RBE trains launched along Strand Road

Newly launched RBE train seen in downtown Yangon.—Photo: Saw Thein Win
Newly launched RBE train seen in downtown Yangon.—Photo: Saw Thein Win

Yangon, 7 Dec — Myanmar Railways inaugurated a new RBE passenger train line along Strand road in Yangon on Sunday.
The new train line aims to reduce traffic congestion, to transport the public in a short time and to enable foreign tourists to view the scene along the rail line.
The new rail line was formally commissioned by Union Minister for Transport U Nyan Tun Aung, Union Minister for Rail Transportation U Than Htay and Chief Minister U Myint Swe of Yangon Region near Nanthida Jetty on Pansodan Road at 7 am.
Two RBE trains with 60 seats each ply along the new line from PazundaungYekyaw to Mawtin Htawligwyay. The train fare is K 100 each for eastern and western sections of the rail line.
“The RBE trains will enable the public to enjoy the scene of Yangon along Strand Road and connect Ahlone Township in the west of Yangon and Pazundaung Township in the east of Yangon. Although they cannot reduce the traffic congestion completely, it will be able to ease the traffic jams to some extent,” said General Manager (Lower Myanmar) U Tun Aung Thin of the Ministry of Rail Transportation. Saw Thein Win

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