Myanma Railways (MR) will resume passenger train services from Yangon to Bago and Ye in Mon State today (6 July), according to the MR office in Yangon.
MRs No 14 RBE down train that departs from Bago Station at 5:35am arrives at the Yangon Central Railway Station at 8:40am, while No.13 up train that departs from Yangon at 5:05pm arrives at the Bago Station at 7:55pm.
MRs No 81 and No 82 trains that resumed their operations between Yangon and Mawlamyine on 16 June will run to Ye in Mon State starting from 6 July.
No81 up train that leaves from Yangon Central Railway Station at 8:15pm arrives at the Mawlamyine at 6:30am on the following day. The train departs from Mawlamyine at 7am and arrives in Ye at 12:40pm.
No 82 down train that leaves from Ye Station at 2:45pm arrives in Mawlamyine at 8:30pm. The train departs from Mawlamyine at 9pm and arrives in Yangon at 6:45am on the following day.
A train ticket for Yangon-Bago costs K 600, while a ticket of Yangon-Ye route is K 6,450 for upper class and K 3,250 for ordinary class.
The operation of the trains No141 up train and No 142 down train on Thazi-Nyaungshwe route and No139 up train and No140 down train on Gantgaw Kalay route will also resume on 6 July.
The schedules of the trains can be viewed at the stations concerned. Aung Thura (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)
The first railway line in Myanmar, between Yangon and Pyay, 161 miles apart, was opened on the 1st of May 1877,by the Ir-rawaddy State Railway. But in 1896, Irrawaddy StateRailway gave way to Burma Railways Co. Ltd. operating on a commercial basis and when the company's lease was ended on the 31st of December 1928, Burma Railways was placed under the Indian Railway Board.
Myanmar and India were separated in 1937 and theGovernment of Myanmar formed the Burma Railway Board to look after the af-fairs of the Myanmar Railways. In 1942 the British Governor took over the powers and functions of the Burma Railway Board and re-delegated these power to a body of persons with theChief Railway Commissioner as ex-officio president. This Railway Board continued to function until the 31st of December 1947.
On the 4th of January 1948, Myanmar gained independence, and a new Railway Board was instituted with Financial Commissioner, Lands and Rural Development, as Chairman. On the 1st of Decem-ber 1951, the Uni0n of Burma Railway Board Act was enacted under which a full-time permanent Chairman was appointed,who was also to be the Chief Executive Officer.
The Uni0n of Burma Railway was again reorganizedin 1972 and the power and the functions of the Uni0n of theBurma Railway Board were entrusted into the hands of the management committee with the Managing Director who also was to be the Chief Executives as Chairman and the name, Uni0n of Burma Railways was changed to the Burma Railways Corporation
The State Law and Order Restoration Council took over state power on 18th September 1988 and following the change of the So-cialist Republic of the Uni0n of Burma to the Uni0n of Myanmar. The name Burma Railways Corporation was changed to Myanma railways on 1st April, 1989. (hereinafter referred to as " MR"). The name Uni0n of Myanmar was changed to the Republicof the Uni0n of Myanmar on 30th March 2011, the name of Myanma Railways was not changed.
1st May 1877 Yangon - Pyay Line opened.
1st Mar 1880 Yangon - Suburban Line for goods traffic.
1st July 1885 Yangon - Taungoo Line opened.
1st Mar 1889 Taungoo - Mandalay Line extended.
1st Jan 1898 Mandalay - Myitkyina Line opened.
15th April 1900 Ywataung - Alon Line opened.
15th Dec 1902 Myohaung - Lashio Line opened.
1st Mar 1903 Hinthada - Pathein Line opened.
20th Mar 1903 Hinthada Letbadan Line opened.
12th Oct 1907 Bago - Mottama Line opened.
14th Dec 1908 Hinthada - Kyangin Line opened.
2nd May 1921 Thazi - Shwenyaung Line opened.
1st July 1922 Alon - Budalin Line opened.
16th April 1925 Mawlamyine - Ye Line opened.
5th Feb 1927 Mandalay - Madaya Line opened.
15th Aug 1929 Nyaunglebin - Madauk Line opened.
13th Jan 1930 Mandalay - Myingyan Line opened.
17th July 1930 Pyinmana - Kyaukpadaung Line opened.
1st May 1959 Yangon Circular Railway opened.
1st Mar 1969 Kyaukpadaung - Kyeeni Line opened.
27th Mar 1988 Thaton - Myinegalay line opened.
