|Passengers at the Biên Hòa railway station. — VNA/VNS Photo Sỹ Tuyên|
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Railway Transportation Service Joint Stock Company has transported five carriages from Sóng Thần station in southern Bình Dương Province to three stations in southern Đồng Nai Province.
The move aims to improve loading capacity of the trains to carry goods and passengers in Đồng Nai Province during the upcoming holiday of Reunification Day on April 30.
The collapse of the Ghềnh Bridge last month in Đồng Nai Province shut down the North-South railway, putting pressure on railway stations in the province.
To address the problem, the Ministry of Transport ordered the upgrade and expansion of three stations in Đồng Nai Province, namely Biên Hòa, Trảng Bom and Hố Nai.
To transport these five carriages of 37, and unload them for installation, five 50-tonne special-purpose vehicles and two cranes weighing 110 and 45 tonnes, respectively, have been mobilised.
Within the upgrading and expansion plan, the Việt Nam Railway Transportation Service Joint Stock Company is also upgrading the road surface and launching more rails at these stations.
“After the expansion, Hố Ga station will have one more train stop, doubling the capacity of loading and unloading of goods,” Trần Văn Hạnh, head of Hố Ga station, said.
According to Phạm Thị Thanh Hòa, head of the transport section of the Biên Hòa railway station, a system of water pipes carrying water to the trains, a concrete lobby for passengers to walk along the rails and station roofs, are under construction.
More staff from the Bình Thuận railway transporting company, which controls the railways from Bình Thuận Province to Đồng Nai Province, and from Sài Gòn station, has been mobilised to manage the travel of passengers.
According to the Việt Nam Railway Corporation (VNR), construction work on the new Ghềnh Bridge across the Đồng Nai River began on April 1 and is expected to be completed by July 15. — VNS