December 13, 2017

Yangon circular train coaches to be replaced with DMU coaches in 2018

A Yangon circular train seen with old coaches.
A Yangon circular train seen with old coaches.

THE Yangon circular line coaches will be replaced with Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) coaches in 2018 with the assistance of JICA, it has been learned.
According to Myanmar Railways Divisional 7 the coaches will be replaced with the aim of making trains run to a better time schedule in order to allow passengers better service. There are plans to introduce four RBE coaches for the circular trains running between  Ywarthargyi, Toe Kyaung Kalay, Hlawkar and Mingaladon.
Out of these four, two RBE railway coaches will be running between Ywarthargyi and Toe Kyaung Kalay stations and one will run on the Hlawkar route. The other will run on the Mingaladon route.
Out of 23 circular trains running on the Yangon circular railroad only nine are RBE coaches. These 23 trains in total running 125 rounds per day.

 

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