North-South train services return to normal

Update: April, 20/2015 - 13:21
Workers transport new sleepers to replace the ones that were damaged in the accident. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tho

QUANG BNH (VNS) — The rail track, badly damaged in an accident early this month in the central Quang Binh province, has been fully repaired, the Quang Binh Railway Management Company Ltd said.

Company Director Do Ba Tam said the track had been repaired to allow train speeds up to 90kmph, as was the case prior to the accident.

On April 3, the HCN3T1 goods train had derailed in Quang Ninh District's Vinh Ninh Commune, while travelling in the southern direction, and destroyed 3,805 sleepers over 4km of the track.

The Quang Binh Railway Management Company temporarily allowed rail services on the track with train speeds of 5kmph about three hours after the accident, and up to 70kmph several days later.

Some 30 workers are still working at the scene of the accident to monitor the situation. — VNS