Hi. Our family of 4 (my wife and I and our 9-year old twins) are planning to travel from Tissa to Kandy on 19th April. Our plan was to get a taxi from Tissa to Haputale and then get the train from there. We couldn't book our train ticket from UK, so today we tried to book it at Galle station - but we've been told all the reservable tickets are gone but we could try turning up at Haputale station and getting on 3rd class. So:
1) What are our chances of getting on the train? Do they turn people away once train is full?
2) What's 3rd class like? Will there be room for our luggage?
3) Any suggestions about other ways we can get to Kandy? We did want to try the train as it sounds like an enjoyable experience - but we'll consider something else. We can't really change the dates.
Thanks in advance for any help.