The latest Train to join the Sri Lankan Railways. Very First Trial Run of S12
Sri Lanka Railways Class S12 is a diesel multiple-unit (DMU) train model, built for Sri Lanka Railways by China's CSR Corporation. The DMUs are currently being imported in phases, with the first batch arriving in Sri Lanka in August 2012. They were built to replace locomotive-hauled passenger trains. Seven of the S12 DMUs were ordered to strengthen long-distance travel on the Main line from Colombo to Badulla. Four of S12s will serve the Kelani Valley Line. The remaining two will be designed as luxury trains