27th Mar 1989 Dabein - Hlelawin Line opened.
4th Jan 1990 Mandalay Western Circular Line opened.
1st May 1990 Eastern Circular Line opened.
15th Feb 1991 Tada U - Myotha Line opened.
27th Mar 1991 Shwenyaung - Yutsawk Line opened.
2nd June 1992 Mandalay- Circular (Hill) Line opened.
21st Feb 1992 Myotha - Wetlu Line opened.
9th May 1992 Wetlu - Nahtogyi Line opened.
8th Dec 1992 Nahtogyi - Myingyan Line opened.
7th Jan 1993 Aungban- Pinlong Line opened.
27th Mar 1993 Pinlong - Loikaw Line opened.
31st July 1993 Togyaunggale- Okkphosu Line opened.
30th Oct 1993 Chaung-U - Taw Kyaungyi Line opened.
12th Dec 1993 Pakhokku- Minywa Line opened.
13th Nov 1994 Pakhokku-Myaing-Myosoe Line opened.
18th Mar 1995 Myosoe-Zebya Line opened.
23rd Apr 1995 Kalay Natchaung Line opened.
1st May 1995 Nansan-Moene Line opened.
30th May 1995 Dawei-Yebyu Line opened.
5th Jan 1996 Myohaung-Myitnge Double Line opened.
5th Feb 1996 Natchaung-Gangaw Line opened.
26th Mar 1996 Myitkyina - Nampoung Airport opened.
4th June 1996 Banyin - Pharmon Line opened.
16th July 1996 Pyinmana - Kyitaungkan Double Line opened.
27th July 1996 Taunggyi - Pharmon Line opened.
18th Sept 1996 Bagan - Sakha (Myingan) Line opened.
24th Sept 1996 Ye (Chaungtaung) - Kaloggyi Line opened.
11th Feb 1997 Bagan - Kyaukpadaung Line opened.
9th Apr 1997 Zebyar - Kyaw Line opened.
22th May 1997 Aunglan - Satthwa (Taungtwingyi) Line opened.
17th July 1997 Gangaw Yaymyetni Line opened.
14th Sept 1997 Pyay Aunglan Line opened.
24th Dec 1997 Taunggyi - Shwenyaung Line opened.
26th Mar 1998 Yebyu Paukpinkwin - Kaloggyi Line opened.
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15th Aug 1998 Danyingon - Hlawkar Double Line opened.
9th Apr 1999 Pyawbwe Yanaung Line opened.
17th Apr 1999 Magwe - Taungtwingyi Line opened.
31st Aug 1999 Tada U-Mandalay Airport extension Line opened.
18th Sep 1999 Sin Phyu Shin Bridge approach (East/West) Line
9th Apr 2000 Butalin - Ye U - Khin U Line opened.
30th Apr 2001 Banyin - Hsighkhaung Line opened.
21st July 2002 Namsan - Mangsit Line opened.
27th Mar 2003 Hsighkhaung - Pyinthaya Line opened.
15th Nov 2003 Okaphosu-Thilawar Line opened.
25th Nov 2003 Approach Ye Bridge opened.
20th Mar 2004 Mongseik-Kaungsaing Line opened.
21st Mar 2004 Pyinthaya-Htiyee Line opened.
27th Nov 2004 Htiyee-Ponchaung Line opened.
1st Jan 2006 Ponchaung-Kaungsaing Line opened.
4th Mar 2006 Toegyaunggale-Dagon University Line opened.
