Update news railway

New transport projects have kicked off, while many undergoing projects are being implemented slowly. These are problems Minister Nguyen Van Thang will need to solve.

High-speed railway between HCM City and Can Tho to boost inter-regional development

Early construction of a high-speed railway between HCM City and Can Tho is expected to spur inter-regional development.

VND2.2 trillion project proposed to improve railway connections with China

The Vietnam Railway Project Management Board has submitted a project with total investment of US$95.88 million to improve railway connections between Vietnam's Lao Cai Station and China's North Hekou Station.

Tourists to have more experience by travelling on trains with steam engines

Travellers are set to have an opportunity to experience Vietnam’s beauty on trains with steam locomotives.

Railway maintenance work delayed as Ministry has yet to decide on capital allocation

The money for railway maintenance is available, but remains inaccessible to maintenance units because no final decision has been made on whom to allocate capital - the Vietnam Railway Authority (VRA) or Vietnam Railways (VNR).

Hanoi stimulates tourism by rail promotion

Hanoi has launched various promotions and discounts on rail tickets and connected tours on rail routes to stimulate domestic tourism post-COVID-19.

More tourist trains on Hanoi-Lao Cai route to be operated

Hanoi Railway Transport Joint Stock Company will run more trains linking the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai which is home to the tourist town of Sapa from this month to meet higher demand.

Nearly 1,000 Chinese workers to come to Vietnam this month

The Chinese workers will be quarantined for 14 days as required by Vietnam's Ministry of Health.

Additional return trip on Hanoi-HCM City rail route to run from April 23

An additional return trip is to be introduced on the Hanoi-HCM City train route from April 23, raising the total to three return trips daily.

Bids invited for upgrade of dilapidated bridges along North – South railway

The Ministry of Transport’s Railway Project Management Board has invited bids for the upgrade of six dilapidated bridges along the North – South railway in central Da Nang city and Quang Nam province.

Quiet trains during COVID-19 pandemic

The North-South trains are currently the most optimal means for many passengers when they need to travel in the context of coaches and taxis are not operating and the aircraft is operating only in limited time slot.

VN rail sector finding way back on track

Despite strong efforts, state-owned Vietnam Railways may face a downturn this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and challenges from legal barriers. 

Railway companies temporarily suspend train routes

The Hanoi Railway Transport Joint Stock Company has temporarily suspended the operation of several routes due to a shortage of passengers as of Monday.

Fourteen urgent transport projects to be implemented in 2020

The transport sector will strive to complete 10 road projects and commence four railway upgrade projects in 2020 which have been approved by the National Assembly Standing Committee (NAST). 


Houses along "railway street" in Hanoi should be relocated: Ministry

The Ministry of Transport stressed that the government always supports people to do business, as long as though the businesses must meet the standards of safety for both visitors and the train traffic.

Crystallising investment rules for infrastructure developers

Vietnam is now a magnet for overseas financiers wishing to implement infrastructure initiatives before transferring them to the state. 

Railway projects proceed slowly, Transport Ministry goes ahead with new projects

Urban railway projects have been proceeding slowly and investment capital has become many times higher than initially estimated.

Hanoi-Nhon elevated railway to be completed by 2022

The Hanoi station-Nhon elevated railway project will be completed by 2022 after trains are brought to Vietnam in July 2020.

A ROK – DPRK – China - Vietnam railway route?

VietNamNet Bridge - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DRPK) President Kim Jong-un took a train to Vietnam to attend the US-DPRK Summit in Hanoi on February 27-28. 

Tens of billions of dollars needed to build north-south highway

VietNamNet Bridge - The north-south highway would have a total length of 2,100 kilometers, running across 32 provinces and cities, and would be built in three phases.