Hanoi metro to begin commercial operations this month

By Doan Loan   April 9, 2021 | 10:22 pm PT
Hanoi metro to begin commercial operations this month
A train of the Cat Linh–Ha Dong metro. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.
Hanoi’s first metro service from Cat Linh to Ha Dong is expected to start commercial operations in April.

The Ministry of Transport and the Hanoi People’s Committee are working to wrap up the final details based on recommendations by French safety consultancy consortium Apave-Certifier-Tricc so that the metro could be handed over to the city this month, Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The said on Friday.

The recommendations relate to staff training, safety measures and others, and authorities have been working on them for the last two months.

The company that built the metro, China Railway Sixth Group, began the process of handing over the metro to local authorities on March 31, and the process is expected to take at least three weeks.

The line runs 13 kilometers on elevated tracks through 12 stations from downtown Dong Da District to Yen Nghia in Ha Dong District in the southwest of the city.

It completed a 20-day test run, including safety evaluation procedures, last December.

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