New modern train to Rangoon's circular railway

The Rangoon circular railway, whose trains depart from Insein township to the Rangoon Central Railway Station at 5am every morning, will be equipped with a new exclusive train on 1 November.

The Myanmar Railway Enterprise announced the news at a press conference in Rangoon on 29 October. The new train will have six carriages with room for up to 648 passengers and tickets will cost 300 kyat each.

“The new train will run the same route as the H-line, with nine tours a day”, said Htun Aung Thin, General manager Myanmar Railway Enterprise.

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“It will depart from Insein to Rangoon at 5am, then back to Insein from downtown Rangoon, then from Insein to Hlawka. It will circle round the city four times”.

The train is designated to stop at every one of the 39 stations along the route, which is 45,9 kilometres long.

The British built the circular railway during the colonial time and the double track railway was finished in 1954.

Currently, there are circular trains running round the city 22 times a day, at ticket prices; 100 kyat, 200 kyat and for air conditioned; 400 kyat.

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