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Myanmar Railway at a glance

  • Principal route: Yangon to Mandalay (travel time 12-14 hours)
  • The Government railways have 4300km (2700 miles) of track covering most parts of Myanmar.
  • First Class facility is provided. Sleeping berths are available for night journey.
  • Regular services from Yangon to Mandalay and from Yangon to Thazi.
  • Presently, there are 9009 large and small railroad bridges in Myanmar as compared to 5650 bridges in the past.
  • The Railways have constructed over 250 new stations, thus totalling 739 railway stations. They have upgraded Yangon Railway Station and built the new international level Mandalay Railway Station.
  • The Government has fulfilled the national and regional aspirations by opening new railway tracks. The Railways transported 3.55 million tons of freight, which is a new record in the post-independent era.

The Myanmar Railway has traversed a long way since it came into being in the British days. The experiences of pre and post-World War II days and social and political upheavals in Myanmar have lent the Railways a maturity and vision to usher in a new era of prosperity.

Historical train station



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