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train ticket

jonkoping
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We plan to go by train from Colombo Fort to Kekirawa. Is it possible to buy reservated seats in second class or is it first guy to the seat? Can you buy this ticket one or two days in advance? How long time before the train will leave can you enter the train to have a seat if it is not possible to make a reservation? If it is not possible to make reservation in second class can you make a reservation in first class? Can you in this case make a reservation one or two days in advance?

We are a little bit worried if not not can have a seat at the train.

bye

Goran

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: train ticket

Hi Goran,

This is the Batti train. No 1st class and no 2nd class seat reservations as far as I know. Never had problems getting a seat in it though, over 3-4 journeys over the last few years. Generally the train is open for boarding at Fort 20 mins before departure, so enough chance to grab a seat.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: train ticket

Railways website shows that it should be possible to make seat reservations for train # 6011 departing Colombo Fort at 06:10 from 10 days before date of travel. The website is not always up-to-date, so if you are in Colombo a few days before travel you could go to Colombo Fort Railway Station and inquire.

www.railway.gov.lk/index.php…

Hans

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