Yangon circular trains back on track after Thingyan festival


The Yangon circular trains are running back on the track as usual after Thingyan festival hiatus, according to the Yangon Central Railway Station.
The Yangon city circular train service was halted from 13 to 16 April and the trips are continuing as usual starting from the first day of Myanmar New Year.
The Yangon’s circular trains are running at a daily rate of 26 plies and the number of passengers has also increased in the current days.
Currently, the railways are being upgraded and it will be able to improve rail transport services using high-speed trains when the project is completed.
Before April of the previous year, there are 4,000 passengers of the circular train per day and there are about 7,000 starting from May.
Since 1 July 2022, the circular train fare has been changed to K200 per trip, with two trains operating during office hours in the morning and another two in the evening, totalling 26 trips daily.
Upon completion of upgrading process, high-speed trains will be able to carry up to 240,000 people daily, operating every 10 to 12 minutes and reducing the duration of the trip across the city to about one hour and 50 minutes. — TWA/ TRKM

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