As an ex-Londoner, when I think of the circle line, I think of city centre tube stations: Embankment, Victoria, Paddington, Baker Street. Yangon’s circle line is a little different. From Yangon Central station, I took the train through the suburbs and countryside to Mingaladon, where the local market spills over into the station, and then completed the loop back to the city.
12 Responses to “Circle line”
Yes, the line is completely different from the tube in London. The railway in Yangon is a photographer’s paradise. I took the trip last year and will hopefully get to get on the train in the next coming months. Great pictures.
Great images. The people continue to impress. Wonderful post!
Wow, great pictures. How long did completing one ride on the circle line take?
Thank you. I think a complete loop takes about three hours, longer of course if you get out and explore.
That’s shorter than I expected. Too bad we didn’t have the time to ride that train but it’s on my list for next time.
Again great photos, I love these portraits.
Looks like they have upgraded the rolling stock since I was there in Jan 2013. Looks less crowded, too. Great pictures.
Thanks, Ian. They seem to have a mixture of old, old-ish and quite new carriages.
With a bit of luck MSF might post me to Myanmar later this year.
Wonderful series. You’ve captured so well the feeling of Yangon and the outlining areas. I particularly enjoyed the interior of the train cars. Such an interesting piece of life.
The shot of the vendor on the train with the basket on his head is excellent.
Wow again! Your portraits are second to none! You really have the knack of capturing people in the right settings, I look forward to more of your work.