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Is BRT in Hanoi coming to an end?

An assessment of public transport service capacity after 12 years of implementing the urban railway network plan reveals that the bus system still plays a dominant role.

Hanoi to introduce electronic ticketing for public transport in 2024

Hanoi’s transport department is planning to introduce a unified electronic ticketing system for its public bus and metro services in 2024.

Hanoi adds nearly 2,500 coach trips for the New Year holidays

People will have a three-day holiday for the New Year, and another seven-day for the traditional Lunar New Year celebrations.

Hanoi details bicycle-for-rent plan

According to the Hanoi Department of Transport, the bike sharing service will enhance the quality of public transport and reduce environmental pollution.

Investment for Hanoi urban railway project to increase by US$650m

The reason for the increase is that the underground section was increased from 8.5 to 8.9km.

Hanoi to launch pilot project on renting electric bikes connected to bus system

Hanoi Department of Transport has approved the proposal for pilot implementation of renting electric bicycles and motorbikes to make it easier for passengers to access bus routes and the bus rapid transit (BRT) system.

Hanoi approves pilot of e-bike sharing model serving BRT passengers

The Hanoi Department of Transport has given the green light to the pilot of an electric two-wheeler sharing model to facilitate the transit of bus rapid transit (BRT) passengers.

Hanoi plans to switch to e-buses

The Hanoi City government has assigned the Department of Transport to team up with other relevant agencies to develop a roadmap for a green energy transition and carbon dioxide emission reduction program, moving toward using electric buses only.

HCM City seeks to develop electric bus system

The HCM City Department of Transport has proposed that the municipal People’s Committee use electric vehicles for its bus rapid transit (BRT) system to emit less noise and reduce air pollution.

Action plan on electric vehicles signed

In 2022-2030, Vietnam plans to shift to using electric vehicles for road transport. By 2050, 100 percent of buses and taxis would use electricity and green energy.

5 cities to devise zoning plan for future motorbike bans

Hanoi, HCM City and three other large cities have been instructed to consider zoning plans before restricting or banning motorbikes in some districts after 2030.

HCM City to pilot electric bus services within this quarter

The first electric-bus route in Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to open within the first quarter of this year, the municipal Department of Transport has said.

Which means of transport will Hanoians use in the next five years?

Hanoi plans to build three urban railway lines in the next five years.

Public bike service popular in HCM City

An innovative public bike rental service is attracting a rising number of customers after being piloted in HCM City.

Transport firms expect low passenger demand prior to Tet holiday

Transport firms at coach stations in HCM City expect an unprecedented low passenger demand for travel during the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Transport businesses reluctant to install cameras as deadline nears

Over 200,000 public transport vehicles are required to install cameras by December 3, following a Government Decree to monitor drivers and passenger conduct. However, the number of vehicles equipped with cameras is still low.

Hanoi has ‘more than enough’ money to develop modern transport under new investment model

The Cat Linh – Ha Dong elevated railway project provides a lesson on public asset valuation. Selling and buying back infrastructure projects at their real value will allow the effective usage of resources.

Green bus route proposed to replace first BRT project in HCM City

The HCMC Transportation Works Construction Investment Project Management Authority (TCIP) has proposed replacing the line with a high-quality green bus route with a priority lane to take advantage of foreign loans.

HCMC transport director sings while using new public bicycle service

Director of the HCM City Transport Department Tran Quang Lam said the department joined forces with Tri Nam Group on December 16 to organize a ceremony to launch the public bike rental service in district 1.

It’s too early to prohibit motorbikes in Hanoi in 2025: experts

A number of experts are against Hanoi’s plan to prohibit motorbikes beginning in 2025, warning that proper conditions will not be ready to implement the plan.