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March 01, 2018

Tram, train carriages arrive at Thilawa terminal

DSCN338472Seven tram carriages imported by the Union government and six air-conditioned “rail bus engine” coaches donated by Japan arrived Thursday at the Myanmar International Thilawa Terminal. Construction of Yangon’s tram line, scheduled to open this year, is “75 percent complete”, according to Myanma Railways Manager U Kyaw Soe Lin. “We expect trams to start running in October,” he said. Each RBE air-conditioned coach is worth about K100 million, according to Assistant General Manager U Tun Nwe of the Myanma Railways rail bus engine workshop.  “We will station all six coaches at the level crossing near Thilawa,” he said. “We need to prepare all the coaches so they conform with the transport system in Myanmar.” Myanma Railways will cooperate with the Japan International Cooperation Agency to upgrade Yangon City’s circular railroads under the long-term urban transport project.


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