Cat Linh - Ha Dong elevated railway to begin commercial operation in April

Friday, 2019-02-15 13:40:34
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All 13 trains of the railway project were put into trial runs since September 2018 at an average speed of 35km per hour.
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NDO - The Cat Linh - Ha Dong elevated railway, the first of its kind in Hanoi, is scheduled to complete trial runs at the end of the first quarter this year and begin official operation in April, according to Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong.

Previously, the Chinese contractor of the railway project planned to put the project into trial runs from October 2018 and expected to begin the commercial operation three to six months later. Currently, roughly 4% of the project has yet to be completed.

After the trial runs, the project will be assessed by the Vietnam Register and an independent evaluation unit from France and then handed over to Hanoi for management and commercial operation.

The Hanoi Railway said it has submitted a fare plan for the Cat Linh - Ha Dong railway to the Hanoi People's Committee at VND10,000 per 5-6km.

The ticket price is subsidised by the State in a bid to attract people to use more public transport. The fare plan is being appraised by authorised agencies before being made public.

The Cat Linh - Ha Dong elevated railway is one of the most important public transport projects in Hanoi. All 13 trains of the railway project were put into trial runs since September 2018 at an average speed of 35km per hour.