Nha Trang train station to move after 85 years

By Xuan Ngoc   September 15, 2021 | 06:09 pm PT
Nha Trang train station to move after 85 years
Nha Trang train station seen from above. Photo by VnExpress/Khoa Tran
The Nha Trang train station, which has been operating for 85 years, will be moved from its current downtown location, but the building could be conserved as a heritage site.

The decision to move the station has been approved by the Standing Party Committee of Khanh Hoa Province, where Nha Trang is located.

The move is part of a master plan of several decades (until 2040) to restructure the seaside town, provincial Chairman Nguyen Tan Tuan said Tuesday.

The station will be six km away from its current location in Phuoc Tan Ward to Vinh Trung Commune. As it is a historical site, the authorities will study a plan to conserve it, Tuan said.

"Regarding the plan to use the land plot after moving the station, the Ministry of Transport will report on the issue to the Prime Minister and work with Khanh Hoa authorities later," he said.

Nha Trang station was inaugurated in 1936 with five tracks – two for passenger transportation and the rest for loading goods.

As the station is surrounded by residential areas, trains entering the station have to run at a maximum speed of 15 kph.

Previously, Hanoi-based Tuan Dung Trading Group Co., Ltd. had requested the Ministry of Transport for permission to study and invest in a railway project to avoid Nha Trang Town and build a new station under the build-transfer (BT) form.

In return, it would receive the land fund of the existing station.

The ministry asked the company to conduct a pre-feasibility study on the financial option and feasibility of the project, in consultation with local authorities and people.

The Khanh Hoa administration has discussed this issue several times with related departments and agencies, but no official decision has been made on the company’s proposal, until now.

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