MR temporarily suspends Yangon-Mawlamyine trains

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A train is seen on Yangon-Mawlamyine route. Myanma Railways (MR) suspended its operation on Yangon-Mawlamyine route follwoing the resurgence of COVID-19 in Myanmar. Photo : Supplied

By Nyein Nyein

Myanma Railways (MR) has stopped No 81 down Yangon-Mawlamyine-Ye express train and No 83 down Yangon-Mawlamyine express train out of three express trains, operating Yangon- Mawlamyine route starting from 11 September. MR has suspended its Yangon-Mawlamyine route to prevent better the coronavirus spreading around the country. MR is refunding the ticket fares to the passengers who have already bought the tickets for those trips. No 89 down express train was suspended on 11 September which is set to leave at 06:30 hours on 12 September. Additionally, the trip for Ye and Mawlamyine to Yangon has been cancelled starting from 11 September. MR will announce if there will be changes in the train schedules.
MR will also suspend its operation along other train routes except for six important ways because of the declining number of passengers, according to MR. The respective railway stations will announce the details of the train schedules. MR is operating 54 circular trains daily. Starting from 11 September, MR will run only 30 circular trains. However, the cargo trains and parcel trains will be run as usual on Yangon-Mandalay route and Mandalay- Myitkyina route, according to MR.(Translated by Hay Mar)

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