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First int’l freight transport train in Lunar New Year departs

The Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) on February 21 started the first international freight transport train in the Year of the Dragon from Song Than station in Binh Duong province to Zhengzhou in China's Henan province.

Hanoi-Da Nang high-quality train service officially launched

Two high-quality trains SE19 and SE20 were launched into operation on the Hanoi – Da Nang route on October 20 by the Vietnam Railway Corporation.

Investors to do pre-feasibility study for Vietnam-Laos railway section

The Ministry of Transport has allowed a joint venture between Laos Petrotrade and Deo Ca Group to conduct a pre-feasibility study for a section of the Vietnam-Laos railway project.

Train carrying exports to China from southern Binh Duong province debuts

Authorities of southern Binh Duong province and the Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) held a ceremony on September 27 to launch an international multimodal train transporting goods from Song Than station to China.

Vietnam to have 16 more railway lines by 2030

Vietnam’s railway network planning expects to have 16 new national lines with a total length of about 4,802km by 2030.

Railway sector asks grapples with limited funds, outdated locomotives

For years, the railway industry has grappled with the challenge of sourcing significant funds to replace outdated locomotives and carriages to meet regulatory requirements and industry standards.

Vietnam seeks express railway cooperation with Spain

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Danh Huy has said Spain can invest in Vietnam’s transportation industry and launch education and training programs for local personnel, particularly in railway projects.

Int’l rail freight transportation service inaugurated in Vietnam

The Ministry of Transport on February 18 inaugurated an international freight transportation service at Kep railway station in Bac Giang province, linking Vietnam and China and other countries in Europe.

Mekong Delta region in need of railway line

According to historical documents the 70 km long Saigon-My Tho railway line was the first railway line in Vietnam in the once Indochina region which began operations on 20 July 1885.

Vietnam - Kazakhstan freight rail route launched

A container cargo rail route between Vietnam and Kazakhstan was launched last December, according to the Railways Transport and Trade Joint Stock Company.

Ministry works to boost rail import-export volume to 5 million tonnes by 2030

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

Boosting international railway transport investment

The initial successes of the railway container transport network from Vietnam to Europe have inspired engagement with the international railway network.

Railway companies report profits after two years of losses

Hanoi and Saigon railway companies, the two subsidiaries of the Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR), reported their respective after-tax profits of almost VND35.2 billion and over VND38.3 billion in January-September.

Railway delayed by two decades traps Quang Ninh residents in deterioating homes

The 131-km-long railway project was approved in 2004, and construction started the following year. However, the project's completion has been delayed several times.

Should Vietnam build a 200, 300, 500, or 1,000 km/hour railway?

We have to make an important choice which will determine the future of the transport sector and give a driving force to economic development.

Second chance here for high-speed rail

The Politburo will decide on the development of a North-South high-speed railway in September, which was previously turned down by the National Assembly in 2010.

Container train service from Danang to Europe suspended

A container train service linking Danang City of Vietnam and Europe has been suspended due to concerns over the Russia-Ukraine military conflict, according to the Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR). 

$74.7 million needed to upgrade weak railway bridges

The Vietnam Railways Corporation has asked the Ministry of Transport to allocate over $74.7 million for the reparation and upgrade of weak railway bridges in the 2022 – 2023 period.

International rail freight grows, VNR wants to upgrade railways

International transport through rail carriage to European countries via China grew rapidly in 2021. However, the advantages of this transport have not been fully exploited because of poor infrastructure.

Valuable lessons learned from urban railway delays

Most urban railway projects in Vietnam are behind schedule, resulting in an increased need for investment capital.