Yangon-Mandalay, Bago-Mawlamyine rail sections set to resume after floodwaters recede

Since the morning of 8 October, heavy rains in the Bago Region have caused flooding on the railway lines between Bago Station and Shwehlay Station on the Yangon-Mandalay route and between Bago-Kali Station, and Naungpattaya Station on the Bago-Mawlamyine route. As a result, passengers from two express trains in the affected area had to be arranged and transported to Yangon Station. Consequently, both the Yangon-Mandalay and Yangon-Mawlamyine train services have been temporarily suspended.
Since yesterday morning, as the water receded, Bago station and Shwehlay station became visible again. Myanma Railways officials visited the Bago Station-Kali Station and Naungpattaya Station sections with a nine-coach stone train to assess the road’s condition and anchor it in place. Stone sorting works are currently in progress.
Likewise, beginning on 10 October, eight sets of stone train coaches will be anchored in the section between Bago Station and Kali Station. Essential measures to reinforce the railway, including placing stones in strategic locations, are reported underway, and plans are ongoing to facilitate the resumption of regular train services. — MNA/KZW

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