By Nyein Nyein
The Myanma Railways (MR) has announced a special up and down train service between Yangon and Mandalay during the December holidays to ensure smooth transportation for travellers.
The special trains will run along the Yangon-Mandalay route on 27 and 30 December and along the Mandalay-Yangon route on 29 December and 1 January.
The up trains will leave Yangon at 4:30 pm and arrive in Mandalay at 10:15 am the next day. The down trains will depart from Mandalay at 5 pm and arrive in Yangon at 11 am the next day.
The special trains will have eight ordinary class coaches, four upper-class seaters, one upper class sleeper, and one brake van. The special trains will halt at Toe Gyaung Kalay, Bago, Daik-U, Pyuntaza, Nyaunglebin, Peinzalot, Kyauktaga, Kanyutkwin, Pyu, Toungoo, Ela, Pyinmana, Nay Pyi Taw, Tatkone, Yamethin, Pyawbwe, Nyaungyan, Thazi, Thetaw, Myittha, and Kyaukse stations.
Sale of upper class tickets for the 27 December train began on 25 December.
Yangon-Mandalay train tickets are priced at K9,300 for upper-class coaches, K4,650 for ordinary class coaches, and K12,750 for upper class sleepers. Tickets for the special trains will be sold from 7 am at the Yangon Central Railway Station, according to MR. (Translated by Hay Mar)