Colombo Fort Railway Station
Fort Railway Station, in the heart of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital of Colombo, was built by the British in 1917, and is strongly reminiscent of the celebrated Manchester Victoria station in the UK.
The rapid development of pre-independence Ceylon’s rail infrastructure mirrors the export value of coffee, tea, coconut and rubber to our economic development.
Built on land reclaimed from Beira Lake, the station is now the Colombo city terminus and connection point for all the main lines leading north, south and east, including the express link to the international airport.
It is also a start point for visits to our many upcountry tourist destinations, providing train journeys that have been lauded as being among the most beautiful and scenic in the world.