The Hanoi People’s Council has proposed 15 days of free travel after the first metro line opens.
VOV.VN - In the early morning of August 1, the 14-carriage train SE7 travelling from Hanoi collided with a 4-seater car in Cat Dang commune, Y Yen district in the northern province of Nam Dinh.
The first episode of a documentary programme on a north-south journey throughout Vietnam by train was aired on the evening of July 16.
Vietnam Railways (VNR) is attempting to replace more than 1,000 train locomotives and coaches, but experts said the money would be better spent elsewhere.
More than US$5 billion is needed to build a railway linking the Lao capital of Vientiane with Vung Ang seaport in Vietnam, according to research conducted under a technical support project for the railway’s feasibility study.
Vietnam is planning to build a new higher speed rail route connecting the capital city of Hanoi to the northern border with China to boost two-way trade.
The equipment installation of Hanoi’s Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated railway line is expected to be done by May 30 and basic construction of its stations will be completed a month later, according to the contractor.
The Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) hopes to raise at least 139 billion VND (6.2 million USD) in 2018 from selling its ownership in 15 subsidiary and affiliate companies, reported online newspaper baodautu.vn.
Transport officials from Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to push forward with a plan to build a railway between Ho Chi Minh City and Bavet, home to a special economic zone and a casino kingdom.
The main contractor of Hanoi's first elevated railway line running from Cat Linh to Ha Dong, to the north of Hanoi, has suggested pushing back the project's deadlines to late 2018, according to the Transport Ministry.
Traffic jams have eased somewhat in HCM City but not been eliminated, a top transport official has said.
The Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) will ink a deal with the Saigon Newport Corporation this April to build two inland container depots (ICDs) in southern Binh Duong province and Hanoi.
VOV.VN - Just recently construction of the Phu Luong (Ha Dong) depot was completed and the Cat Linh-Ha Dong railway project in Hanoi is really starting to take shape.
VOV.VN - On February 20: Workers are putting finishing touches to their preparations to lift the first carriage to the elevated railway that passes by La Khe station over Quang Trung Str, Ha Dong district.
With a small transport market share, the railway sector does not have money to upgrade infrastructure, locomotives and wagons. With poor infrastructure and facilities, it cannot attract many passengers.
The modest investment in railways in the last 100 years, as well as high management costs and ticket prices have pushed the railway sector into an impasse.
Major problems of Vietnam’s railway sector will be resolved if a double-track railway is developed on the route from the north to the south of the country, experts said on November 15.
A large number of level crossings illegally opened by local people along the north-south railway has been identified as one of the main causes for the high number of railway accidents in Vietnam, according to railway management companies.
After being temporarily shut down due to landslides in the central province of Quang Binh, local sections of the North-South railway were reopened to traffic on October 17.
VOV.VN - The government of Vietnam declared a state of emergency on October 15 in the lead up to typhoon Sarika in parts of the nation already hit by torrential rain and floods that have left at least 21 people dead and missing and dozens injured, authorities said.