Redefining rail travel in Sri Lanka, Expo Rail gives you yet another first, adding luxury compartments to Vavuniya from Colombo with passengers having the option to board the carriage from any stop on the journey, on any day of the week. The train departs from the Fort Railway station in Colombo at 4.20 PM and arrives in Vavuniya at 9.10 PM. The departure from Vavuniya is at 05.45 AM arriving in Colombo at 10.25 in the morning. The journey is so much more enjoyable as this luxury journey takes approximately only 5 hours while it will take a passenger an average 7-8 hours on a good day to reach Vavuniya by road in private transport and even more by bus.
Speaking on the journey Expo Rail has been on so far, Group CEO Hanif Yusoof stated, “Expo Rail commenced its journey as the first luxury compartment in the Kandy intercity train on October 1, 2011 and added Badulla to its list of destinations on December 10, 2011. The first train to Vavuniya flagged off on January 31, 2012 making it the fastest growing luxury train service provider in Sri Lanka. The Colombo – Kandy intercity operates daily from both destinations while the Colombo – Badulla train operates on alternate days. Expo Rail is set to further expand its operations, with Trincomalee set to be the next destination”.
Expo Rail ensures its passengers a unique travel experience, with each and every facet of the luxury train compartment designed with comfort in mind. The onboard crew meets and greets each passenger welcoming them to the fully equipped state-of-the-art carriages which rank among the most up-to-date modes of rail transportation.
Luxurious reclining seats for spacious comfort and relaxation, fully air-conditioned carriages with individual power outlets per seat and free Wi-F along with Wide Screen LCD televisions are set up to enhance your journey with comfort and entertainment, as the meals served on board add a new dimension to service standards in rail travel. Some of the other facilities include spacious overhead compartments, ‘First Aid’ treatment on hand and clean Wash Rooms with a cabin crew onboard offering you a personalized service.
‘Expo Rail’, the super luxury train service by Expolanka Holdings, has indeed redefined train travel in Sri Lanka. The assurance of a first class service in all spheres is something that has been missing in the Sri Lankan holiday package and Expolanka’s progress in this field is a step towards increasing the nation’s potential in travel and tourism thus helping to make the country a “must visit” destination that is desired by travellers across the globe.
As a value added service to all travellers; Expo Rail has set up online bookings and information dissemination through its dedicated website www.exporail.lk.
Expolanka Holdings PLC
- the Holding Company of the Expolanka Group, commenced operations in 1978. The company is listed in the Main Board of the Colombo Stock Exchange as a diversified conglomerate. With diversified interests in Transportation, International Trading, Manufacturing and Strategic Investments sectors, the Group, which has a global presence in over 12 countries and 38 cities, has 46 subsidiaries and joint venture companies. Expolanka Holdings PLC posted a net profit of Rs. 1.3 Billion in the year ended March 31, 2011. Additional information about Expolanka Holdings PLC is available at www.expolanka.com