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Train Hanoi - Lao Cai shortened 40 minutes by rail rehabilitation

Updated: 4/5/2015 | 9:36:19 PM
On 25th April, the Ministry of Transportation conducted a railway through the northwest after nearly two years of renovation and upgrade to shorten time to run trains.

Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai

Yen Vien - Lao Cai is considered an important project of the western railway line, it is a part of the transport corridor of Kunming - Hai Phong. The route stretches 285km northwest, from Yen Vien station along the north bank of the Red River to Lao Cai.

The project was implemented renovated railway 4km radius smaller curve, instead rails, sleepers over 180 km of roads; building 10 new bridges and renovating 43 old bridges ... with a total investment of 3,434 billion VND.

After nearly two years of renovation and upgrading, this route allows operation of 23 train pairs operating between Vietnam Tri and Yen Bai, 33 train pairs (day/night) on the stretch of Yen Bai – Pho Lu, eliminate most unsafe point and shorten 40 minutes for the trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai.

Next time, when the phase 2 of the project continues to be invested, the western railway line will meet the transportation needs with the goal of 5 million passengers and 7.5 million tons of cargo each year, shortening 90 minutes for the running time of the train route Hanoi - Lao Cai.

When the project completes, it will open opportunities for economic - society development for the northwest region, facilitate trade exchanges between the Pacific Northwest and Yunnan (China); facilitating container transportation from the port of Haiphong to Yunnan province, and it will reduce the pressure of road traffic.

 

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