Six airbag trains to operate on Yangon, Mandalay, Mawlamyine and Pyay routes

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A Yangon-Mandalay airbag train is seen at the railway station

The Myanma Railways operates six airbag trains on Yangon, Mandalay, Mawlamyine and Pyay routes. The extended routes of the trains will be two up/down trains each for Yangon-Mandalay, Yangon-Mawlamyine and Yangon-Pyay routes.
The two Yangon-Mandalay up/down trains offered services starting 10 July. The departure time of the No 5 up train is 3:45 pm from Yangon and will arrive in Mandalay at 9:15 am the next day. The No (6) down train from Mandalay will leave at 2 pm and arrive in Yangon at 7:40 am.
The No 81 up train will leave from Yangon at 8 pm on 25 July and arrive in Mawlamyine at 6 am the next day. The No 82 down train from Mawlamyine will leave at 8 pm and arrive in Yangon at 6:15 am. On 20 August, the two Yangon-Pyay trains will be operated. The No 61 up train from Yangon will depart at 8:30 pm and arrive in Pyay at 5:15 am. The No 62 down train from Pyay will depart at 7:45 am and arrive in Yangon at 4:30 pm.
The ticket prices are increased to 67 per cent – the Nay Pyi Taw-Yangon train ticket price is K12,850 for upper class (sleeper), K9,350 for the upper class and K4,700 for ordinary class, the Nay Pyi Taw- Mandalay train ticket price is K 8400 for upper class (sleeper), K6,100 for the upper class and K3,050 for ordinary class.
In the past, the Yangon-Mandalay express train ticket price was K13,000 for the sleeper, K9,300 for the upper class, K4,650 for the ordinary class and now it is K21,250 for upper class (sleeper), K15,450 for the upper class and K7,750 for ordinary class. —TWA/GNLM

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