Yangon Tram

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Tram interchange Yangon Tram
Overview
LocaleWardan Jetty - Linsadaung, Botataung Township
Transit typeLight rail/tram
Number of lines1
Operation
Began operation10 January 2016
Ended operation1 July 2016
Operator(s)Myanmar Railways
Technical
System length4.8 km (3 mi)
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
System map

Kyeemyindaing Yangon Circular Railway
↑ west extension
Wardan Jetty Wardan Jetty
Linsadaung
↓ east extension
Pazundaung Yangon Circular Railway

Yangon Tram begun service on a single tram line on 11 January 2016.[1] Yangon previously had a tramway network which closed down during World War II. Funded by Japanese investment, the tram line service at Strand Road terminates between Wardan Jetty and Linsadaung, Botataung Township, a journey of around 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) using a single 50-year old tram from Hiroshima, Japan.[2]

The rolling stock is a 3-coach tram with a seating capacity of 200 passengers. The tram runs just 6 times each day,[2] from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with a fare of MMK100 (Burmese kyat) around USD8 cents.

An extension west from Wardan Jetty to Kyeemyindaing, and an extension east from Linsadaung, Botataung Township to Pazundaung Township, would bring the length of the line to 11.3 kilometres (7.0 mi); these extensions are due to be completed later in 2016.[3][4][5]

Yangon Tram stopped service on 1 July 2016 after only six months of running.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yangon launches light rail line". Railway Gazette International. DVV Media UK. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  2. ^ a b "Trams return to streets of Yangon". BBC News. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  3. ^ "Trams return to Yangon after 100 years". mmtimes.com. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  4. ^ Yangon government eyeing second commuter tram
  5. ^ "Electric Tramcar: Myanmar Railways Launched The Tram Line On Strand Road | Myanmar International TV". myanmarinternational.tv. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  6. ^ "No more electric tram on Yangon's Strand Road". Coconuts Yangon. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.