VOV.VN - A container ship carrying an additional two trains for Ho Chi Minh City’s metro line No. 1 has departed Japan and is scheduled to dock at Khanh Hoi Port in the city’s District 4 on June 20.
According to the Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR), both trains are set to be transported to the Long Binh Depot in Thu Duc City as soon as they arrive.
Previously three out of the metro line's 17 trains, consisting of a total of 51 carriages, were delivered to Vietnam from Japan.
Each train will be made up of three carriages and will be able to carry a total of 930 passengers.
The train is designed to run at a maximum speed of 110 km/h along elevated sections and 80 km/h on underground sections.
The US$1.9 billion route which connects Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9 is 19.7 km long and will have 14 stations, including three underground.
Approximately 86% of work has been completed, and the line is anticipated to be put into commercial operation at some point next year.