Work accelerates to get the Nhổn-Hà Nội Station Railway’s elevated section up and running

July 05, 2024 - 08:44
According to the management board, eight elevated stations and the Nhổn Depot have now passed the fire safety inspections by the Fire Prevention and Rescue Police Department.
The elevated section of Nhổn-Hà Nội Station Railway is now totally completed. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) is urgently completing the necessary procedures to launch commercial operations for the elevated section of the Nhổn-Hà Nội Station urban railway line (from station S1 to S8).

The elevated section of the pilot urban railway project, stretching from Nhổn to Hà Nội Station over a distance of 8.5km in the west of the capital, is now fully constructed, with equipment installation and system integration testing completed.

According to MRB, the eight elevated stations and the Nhổn Depot have now passed the fire safety inspections by the Fire Prevention and Rescue Police Department.

Additionally, all ten trains have undergone technical inspections, with the equipment at the stations and Depot being certified according to regulations.

Systra, the consulting firm, has issued the Transfer of Completion (TOC) certificates for each contract package.

The project has completed training for 353 personnel from the Hà Nội Railway Company, who took part in a trial which was concluded on May 31, having successfully completed all 57 scenarios and all eight testing phases, ensuring an efficient and safe operation of the line.

Consultant Alain Bechereau from Systra expressed confidence in the readiness of the Hà Nội Railway Company's personnel after a total of two months of trial operations.

The safety certification consultant consortium Apave Bureau Veritas - Certifer (ABC Consultant) has completed on-site evaluations.

The completion of the trial demonstrates the readiness of the operating unit to commence commercial operations of the elevated section from Nhổn to Hà Nội Station. However, the extended trial period has delayed the issuance of the safety system certification.

Once the ABC Consultant submits their report and safety certification, MRB will forward it to the Railway Department (Ministry of Transport) for evaluation and approval.

The State Inspection Council will then convene to approve the acceptance results for commercial operation.

The completion of the remaining legal procedures requires close co-ordination among various government agencies.

The final safety certification report from ABC Consultant is expected by July 10.

MRB is expediting the remaining procedures to commence commercial operations as soon as possible.

Once operational, the Nhổn-Hà Nội Station urban railway line (Line 3) is expected to significantly reduce traffic congestion and urban pollution, enhancing the quality of life for residents in western Hà Nội. — VNS