTB busses.

Uttara Devi (உத்தரதேவி புகையிரதம்) Train Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l2baMZtsao

Sri Lanka Railway's Brand New Class S13 DEMU Trial Run Colombo to Jaffna. It is named as Uttara Devi. Here.

Train Service ticket reservation online here.

Jaffna Train Uttaradevi

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