First train for Hanoi metro line docks in Hai Phong

VOV.VN - The first train for the Nhon-Hanoi Railway Station, Hanoi’s second metro line, is expected to arrive in Hai Phong port on October 18, six days ahead of schedule.

Immediately after docking, the train will be swiftly transported to Nhon Depot in the capital in order to begin a series of trails before being put into operation.

The arrival of the carriages marks the completion of the first train that has been produced for the line out of a total of ten. The second train is due to arrive in January 2021, with all ten set to be ready by next June.

Each train features a total of four carriages, with a capacity of between 944 and 1,124 passengers. In addition, the train has a top speed of 35km/h.

The Nhon-Hanoi Railway Station metro line spans for a length of 12.5 kilometres and runs from Nhon in the western district of Nam Tu Liem through Kim Ma street before concluding at the Hanoi Railway Station in Hanoi downtown.

The line will run for 8.5 kilometres on elevated tracks through eight stations, with the remaining four kilometers being underground. The underground track is scheduled to be inaugurated in 2022.

The overall cost of the project has been adjusted upwards to EUR1.176 billion. Of the total, EUR178.7 million is to be sourced from the ODA fund provided by the French Development Agency (AFD), whilst EUR355.1 million is from loans provided by the French Government.

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