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Demodara Loop, Ella

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  • I will be honest and will go straight to the point. In my opinion, the "Demodara loop" is the best part of the Ella train. You will experience a fascinating short journey (6 kms long), avoiding the sc...  more »
  • We caught the train from Ella to Demodara to ride across the Nine Arch Bridge. That was fun. At Demodara you can watch the train loop back under the station. The station itself is quaint. It probably ...  more »
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  • The rail loop is approximately 900 metres (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 spiral loop. During the construction of the rail extension to Badulla the engineers and surveyors found that elevation between the hills at Demodara was too much for the track to negotiate, with the maximum inclination allowed by the Ceylon Government Railway being one foot per 44 feet (1/44), an innovative track design had to be devised.
  • Can call it as a silent, calm and Romantic Railway station.
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