As rail links between Mandalay and Myitkyina improve, timetables for rail service between the two cities will be changed as of 11 November, said U Nyein Maung, chief station master of Mandalay Central Railway Station.
“Some portions of the rail were destroyed by severe weather”, said U Nyein Maung. “Those have been repaired, allowing trains to travel at a higher speed.
Because of this, timetables have been changed for travellers so they only have to wait a maximum of about two hours for a train, instead of previous 3 hours.”
The No. 55 Mandalay-Myitkyina Up-train will leave at noon for 5:15 a.m, the No. 37 Up-train at 10:20 a.m for 10 a.m, the No. 41 Up-train at 6 p.m for 4:45 p.m with the No. 57 Up-train to leave at 4 p.m as before.
The No. 56 Down-train will leave at 4 a.m for 10:15 a.m, the No. 38 Down-train at 5:30 for 9:45 a.m, the No. 42 Down at9:30 for 8:15 a.m and the No. 58 Down at 1 p.m for 3:25 p.m.
According to the senior station master, four trains plying the Mandalay-Myikyina route have had their timetables changed for the convenience of passengers.
It is learnt that changed timetables will be noted at respective stations for travellers. Trains will stop at local stations as normal.
Aung Thant Khaing