For better travelling in Yangon/Nay Pyi Taw/Yangon trip Myanmar Railway is arranging to run new air-con RBE at the end of this year, per source of MR.
Currently, MR (Yangon) has submitted report to Nay Pyi Taw (Head Office) and after getting permission, train schedule and ticket fair will be announced.
” On 20 December, MR officers will drive a test run Yangon/Nay Pyi Taw/Yangon and study timings and route situation. On the trial runs, no passengers allowed. According to schedule, leave Nay Pyi Taw on Fri and Yangon on Sun, the test will start,” said Officer U Aung Kyaw of Mechanic/transportation of MR.
MR has developed more than the past and with the connection with international, as an upgrade procedure, the past-used train coaches will be installed air-con within this year, per source of MR’s announcement.
The present 100,000 commuters use circular trains per day in Yangon ;within 20 years Japan will mainly aid for about 3 million Yangonites to use circular train daily.
In 2040, Ministry of Railway will extend five new railway lines in Yangon and so there will be eight railway lines in total and total railway line will be 350 kilo meters in length.
Source : Traveller (From Sept 21 to Sept 27 )Vol 3, No 15