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Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

By Quynh Tran   October 13, 2022 | 12:01 am PT
Tan Cang will be the largest station on HCMC’s metro line No.1 and have a different design from the 10 others above ground.
Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

Tan Cang Station in Binh Thanh District is now 93% complete. It is one of 11 stations out of the 14 that will not be underground.

Set to be finished by the first quarter next year, it will have a 6,200-sq.m roof made of fiberglass reinforced plastic sheets produced in Japan.

Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

The station seen from above. It is on Dien Bien Phu Street at the foot of Saigon Bridge.

Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

A staircase leads to the ticket booths, a waiting area and a parking lot.

Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

The first floor will also have the ticket checking area, staff offices, a souvenir shop, and a technical area.

Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

Workers complete a staircase leading to the second floor next to an escalator.

This floor will have the platforms.

Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

Tan Cang will be the only station with four tracks since it will be connected with the metro line No.5 in future.

All other stations will have only two tracks.

Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

The tracks on the second floor of Tan Cang Station.

The ceiling of the station has no space in the middle to get skylights unlike the other elevated stations.

Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

A view of a track.

Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

One of the concourses in the station. The platform edge doors are built of steel and glass imported from Germany.

The yellow areas is meant for people with disabilities.

Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

Workers complete the ventilation system.

Around 70 workers work in the day and 30 at night as construction continues apace.

Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

A section of HCMC’s metro line No.1 over the Saigon River.

Largest elevated station on HCMC’s 1st metro near completion

A map of the metro line No.1, which will run 19.7 km between Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and Long Binh Depot in Thu Duc City.

Set to cost over VND43.7 trillion (US$1.89 billion), the line is now 93% complete and is expected to enter service in the fourth quarter of next year.

Graphics by Hoang Khanh

HCMC metro trains go on test run, August 30, 2022. Video by VnExpress/Tuan Viet

 
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