THE state-run Myanma Railways said it will operate special trains for Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay journey for the convenience of commuters who will return to their residences during the period of Thadingyut festival of lights.
Under the schedules, the trains left the administrative capital Nay Pyi Taw at 9 pm on 22 October and it will arrive in Yangon at 7 am on 23 October. The train from Yangon will depart at 6 pm on 23 October and arrive in Mandalay at 8:45 am on 24 October.
The train from Mandalay will depart at 6:15 pm on 25 October and arrive in Yangon at 9 am on 25 October.
The train will leave Yangon at 9:30 am and arrive in Nay Pyi Taw at 7 am on 26 October.
The special trains will stop at every railway stations in Bago, Taungoo, Pyinmana, Nay Pyi Taw and Thazi.
Tickets are available at railway stations in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay starting on 21 October. Tickets are sold at a regular price, according to the railway authorities.
The Myanma Railways is putting more efforts to offer better services to the commuters through several railway improvement projects, including repair of railroads, replacement of carriages and installation of modern signals and communication systems. The MR has been implementing the projects in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Maung Pyithu (Mandalay)