The first container train linking Vietnam with China has arrived in Hanoi’s Yen Vien station on November 25, according to the Vietnam Railways (VNR).
Starting from November, train stations in Hanoi, the central city of Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City will feature automatic ticket gates in a bid to increase service quality of the Vietnam Railways.
The first set of rail tracks and sleepers were installed on October 24 on the above-ground stretch of HCM City’s first metro line from Ben Thanh Market to Suoi Tien Theme Park.
More than 24,000 train tickets out of 72,000 bookings made online for the Tet period (Lunar New Year holiday) were sold on the first day of sales on October 15 in HCM City.
The death toll in northern mountainous provinces and part of the central region during widespread floods caused by torrential rains on October 10 and 11 climbed to 29 people as of 5 pm on October 11.
With its cumbersome and ineffective apparatus, Vietnam Railways (VNR) plans to restructure its operations to resurface and regain market share.
Vietnam Railway plans to operate extra trains for Tet (Lunar New Year Festival) from February 2 to March 4 next year.
Vietnam Railways is offering tickets of up to US$4.40 on all train routes until late December and they will be delivered randomly.
VOV.VN - A Vietnam Railways passenger train is running again after a collision with a truck carrying water and other soft drinks in Hanoi on the morning of Wednesday, September 13.
VOV.VN - A Vietnam Railway train carrying 214 passengers derailed today (September 8)while entering the Bim Son Railway Station in northern Thanh Hoa Province, reported Vietnamnet.
Vietnam Railways will add more 26 trains from August 31 to September 4 to meet the increasing demand on the occasion of the National Day (September 2).
The line remains open, but police are investigating the incident.
VOV.VN - Vietnam Railways will open a new Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang route on July 15, reports the Vietnam news Agency.
The Vietnam Railways (VNR) will drop the cost of tickets by 20 percent on the tourist trains departing from Nha Trang to Hue in the central region and vice versa from May 19 to May 31.
A foul smell coming from Japanese-made bio-toilets installed on Vietnamese trains was the result of improper maintenance, not faulty design, according to the provider.
Installing speed bumps and increasing the number of guards at rail crossings are among measures to reduce the number of railway accidents.
The decline of the railway’s popularity in Vietnam is not new: back in 2010, the European Union labelled rail transport as the country’s “least relevant” mode of transport.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) wants to invest in infrastructure development, particularly railways, highways and seaports, in Vietnam, said AIIB President Jin Liqun.
The Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) of Ho Chi Minh City estimates nearly VND42 trillion (nearly US$1.85 billion) is needed to build phase I of metro route No. 5.
Trains on the north-south line are moving at a very slow speed of less than 45 kilometers (28 miles) per hour.