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Colombo to Jaffna Uttara Devi First Class Ticket Price: Rs 1,700/-
Jaffna to Colombo Second Class Ticket Price: Rs 850/-
|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 started its official run with the New Indian S13 Class Engine and Compartments on 27th December 2019 from Colombo. It is now operating between Colombo and Jaffna on regular basis. Its passenger capacity of 762 with 12 coaches with 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 the Jaffna railway stations up to Kankesanthurai.
Uttaradevi Train with the Indian S13 New High Speed Engine and Luxury compartments did its second test run on the Northern Line on 14th January 2019.
Passengers can view GPS based passenger information through LCD display indicating speed, location and announcement.
Already there is 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 Uttara devi train got revolving chairs, USB Charger, Wi-Fi facility, LCD TV screens and got automatic sensor operated sliding doors too. WC facilities are specially made to accommodate disabled passengers to use them.
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 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. A 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 Uttaradevi is expected to commence by 2019.