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Nuwara Eliya /Central
|Pattipola railway station|
Pattipola railway station
This is a most famous railway station, 224km away from Colombo Fort and located between Ambewela railway station and Ohiya railway station on the Main Line in Nuwara Eliya district in Central province. It is the highest railway station in Sri Lanka with altitude of 1897.5 /m high above mean sea level.station has one platform with two track as a siding loop Station and all the trains that running on the main line are stop at the station.
Station Code is P P L
Station Code is P P L
Pattipola Railway Station Timetable
Pattipola To Badulla Timetable
Pattipola To Kandy Colombo Fort Timetable
Colombo Fort to Pattipola Time table
|1005||05.55||View Time table Train No 1005-1006||View tickets prices From Colombo Fort to Pattipola|
|1007||08.10||View Time table Train No 1007-1008|
|1015||09.45||View Time table Train No 1015-1016|
|1045||20.00||View Time table Train No 1045-1046|
Sri Lank railways started construction of the Main line in 1863 in the title of “Ceylon Government Railway” or "C G R" by the British colonial administration. The first part of the main line, Colombo to Ambepussa commenced on 27 December 1864 and section of Nanuoya to Haputale opened to the public on 1893. It was included such as Ambewela, Pattipola and Ohiya railway Station.
Line passes Nanuoya at elevation of 1613 m and starts climb to 116m in 5km distance to Parakumpura railway station. It is at 1729/m H.A.M.S.L. in the picture illustrated below; it seems this part of the way is one of the steepest gradients of the track.
Elevation and Distance Chart
graphs not drawn to scaletrack continuous to Ambewela where its way, right of the Mepilimana Mountain, Elgin Falls and leaves one small river named Dambagasthalawa and reaches its the highest stop Pattipola, altitude of 1891/M high above mean sea level.
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Railway Summit in Sri LankaJust after past the station about 2km, route reach its highest point, “Summit level” at 224km on the route with altitude of 1898.1/m.
now, route begins descent and continues through the tunnel “T No 18” 321.95/m long at few kilometers after the railway summit which is the third longest tunnel in Sri Lanka. It is also the demarcation of Central province and Uwa province.
Collapse of tunnel 18In 1951, Tunnel 18 was collapse because activities of the Garret Engines that were running on the Main Line in that time. After the biggest engineer efforts, the tunnel repaired permanently in 1981 by Mr. Priyal De Silva ( view closed railway stations in Sri Lanka) who was the District engineer - Upper district of the Sri Lanka railways
|Notice at the tunnel 18|