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Two more metro trains arrive in HCMC

by VTV413 July 2021 Last updated at 11:00 AM

Photo: PLO
Photo: PLO

VTV.vn - The sixth and seventh trains for HCMC's first metro line reached the city on July 13 from Japan and are ready for a trial run.

The two trains, with three cars each, left a port in Japan for Ho Chi Minh City two days earlier, project investor HCMC Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) said on Wednesday.

After a nine-day voyage, they arrived at the Khanh Hoi Port in HCMC’s District 4 and will be transferred to the Long Binh Depot in Thu Duc City on July 15 and 19.

Each train spans 21 meters long, four meters wide, three meters high, and weighs 37 tons.

The 19.7-km metro route No. 1 from Ben Thanh Market in District 1 to Suoi Tien theme park in Thu Duc City will have 17 Japanese-made trains in total.

Each train will have a capacity of 930 passengers and travel at a speed of up to 110 kph above ground and 80 kph underground./.

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