The route, with a total length of 38.43 km, will include 6.5 km underground, 2.0 km elevated and 29.93 km on the ground level, in addition to 21 stations.
The No.5 metro will connect Van Cao, Ngoc Khanh, Lang and Hoa Lac, in the districts of Ba Dinh, Dong Da, Cau Giay, Nam Tu Liem, Hoai Duc, Quoc Oai, and Thach That. The 21 stations include six underground stations, 14 above-ground stations and one elevated station.
The metro project will have two depots, one in Son Dong commune, Hoai Duc district, with an area of about 18 ha and the other one in Yen Binh commune, Thach That district, with an area of about 6.9 ha.
The route requires a total investment of about 65.4 trillion VND, sourced from the city’s budget. The route is expected to connect the west of the city with the central urban area.
The project is anticipated to run 26 trains in 2025, 37 trains in 2035 and 38 trains in 2050.