Myanma Railways to stop operating some RBE train services during water festival

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Passengers waiting to take a circular train on the rail route. Myanma Railways will stop some train services during Myanmar Traditional Thingyan Festival. Photo: Phoe Khwar

The Myanma Railways (MR) will stop operating a few of its Rail Bus Engine (RBE) trains on the circular railroad during the water festival, according to a report in Myawady Daily yesterday.
“The RBE train services will not run until the water festival is over, as fewer passengers travel by train during the festival. The train services will resume their normal schedule after the festival.
The RBE train will not operate for four days from 13 to 16 April,” said U Zaw Lwin, region manager of MR’s transport division.
The MR plans to relax its train schedule and will operate its rail transport service only on 81 routes during those days, he added.
The services will be reduced by half on the festival holidays owing to a decline in the number of passengers during the festival period. The MR serves nearly 85,000 commuters on a daily basis.
It will announce its new transport service schedule at the train station.

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