VOV.VN - Two more trains of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Metro Line No.1 (Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien) are set to arrive in Khanh Hoi port in the southern city on March 11, according to the HCM City Urban Railway Management Board.
They are the 12th and 13th trains of Line No.1 and are set to be transported to the Long Binh depot where they will be assembled and tested.
Japanese contractors have since October 2020 far delivered 11 out of a total of 17 metro trains under a contract with HCM City.
Each train is designed to have 147 seats and serve up to 930 passengers. It can run at speeds of 110km per hour on elevated rail line and 80km per hour on underground rail lines.
The 19.7-km line No.1 will be the first of at least six to be built in HCM City , aiming to ease traffic congestion in its north-eastern gateway.
With four major bidding packages making use of official development assistance and funds from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the project is designed to have 14 stations, three of them underground.