Demodara Railway Station

Demodara Railway Station

Demodara Railway Station is situated between Ella Railway Station and Uduwara Railway Station on the Main railway line.

The station has only one platform with a crossing loop and all trains that Badulla inbound and outbound trains serve the station.

Demodara Station opened to the public on 5 February 1923,

This beautiful railway station is located 912.5 m (2,994 ft) above mean sea level and 8 km (5.0 mi) away from Badulla town, Uva Province.

The station is most notable for its spiral rail line at this location, popularly known as the 'Demodara Loop' where trains hide beneath the ground. The rail line passes under itself, going around the loop and emerging from a tunnel, which runs directly beneath the Demodara railway station.

Demodara Railway Loop

📷 Nishan Kulasingha

The rail loop is approximately 900 meters (3,000 ft) long and the tunnel is 320 m (1,050 ft) in length. It is considered the only loop in the world with a railway station situated exactly over a tunnel at a spiral loop. You can observe the train going beneath the Demodara railway station through the tunnel just away from the same railway station.

Contact Information

General Contact Number +94552294171
AddressDemodara Railway Station, Demodara

Additional Information

Station NameDemodara
Track Number01
Station CodeDDR
Distance from Colombo Fort277.71 KM
Height Above Mean Sea Level912.5 Meters

Places to Stay in Demodara


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