News » Vietnam
More trains for Hanoi-Lao Cai route during Tet Holiday
  • | | December 02, 2022 10:00 PM
Hanoi Railway Transport Joint Stock Company has announced plans to operate more trains on the Hanoi-Lao Cai route for the coming Lunar New Year (Tet) Holiday.

Besides trains SP3/SP4, the firm will also operate the SP1/SP2 service. Train SP1 will leave Hanoi Station on January 22 and 23 at 9:35 pm and arrive at Lao Cai Station at 5:15 am the next day. Train SP2 will depart Lao Cai Station on January 24 and 25 at 1:20 pm and arrive at Hanoi Station at 8:20 pm.


Lao Cai Station (photo by Giao Thong Van Tai Newspaper)

Passengers on this route will be offered discounts. For instance, buying three tickets in a group for a sleeper carriage will get a free extra ticket or when buying six an additional two more.

The Ministry of Transport has submitted a plan to the prime minister to raise international freight transport by rail by 2030, with a target of shipping between 4 and 5 million tonnes.

The volume of goods imported and exported by rail stood at 1.1 million tonnes in 2021.

The railway has announced plans to offer 3,000 more train tickets to meet strong demand during the 2023 Lunar New Year holiday. The tickets will be for the routes from Saigon, Di An and Bien Hoa train stations to those in central provinces such as Tuy Hoa, Dieu Tri, Quang Ngai and Danang from January 9 to January 20, 2023.

Leave your comment on this story