TRAINS with modern air cushioned suspension will be in operation from 9th April in addition to Water Festival special trains to facilitate smooth travels during the long holiday of Thingyan and new year.
The airbag trains have five coaches and the will be running between Yangon and Mandalay from 9 to 12 April and then on 17 to 18 April. The RBE trains will leave Yangon and Mandalay Central railway stations at 3.30 pm. The train fare is K5,800 which is the same rate as first class on the regular train service.
“The departure time is just the same for both Yangon and Mandalay stations. If you leave Yangon for Mandalay, you will reach your destination at 5.30 am the next day. And, if you come from Mandalay, you arrive Yangon at 6 am. The running time is about 14 hours. As the trains are installed with air cushioned suspension allowing passengers to travel comfortably,” said U Aye Maung, assistant General Manager (Traffic) at Mandalay Railway Station from Myanmar Railways.
In the event of trains being unable to transport all waiting passengers Myanmar Railways will arrange more RBE trains for the convenience of the increased number of customers.
Concerning the purchase of tickets, enquiries can be made to railway staff on 24-hour duty including the deputy station master general, said the station master general.
Aung Thant Khaing