66 coaches for RBE train to arrive in 2018

Yangon circular train coaches will be replaced with 66 DMU coaches from Japan which will arrive in 2018, according to Myanma Railway.

Train services will run as normal after the arrival of the new carriages; the only change will be improved train cars, said U Kyaw Soe Lin, a Myanma Railways traffic officer.

Over 70,000 passengers use the Yangon circular train daily. At the moment, the line uses diesel locomotive trains with RBE coaches.

“I heard that the government will buy new trains from Japan.

The government planned to buy new RBE carriages but they have a different engine system.” said a locomotive driver.
Currently, Myanma Railways has 23 trains making 125 rounds a day.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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