Hanoi's second metro line to enter operation in July

By Vo Hai   March 13, 2024 | 03:23 am PT
Hanoi's second metro line to enter operation in July
A train on the elevated section of the Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line, March 12, 2024. Photo courtesy of the Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board
The Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line is having a trial run lasting 1.5 months starting Monday, before its elevated section enters commercial operation in the middle of this year.

The Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board said the metro line would have its trial run from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. every day from Monday to Friday.

This trial run is the last step before the project is put into operation. It would entail simulated operation when there is no passenger present, in order to test the skills and knowledge of the personnel of the line.

The trial run for the line is expected to be completed at the end of April. In June, the project's contractor would finish its approval for the system’s safety, before putting the project's elevated section that spans 8.5 km into operation in July.

The Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line, spanning 12.5 km, has eight elevated stations and four underground ones. It runs through six districts: Bac Tu Liem, Nam Tu Liem, Cau Giay, Dong Da, Hoan Kiem and Ba Dinh. The project began construction on 2009 and was supposed to be completed in 2015, but experienced several delays and the completion deadline was pushed to 2027.

The project is now 77% completed, with the elevated section now 99% completed.

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