What is the railway like in Myanmar?
Myanmar Railways is the state-owned company that operates the railway network in Myanmar. The total length of railways is about 5400 km and it generally spans north to south with branch lines to east and west. Myanmar Railways also operates the Yangon Circular Railway line.
The quality of the railway infrastructure is generally poor. The speeds of freight trains are heavily restricted on all existing links because of poor track and bridge conditions. The maximum speed for trains has been quoted as 24 km/h (15 mph).
On 12go.asia website, you can book tickets from three main railway stations in Myanmar: Mandalay Central Railway Station, Bagan Railway Station, and Yangon Central Railways Station. Yangon station has a digital departure board (in English), but few other stations offer this facility.
Trains can get very cold at night, so make sure to take warm clothes with you.