BRI NEWS Sri Lanka imports train from China for upcountry line

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Sri Lanka imports train from China for upcountry line

Xinhua

23:19, August 16, 2019

Sri Lanka has imported a train from China for its upcountry line at a cost of 10.3 million U.S. dollar which will be the first of nine power sets, the island's Transport Ministry said in a statement here Tuesday.

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Quoted in the local media, the Transport Ministry said the train is able to run on winding roads on the upcountry line.

The train will have two air-conditioned carriages, two second class carriages and two third class carriages and a dining car.

Sri Lanka plans to import nine trains from China for upcountry services, and the ministry hopes to start intercity services with the power sets.

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