JICA proposes underground railway

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will invest US$250 million to upgrade Yangon’s circular railway and has also proposed building two underground railway lines, as well as a light rapid transit system to improve the flow of traffic around the city. Such large-scale infrastructure investment is necessary, as Yangon’s population is projected to double from 5.1 […]

Air-Conditioned Train to Ride Myanmar’s Circle Line Soon

More than 50 years after launching its first train service, Burma’s state railway department will soon offer passengers the chance to ride a Japanese air-conditioned train on a popular but poorly maintained commuter route in Rangoon. The five-cabin train—a used model that was imported from Japan last year—will make its first trip on the Circle […]