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Hanoi to offer 15-day free pass for all passengers on Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line

by VNA01 November 2021 Last updated at 11:00 AM

Hanoi is fully prepared for the conditional takeover of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line . (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi is fully prepared for the conditional takeover of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line . (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi will offer free travel for all passengers on its first metro line Cat Linh – Ha Dong during the first 15 days after the line is put into operation, according to Director of the city’s Department of Transport Vu Van Vien.

Vien said as soon as it receives the handover of the metro line from the Ministry of Transport, his department will put it into service. “Hanoi has been fully prepared for the conditional takeover to operate the project in the first phase and the first phase means a year,” he said.

The city has been cooperating with the Ministry of Transport to provide all necessary conditions for the operation of the project for months.

The quality assessment results of the metro line were approved by the State Council for Acceptance of Construction Projects on October 29. It is the final step for the project to begin commercial operation .

The line, which runs from Cat Linh in Ba Dinh district to Ha Dong district, has total investment of approximately 886 million USD, funded by Chinese ODA. It has an elevated line of more than 13 km with 12 stations and 13 trains.

Each train, whose designed speed is 80 km per hour, has four carriages capable of carrying over 900 passengers.

The trial run was completed in December 2020, with more than 70,000 km of tests on thousands of trips, enabling the system to operate commercially.

Started in 2011, the project has suffered numerous setbacks and delays. The Hanoi People’s Committee has announced the price of the tickets for the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro, with the lowest one being 8,000 VND (0.35 USD) for a trip and 30,000 VND for a day pass. A monthly pass for a common passenger is priced at 200,000 VND./.

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