Two more trains Metro Line No.1 arrives in Ho Chi Minh City

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The sixth and seventh trains for Ho Chi Minh City’s Metro Line No.1 (Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien) arrive in Khanh Hoi port of the city on July 13 (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The sixth and seventh trains for Ho Chi Minh City’s Metro Line No.1 (Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien) with six carriages in total arrived in Khanh Hoi port of the city on July 13.

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Urban Railway Management Board (MAUR) - the investor of the project, the unloading of the metro carriages is performed at the port before being transported to Long Binh depot in Thu Duc city for assembling on July 14 and 16.

Since the first train arrived in the city in October 2020, Japanese contractors have sent seven trains to the city.

The all 17 trains are designed to serve up to 930 passengers each, with 147 seats. They can run at a speed of 110km per hour on elevated rail and 80km per hour on underground rail.

The 19.7-km line No.1 is the first of at least six to be built in the city and aims to ease traffic congestion in its north-eastern gateway.

Including four major bidding packages using official development assistance (ODA) and funds from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the project is designed to have 14 stations, three of them underground.

The US$2.05 billion line is the first of at least six to be built in the city.