Hanoi’s much-delayed metro project scheduled for official run
  • |, Danviet | February 15, 2019 11:38 AM
The official operation of Hanoi’s much delayed first metro project has been rescheduled until April this year.

According to the Ministry of Transport, the project is almost finished and just some minor work needs to be carried out. The project was slated for pilot operation by late first quarter of 2019. 


Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro project scheduled to become operational in April this year

Passengers will be exempted from paying fees in the trial run stage. Once being assessed for safety by Vietnam Register, the route will be officially operated in April this year.

Roughly 30 bus routes will be re-organised to boost links with 30 stations of the metro route.

The Hanoi Department of Transport has planned to improve pedestrian streets so that people can get access to the station more easily. More signboards will be installed at the station areas to ensure traffic order and safety.

The department has also considering issuing preferential tickets for the disabled as well as parking areas for passengers who take the metro service.

Work started on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro on October 10, 2011. It was scheduled to be open to passengers in 2016 but has suffered continual delays.

The Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro route cost USD868 million funded by official development assistance loans from China. China Railway Sixth Group Co, Ltd is the project EPC.

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