First train for Hanoi’s metro line transported to depot

22-Oct-2020 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The first train for the Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line project in Hanoi was transported to a depot at Nhon Station at 3 a.m. on October 20, said Le Trung Hieu, deputy head of Hanoi City’s Urban Railway Management Board.

The train arrived at Nam Hai Dinh Vu Port in Hai Phong City two days ago, Hieu was cited by the local media as saying.

The remaining trains for the metro line are being manufactured in France and are expected to be shipped to Hanoi from early next year.

Hanoi City’s Urban Railway Management Board will bring the first train to the S1 elevated station for management and allow the local residents to visit it in November.

As planned, the 8.5-kilometer elevated section of the Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line will be put into commercial operation in the second half of next year. The four-kilometer underground section will be put to use at the end of 2022.

The trains for the metro line are among the most modern products of French multinational rolling stock manufacturer Alstom and are equipped with an air conditioner, ventilation, radio broadcast network, a camera, a fire alarm and LED light systems.

Each train, including four cars, can accommodate 944 to over 1,100 passengers and can travel at a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour.


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