NEW RBE railway coaches will begin running along the Taikkyi-Insein-Taikkyi train route in Yangon this month with the aim of providing better and faster transportation services for Yangon commuters, according to Myanma Railways.
The new RBE (DMUs) trains are set to start operating on Thursday, 21 July.
Under the new schedule, No. 66 down train will leave Taikkyi railway station at 6.45 a.m and arrive at 8.35 a.m at Insein station. No. 65 up train is planned to leave Insein Station at 5.30 p.m. and enter Tiakkyi Station at 7.15 p.m. The new coaches will stop at each station including Padauktan, Phugyi, Letpadansu, Wanetchaung, Hmawby, Hlawga and Danyingon stations located between the two target points. MR has set a fare price of K200 per commuter travelling between Insein and Hmawby stations and K300 for the trip between Insein and Taikkyi stations. The set price between Taikkyi and Hmawby is K200 and K300 for the whole route (Taikkyi-Insein).
With the aim of offering modernised railway service to help ease traffic congestion, MR is running public transport services with 14 new RBE large-sized coaches plus nine small coaches for 215 round trips a day. According to official figures issued by Myanma Railways, over 70,000 people, including fair-income citizens in Yangon, are using the circular trains every day.
Soe Win (MLA)