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Sài Gòn Railways to launch new trains

Update: April, 05/2016 - 09:00
New rail routes will connect Sai Gon’s outskirts with Biên Hòa from April 15. –– VNA/VNS Photo Sỹ Dũng

HCM CITY– Sài Gòn Railways JSC will launch new routes to connect the city’s outskirts with Biên Hòa City in the southern Đồng Nai Province from April 15.

The new train routes are expected to meet the passengers’ demand for shorter routes, reducing the pressure on roads that are overcrowded.

The advantages of the routes will include on-time arrival and departures, as well as various convenient schedules for the passengers to choose from.

Accordingly, there will be 10 trains running each day, including two trains connecting Sóng Thần and Biên Hòa, four connecting Biên Hòa and Gò Vấp and four connecting Biên Hòa and Sài Gòn.

The new railway routes will not be operated for profit, but for the residents’ needs. The train fares would be at par with bus fares on the same routes, Phạm Văn Sơn, president of the board of directors of Sài Gòn Railways JSC, said.

The passengers will also be able to transport their bikes and motorbikes on the trains for free, he said.

As the Ghềnh Bridge has collapsed, trains travelling from Sài Gòn to Biên Hòa Station will end their journey at Dĩ An Station and stop at Gò Vấp, Bình Triệu and Sóng Thần stations to pick up passengers. –– VNS

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