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Rail, bus travel around Yangon set for major upgrade

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) will soon run a circular bus services from Aung Mingalar Highway bus terminal as the Yangon government quietly boosts its water, power, road and traffic infrastructure around the city. The agency said the move is aimed at further improving the connectivity within Yangon. The new circular buses will ply […]

Yangon circular railway upgrade to be complete by end of 2019

The project to upgrade the Yangon circular railway is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, said U Tun Aung Thin, the general manager of the Myanma Railways(Lower Myanmar). He made the remark at a meeting about the project held yesterday at the MR (Lower Myanmar) office. Work on the project is slated […]

Japanese firm to build train station along Yangon Circular Railway

Japan’s Hello Communications has submitted a proposal to upgrade train stations along the Yangon Circular Railway to Myanma Railways, which operates the line, U Arkar Min Thu, general manager of the economic department under Myanma Railways, told The Myanmar Times on Tuesday. It is the first time Myanma Railways is receiving proposals from the private […]

Yangon developer looks to cash in on loop line improvements

YANGON — The Japanese trains trundling along the line that loops around Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, are a throwback to an earlier era and a far cry from the modern carriages that whiz through Tokyo. But improvements to the Yangon Circular Railway are likely to speed things up a bit, starting this year, and they […]

Japan investment to change the face of train travel in Yangon

YANGON – Tourists visiting Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, could be set to lose one of the star attractions of the former capital, as Japan invests in upgrading the railway which encircles the city. While the responsibility for upgrading the 46 kilometers of track which makes up the Yangon Circular Railway rests with Myanmar Railways, the […]

Myanmar transport woes a $60 billion muddle

Fixing Myanmar’s transport woes may cost up to US$60 billion but inaction could be far more expensive, according to a new report. An analysis into Myanmar’s transport landscape by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) shows a country experiencing both crisis and opportunity. “Transport Sector Policy Notes” opens bluntly, “Due to massive underinvestment and neglect in […]