VOV.VN - A container ship carrying an additional two Japanese trains for Ho Chi Minh City’s metro line No.1 docked at the city’s Khanh Hoi port on July 13.
The latest trains mark the arrival of the sixth and seventh out of a total of 17 trains which will be used on the line, all of which were produced in Japan.
The 17 trains have been designed to serve up to 930 passengers each and have been fitted with 147 seats each. They are capable of running at a maximum speed of 110km per hour overground and 80km per hour underground.
According to details provided by the municipal Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR), the three-carriage trains will now be taken to Long Binh depot of Thu Duc city, where they will be used as part of a trial run.
The metro line No. 1 construction project is currently underway in HCM City that links Ben Thanh market in District 1 with Suoi Tien Amusement Park in District 9 aiming to ease traffic congestion in its north-east gateway.