1st May 1877 Yangon - Pyay Line opened - 161 Miles
27th February 1884 Yangon - Bago opened. 46.25 Miles
1st August 1884 Bago - Pyuntaza opened. 41.75 Miles
4th August 1884 Pyuntaza - Nyaunglebin opened. 5 Miles
1st July 1885 Nyaunglebin - Toungoo opened 73 Miles
1st May 1888 Toungoo - Kyungon opened 9.5 Miles
11th July 1888 Kyungon - Thawati opened 34.5 Miles
1st October 1888 Thawat - Pyinmana Line opened - 15 Miles
15th November 1888 Pyinmana Line - Yamethin opened - 39 Miles
1st March 1889 Yamethin - Mandalay opened - 112 Miles
13th April 1889 Mandalay - Mandalay Port opened - 2.5 Miles
15th July 1890 Yangon - Alongsupapin opened - 3 Miles
1st July 1891 Sagaing - Shwebo opened. 53.05 miles
22nd November 1891 Myohaung - Amalapla opened. 3.25 miles
February 1891 Amalapla - Amalapla Port opened. 2.75 miles
4th April 1892 Shwebo - Wuntho opened. 99.46 miles
10th May 1893 Thazi - Meiktila opened. 12.89 miles
October 1893 Wuntho - Mohnyin opened. 90 miles
2nd October 1895 Naba - Katha opened. 15 miles
1st March 1896 Mohnyin - Mogaung opened. 52.15 miles
1st January 1898 Mogaung - Myitkyina opened. 36.63 miles
January 1898 Myohaung - Sedo opened. 13.5 miles
15th November 1899 Meiktila - Myingyan opened. 57.2 miles
1st April 1900 Sedo - Pinoolwin opened. 26.5 miles
15th April 1900 Shwebo - Alon opened. 70.46 miles
20th May 1900 Pinoolwin - Naungkyo opened. 34 miles
1st June 1901 Naungkyo - Hsipow opened. 53.25 miles
15th December 1902 Pathein - Hinthada opened 82.25 miles
1st March 1903 Hsipow - Lashio opened 50.94 miles
20th March 1903 Letpadan - Thalawow opened 23.07 miles
20th March 1903 Hinthada - Hinthada Port opened 2.4 miles
15th January 1904 Pathein - Pathein Port opened 3.18 miles
15th April 1907 Bago - Sitaung opened 31.5 miles
1th July 1907 Hinthada - Danbi opened 13.5 miles
15th August 1907 Sitaung - Kyaikto opened 15 miles
14th September 1907 - Kyaikto - Kokadwa opened 11.27 miles
25th September 1907 - Kokadwa - Mottama opened 63.5 miles
12th October 1907 - Mottama - Mottama Port opened 0.89 miles
14th December 1908 - Danbi - Kyangin opened 52.16 Miles
1909 Nanhmyo - Nanmatu opened - 33 miles
August 1911 Mahlwagone - Bothaung opened - 1.7 miles
15th June 1912 Thazi - Kywedetsan opened - 16.05 miles
20th August 1914 Kywedetsan - Yinmabin opened - 6.95 miles
15th December 1914 Yinmabin - Kalaw opened - 6.95 miles
15th December 1915 Kalaw - Aungban opened - 39.49 miles
1916 Nanmatu - Tauengdwin - 13 miles
10th March 1920 Aungban - Heho 16.8 miles
2nd May 1921 Thazi - Shwenyaung Line opened. => this one is from Myanmar Railway
1st July 1922 Alon - Budalin Line opened. 14 miles
1st August 1922 Pyinmana - Lewe - 10.26 miles
10th June 1923 Budalin- Segyi opened. 12.53 miles
2nd August 1923 Mawlamyine - Mudon - 15.11 miles
1st February 1924 Mudon - Kalothwa opened. 11.5 Miles
24th April 1924 Kalothwa - Thanbyuzayat opened. 8.6 Miles
27th April 1924 Lewe - Kanthar opened. 5.82 Miles
1st July 1924 Thanbyuzayat - Kaloppi opened. 8.46 miles
23rd October 1924 - Kaloppi - Tinyu opened 7.59 miles
15th December 1924 - Kallopi - Taungdwingyi opened 50.71 miles
17th January 1925 Tinsyu -Lamian opened 18.43 miles
16th April 1925 Lamian - Ye opened 19.56
6th March 1926 Bautto - Mingaladon opened 7 miles
1st July 1926 Segyi - Ye-U opened. 23 miles
15th January 1927 - Bago - Kayan opened 39.96 miles
5th Feb 1927 Mandalay - Madaya Line opened. 16.93 miles
16th March 1928 Taungdwingyi - Natmauk opened. 25 Miles
2nd May 1928 Heho - Shweyaung opened. 11.2 Miles
15th December 1928 - Kayan - Thongwa opened 10.8 miles
15th Aug 1929 Nyaunglebin - Madauk Line opened. 11.06 Miles
5th October 1929 Paleik - Tada-U opened. 7 Miles
21st December 1929 - Namauk - Nyaungtho opened 36 miles
13th Jan 1930 Tada - U - Myingyan Line opened - 61.6 miles - Mandalay - Myingyan line done
17th July 1930 Pyinmana - Kyaukpadaung Line opened. - 10.4 miles Pyinmana - Kyaukpadaung Line done
1st May 1959 - Mingalradong - Daningon opened. Yangon Circular Railway done
10th October 1970 Kyaukpadaung - Kyini Line opened.
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