|The Nhon-Hanoi Railway Station route will run 8.5 kilometers on elevated tracks and the remaining 4 kilometers underground. (Source: MRB)
The shipment of all 10 trains from France to Hai Phong port for the project, the Nhon-Hanoi Railway Station route, was completed after a year.
Each train, with a designed speed of 80 kilometers per hour and a commercial velocity of 35 kilometers per hour, can carry 944 to 1,124 people, with a density of about 6.6-8 people per square meter.
The trains, each of which has four carriages, can operate continuously on the standard gauge railway of 1.435 meters.
The route will run 12.5 kilometers from Nhon in the western district of Nam Tu Liem, via Kim Ma Street to the downtown Hanoi Railway Station. It will run 8.5 kilometers on elevated tracks and the remaining 4 kilometers underground. The underground section could be ready in 2023.
The route is scheduled to begin commercial operation of its 8.5-kilometer elevated tracks in the second half of this year. However, MRB said the target could be missed due to the impacts of COVID-19.