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  • S14 diesel trainset supplied to Sri Lanka by CRRC Qingdao Sifang
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    CRRC trainset enters service in Sri Lanka

    2019-12-24T06:00:00Z

    SRI LANKA: The first of nine S14 diesel trainsets being supplied by CRRC Qingdao Sifang has entered revenue service on the Colombo Fort – Badulla line, which has a journey time of 8 h 43 min. Sri Lankan Railways ordered the ...

  • The Asian Development Bank has approved its first loan to Sri Lanka’s railway sector.
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    ADB finances Sri Lanka railway modernisation programme

    2019-08-19T13:06:19Z

    SRI LANKA: The Asian Development Bank has approved its first loan to Sri Lanka’s railway sector, providing US$160m towards the US$192m Railway Efficiency Improvement Project. The government is to provide the remaining $32m for the project, which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2024. Noting that Sri ...

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    IRCON to undertake Sri Lanka railway upgrade

    2019-07-25T13:00:00Z

    SRI LANKA: A US$91·3m contract for the modernisation of the 130 km Maho – Omanthai line was signed by the government and Indian Railways subsidiary IRCON International on July 18. The 36-month project will raise the line speed from 60 km/h to 120 km/h and eliminate 40 km/h speed ...

  • The 26·8 km Matara – Beliatta railway was officially opened by Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga.
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    Sri Lanka opens first phase of China-financed Southern Railway line

    2019-04-09T13:48:57Z

    SRI LANKA: The 26·8 km Matara – Beliatta first phase of the Southern Railway project was officially opened by Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga on April 8. The US$278m cost of Phase 1 was financed through a 20-year loan agreed by Export-Import Bank of China and the ...

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    Colombo light rail loan agreement signed

    2019-03-12T08:00:00Z

    SRI LANKA: The government signed a loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency on March 11 for a planned light rail project in Colombo. The 40-year ¥30·04bn loan has a 12-year grace period, and specifies the use of Japanese technology, including rolling stock and electromechanical equipment. The 15·7 ...

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    Revised Colombo light rail plan approved

    2019-01-22T14:48:02Z

    SRI LANKA: The government has approved a revised plan for a light rail line to be built in Colombo, and plans to sign a loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency. The 17 km line with 16 stops would link Colombo Fort Multimodal Transport Hub with Malabe. Work is ...

  • Integral Coach factory is building six 13-car diesel-electric multiple-units for Sri Lanka Railways.
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    ICF unveils Sri Lanka Railways diesel-electric multiple units

    2018-11-12T13:02:15Z

    SRI LANKA: The first of six 13-car diesel-electric multiple-units which Indian Railways’ Integral Coach factory is building for Sri Lanka Railways was unveiled at the manufacturer’s plant in Chennai on November 12 . The order was placed with ICF and RITES under an India-Sri Lanka economic co-operation agreement. It covers ...