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    Vietnam: Urban links close to completion in two cities


    Despite rapid strides being made by the Vietnamese economy, construction of urban rail links and metro lines in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City has been delayed far beyond the original completion dates. Peter Janssen reports.

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    Agreement signed to develop Vietnam – Laos railway


    ASIA: An agreement has been signed to study the construction of a 555 km railway between Vietnam and Laos.

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    Vietnam revives high speed line vision


    VIETNAM: The Ministry of Transport expects to submit proposals to the government in September for the construction of a 1 545 km high speed line between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Announcing the project on August 14, the ministry told local media that the first stage ...

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    First metro line opened in Hanoi


    VIETNAM: Hanoi’s first metro line was opened by Deputy Prime Minister for Industry & Economy Lê Văn Thành and Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể with a ceremony at Cát Linh on November 6. The elevated Line 2A runs 13·1 km from Cát Linh southwest to ...

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    Vietnamese government approves planning of nine lines


    VIETNAM: Deputy Prime Minister Lê Văn Thành has signed off the government’s formal approval for plans to be drawn up for nine new railway lines totalling 2 362 km. Design work is scheduled to be completed by 2030, with opening envisaged by 2050. The longest of ...

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    Ho Chi Minh City metro train delivered


    VIETNAM: Delivery of the first of 17 Hitachi trainsets for the metro line under construction in Ho Chi Minh City was marked with a ceremony on October 13. Line 1 will run for 19·7 km between Ben Thanh Market in the central District ...

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    Vietnam: Optimising infrastructure on Hanoi’s nascent network


    Hanoi is on the cusp of opening the first sections of a planned eight-line metro network, including the east-west Line 3, where track and electrification fit-out is being handled by Colas Rail and Pandrol.

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    Rail and road service to avoid border delays in Southeast Asia


    ASIA: CEVA Logistics has launched a ‘truck-rail-truck’ service to keep freight moving between China and Southeast Asia, where the Covid-19 crisis has led to fewer flights, capacity limits, operational restrictions and waits of up to four days for road traffic crossing the border between China and Vietnam. ...

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    Hanoi Metro lets three-year ticketing contract for Line 3


    VIETNAM: French company RATP Smart Systems has signed a €12m contract with Hanoi Metro covering design and supply of the future Line 3’s ticketing system. The three-year contract includes the development of a contactless card and token system, as well as the installation of access control gates ...

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    Test running begins on whole of first Hanoi metro line


    VIETNAM: Test running on Hanoi metro Line 2A was extended to the southern terminus of Yen Nghia on August 1, meaning that testing is now taking place on the whole line. Test running between the northern terminus of Cat Linh and Ha Dong had started in July. Passenger services ...

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    Trial shipment from Russia to Vietnam by rail


    INTERNATIONAL: Russian Railways’ RZD Logistics and Ratraco have completed a trial delivery of a container by rail from the Vorsino terminal south of Moscow to Hanoi. Delivery of the container carrying cosmetic products for Russian company Red Line took 20 days, around half the time required by sea. TransContainer ...

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    Ho Chi Minh City light rail memorandum signed


    VIETNAM: Russian Railways’ engineering business RZD International and local company Lung Lo Construction Corp plan to establish a joint working group to explore the feasibility of building a proposed Tân Tạo – Linh Đông light rail line in Ho Chi Minh City. This follows the signing on September 8 ...

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    First metro train arrives in Hanoi


    VIETNAM: The first metro train has arrived in Hanoi, and is due to begin test running on the elevated metro Line 2 at the end of September. CRRC is supplying 13 four-car trainsets, with the remaining 12 due to be shipped in three batches. The first train took a ...

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    Hanoi metro Line 3 railway systems contract signed


    VIETNAM: Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board signed the railway systems contract for Hanoi metro Line 3 on January 17. The €265m contract has been awarded to a consortium of Alstom, Colas Rail and Thales. The consortium is led by Alstom, whose share of the contract is €190m. Alstom will ...

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    Vietnam Railways upgrades level crossings


    VIETNAM: Italian company WEGH Group has won its first order from Vietnam Railways, covering the supply of equipment to upgrade 75 level crossings on the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City main line. The national railway undertook trials with several suppliers’ products before awarding a contract for ...

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    Armenia and Vietnam make their InnoTrans debuts


    INNOTRANS: Companies from Turkey, China and Taiwan are to be strongly represented at InnoTrans 2016, which will also include exhibitors from Armenia and Vietnam for the first time. Armenian company Thermorex specialises in manufacturing of bimetal thermostats and temperature limiters, while Vietnamese firm Petech will present its wastewater and toilet ...

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    Cabinet approves Chinese-backed standard gauge project


    THAILAND: The Thai cabinet approved on November 17 the governance model for the planned north-south standard gauge network, being developed in partnership with China. Construction is due to begin in the middle of next year.Forming part of a trans-ASEAN corridor linking Kunming in southern China with Laos and the gulf ...

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    Russian and Vietnamese railways sign co-operation agreement


    VIETNAM: The construction of a railway line in the south of Vietnam could be the pilot project for the joint development of infrastructure under a co-operation agreement which was signed by national railway DSVN and Russian Railways during Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s official visit to Hanoi on April 6. ...

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    Ho Chi Minh City selects underground contractors


    VIETNAM: Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways has selected a consortium of Shimizu and Maeda Corp to build the underground section of metro Line 1. The 2·6 km underground section of Line 1 will run from Ben Thanh Market to Ba Son Shipyard with three stations. ...

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    Hanoi metro Line 3 contractor chosen


    VIETNAM: South Korean construction firm Daelim Industrial Co announced on April 11 that it had been awarded an US$84m contract to build the 8·5 km elevated section of Hanoi metro Line 3. Work is scheduled to start in May and end in late 2016. The initial phase of Line ...