Vietnam Railways

Update news Vietnam Railways

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.

High-speed railways and Vietnam's options

High-speed railways in countries around the world currently run at a speed of 200-250km/hour. Vietnam plans to have a high-speed railway system in the next 10 years, but so far it has not yet been able to choose technology and train speed.

Entangled in regulations, VNR unable to spend VND3 trillion to maintain railways

Since ministries have not agreed on a capital allocation mechanism, companies have not been able to sign railway maintenance contracts.

Mechanisms needed to attract capital to railway sector

Vietnam wants to raise up to US$10.5 billion for national railway development in the next 10 years.

Detailed policies required to successfully call investment in railway

Detailed policies on attracting investment in the railway industry are needed to meet the country’s ambitious VND240 trillion (US$10.5 billion) railway development plan in the next ten years, experts said.

Vietnam-Europe freight train opens up new transport route: experts

The freight train from Vietnam to Europe is operating very well after putting into operation for more than four months, according to Tran The Hung, General Director of Rail Transport and Trade Joint Stock Company (Ratraco).

Valuable lessons learned from urban railway delays

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

Vietnam seeks VND90 trillion to build railways connected to seaports

Vietnam Railway Authority (VRA) has submitted a plan to call for foreign investment in two railways to be connected to the Lach Huyen and Cai Mep – Thi Vai ports.

Vietnam railway system needs reform

Vietnam’s railways have become out of date after 100 years of use. Developing high-speed railways is a solution that has been discussed for years but no decision has ever been made.

Railway sector calls for foreign investments in six projects

The Vietnam Railway Authority has proposed the Ministry of Transport call for foreign investments in six projects.

Transport Ministry opposes import of 37 old train carriages from Japan

The Ministry of Transport has rejected a proposal of the Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) to import 37 train carriages manufactured from 1979 to 1982 from Japan, said Deputy Minister Nguyen Ngoc Dong.

Vietnam to build nine new railways by 2030

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision approving the railway system planning for 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, which sets a target of building nine new railways with a total length of 2,362km by 2030.

Commercial railway transportation to resume from October 7

Vietnam Railway Authority has issued a document asking for feedback from localities on the resumption of railway transportation while ensuring COVID-19 safety.

Vietnam Railways plans to resume operation of passenger trains from October 1

The Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) said that it is expected to organize passenger trains again from October 1.

Provinces organize trains and flights to take people back to hometowns from HCM City

Provinces have begun organizing trips to carry their citizens from HCMC back to their hometowns.

Vietnam Railways launches freight train service to Belgium

Vietnam Railways (VNR) on July 20 added a new rail freight link from Vietnam to Belgium, with the first train departing from Yen Vien station, Hanoi, and expected to arrive at Liege City in Belgium.

Vietnam railways corporation incurs big losses, thousands of workers take leave

The Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) is experiencing its toughest days in history as many trains have stopped running during Covid-19. Many workers have had to take unpaid leave.

Tens of thousands of railway workers unpaid due to funding delay

The lives of tens of thousands of railways workers have once again been turned upside down as their salaries have remained unpaid for four months. 

Cross-border railway hopes remain stuck on the tracks

The dream of state-owned railway giant Vietnam Railways to develop an Asia-Europe railway link could go nowhere unless a breakthrough change in state policy emerges to open the door for domestic and international private ventures.

Vietnam Railway Corporation braces for $85 million loss

The Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) faces the most difficult period in its history due to the COVID-19 pandemic and flooding in central Vietnam.