June 30, 2017

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Modern locomotive, coaches launched on Yangon-Mandalay route

A modern train is seen at Mandalay Station when it was on test run. Photo: Myanma Railways
A modern train is seen at Mandalay Station when it was on test run. Photo: Myanma Railways

MYANMA RAILWAYS has upgraded its rail service along the Yangon-Mandalay route, replacing its old No. 5 Up-train and No. 6 Down-train with its modern locomotive and coaches yesterday.
The new coaches, purchased from Sifang Co Ltd of China Southern Railways (CSR), are equipped with airbags.
At the launching ceremony held at the Yangon Railway Station, Union Minister for Rail Transportation U Nyan Tun Aung said Myanma Railways is striving to ensure safety and comfort in its public rail services.
He also stressed the need to improve rail transportation in Myanmar, as transportation plays an important role in development of the country.
The trains will have a top speed of 110 kilometres per hour, according to Myanma Railways.—GNLM

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