Vietnam Plans High Speed Railway

Vietnam Plans High Speed Railway
March 25, 2015 11:39 pm

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a plan to build Vietnam’s first high-speed railway by 2030, Vietnam News Agency reported.

The transport sector’s multi-pronged plan will focus on upgrading current rail routes and creating new ones.

First it will upgrade the popular North-South route, making it accessible to passenger trains travelling 80-90kph and cargo trains travelling 50-60kph.

The sector will start building a North-South railway accessible by trains travelling 160-200kph in 2020, with a completion date set for 2030.

With the improvement of the country’s railway system, the transport ministry expects trains to account for 5-8% of passenger travel and 5-6% cargo transport by 2030.

It expects trains to account for 30% of travel between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

In the plan’s first phase from 2015 to 2020, the sector will make preparations for building new routes between Hanoi and Lao Cai, Hai Phong, and Dong Dang in the north; and several other routes connecting Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Sai Gon – Can Tho, and Hai Phong – Lach Huyen Port. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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