Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line transports nearly 6 million passengers in over 9 months

The Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban metro line has transported nearly 6 million passengers during more than nine months of operation, according to Hanoi Metro One Member Limited Company (Hanoi Metro) – a State-owned enterprise specialising in the operation and maintenance of urban railway in Hanoi.
A train of Line 2A Cat Linh - Ha Dong. (Photo: VNA)
A train of Line 2A Cat Linh - Ha Dong. (Photo: VNA)

In the four-day National Day holiday, more than 156,000 passengers used the line, with over 55,000 on September 2 alone, surpassing the record daily number of 54,000 on the May Day.

The company’s survey showed 54% of the passengers use monthly passes.

The line started running last November. It was officially inaugurated on January 13 this year and welcomed the one millionth passenger the same day. With a total investment of approximately 868 million USD (up 315 million USD compared to initial estimates) and funded by China’s official development assistance (ODA), the elevated line is more than 13km long and has 12 stations and 13 trains.

Trains run every 10 minutes with a capacity of 960 passengers each train. One-way tickets cost from 8,000-15,000 VND (0.35-0.65 USD) for a trip and 30,000 VND for a day pass. A monthly pass is priced at 200,000 VND, with lower price schemes available for bulk purchases by companies or factories.