Mawlamyine, Januayr (28)
The Mawlamyain-Yangon train service has been temporarily suspended following the blast of a bridge between Moppalin and Kyaikkatha Stations in Mon State’s Kyaikto Township, according to Mawlamyain station officials.
On January 26, around 4 am, the railroad iron bridge exploded, distorting the railway tracks and cracking the side barriers.
As a result, on January 27, the No. 82-down RBE train and the No. 90-up express train were cancelled.
The officials announced that passengers who bought tickets for the canceled Mawlamyine-Yangon trip will be refunded at the ticket office at Mawlamyine Station starting at 6:00 am yesterday.
An official from Mawlamyine Station told Than Lwin Times that the bridge is being prepared for the resumption of the Mawlamyine-Yangon train journey, and it may take a week.
Following the military coup, the Mawlamyine-Yangon railway was mined at least six times, resulting in frequent temporary suspensions of train services.
The new night train trip was launched in December, but it had to be canceled after only one week because of a mine attack on the railway.
The Mawlamyine-Yangon airbag train departs at 9:00 am daily, and the Mawlamyine-Yangon RBE day train also runs on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays departing 8:30 am.
News-Than Lwin Times