Myanma Railways will run express trains for the Mandalay-Myitkyina route in fiscal 2017-2018, according to the railway system, which operates under the ministry of Transport and Communications.
The express trains have greater advantages than normal trains. Normal trains have a rougher ride because the railroads are not smooth, whereas the newer express trains are much more comfortable for the passengers to ride on.
The express train coaches were imported from China. Myanma Railways had the old coaches replaced with the express ones on Yangon-Myitkyina line for the first time.
The number of passengers has increased after introduction of new express train coaches on the Yangon-Mandalay route.
Express train coaches will arrive in the 2017-2018 fiscal year and become operational soon afterwards.