Vietnam plans to have nine new railway routes, running 2,362 kilometers, by 2030 as it seeks to upgrade its outdated transport network.
The Nhon–Hanoi Railway Station metro line has reached an important milestone by receiving all its 10 trains from France.
After missing several deadlines, land acquisition for HCMC’s metro line No.2 is now expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Fares on Hanoi’s first metro will range from VND8,000-15,000 ($0.35-0.65).
HCMC has decided to end cooperation with the primary consultant for metro line No. 2 after failing to reach agreement on renewing an independent consultant contract.
Vietnam Railways owes its 11,300 workers four months’ salaries due to a funding delay by the government, and fears this could cause many to quit.
Months after one supporting pad for a beam in HCMC’s metro line No.1 deviated and another fell, four more have moved from their positions.
More than 10 years after they were first proposed, high-speed railroad plans remain mired in concerns and disagreement over speeds and cost.
Two high-speed railroad routes between Hanoi and Vinh and HCMC and Nha Trang are expected to be operational by 2030.
The second phase of Ho Chi Minh City’s fifth metro line, spanning 14.5 kilometers, might be invested via public-private partnership (PPP) instead of ODA.
Several tourist destination trains have had their operations suspended due to dwindling travel demand as a result of the country’s new coronavirus outbreak.
HCMC’s first metro service has been delayed yet again and will only start next year, with authorities blaming it on the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.
The steel used in beam support pads in HCMC’s first metro line does not meet contracted standards and poses a safety threat, an urban railway source told VnExpress.
Three months after a supporting pad for beams fell off, another one on HCMC’s metro line No.1 has deviated from its position.
Pads lighter than designed have been used for supporting beams in HCMC’s metro line No.1. This could have caused cracks seen in October.
Five new high-speed rail lines between HCM City and southern provinces expected to be built by 2025 would help to ensure smooth transport of goods and improve logistics services and connections between major seaports.
HCMC’s first metro line will have fares of VND7,000-12,000 (30-51 U.S. cents) if its management’s proposal is approved.
A 200 kph rail route that can carry both passengers and cargo will benefit Vietnam more than a 320 kph passenger exclusive, an expert says.
Vietnam Railways (VNR), the state-owned operator of the railway system in Vietnam, incurred a loss of nearly VND27 billion (US$1.16 million) between October 7 and now, when heavy rain lashed the country’s central region, leading to flash floods and landslides.…
The first train for Hanoi’s second metro line, the Nhon-Hanoi Railway Station route, arrived in the port city of Hai Phong Sunday morning.
The government is studying the possibility of a railway from Phnom Penh to Bavet town, the Cambodian-Vietnamese international border checkpoint.
Fifty one coaches meant for HCMC’s first metro line have been shipped from Japan and are expected to arrive in the city next Thursday.
Authorities in Hanoi have submitted a proposal to the government to invest over VND65.4 trillion ($2.8 billion) in a 39-kilometer-long metro line.
Six Japanese experts will arrive on September 18 and be quarantined for 14 days before resuming work on HCMC’s first metro line.
The first train to ply on Hanoi’s second metro route will arrive by October end and be put on display in November.
Vietnam has decided to cancel a $390-million loan from the Asian Development Bank meant to fund the second metro line in HCMC.