|Hà Nội-Vinh rapid trains will be launched on June1, 2017. – VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Rapid trains from Hà Nội to Vinh City of central Nghệ An Province will officially be launched on June 1, reducing travel time to only five and a half hours.
The trains, operated by Hà Nội Railway Transport Joint Stock Company (HARACO), will depart from the capital city for Giáp Bát, Thanh Hóa and Vinh stations and vice versa.
The train coded SE35 will depart from Hà Nội at 2.05pm and arrive at Vinh City at 7.40pm. The Vinh-Hà Nội train SE36 will depart at 7.55am and arrive at 1.20pm.
Passengers can enjoy 50 per cent discount on the ticket price on June 01. Children aged 6-10 can travel for free on the day.
During the initial operating months, HARACO will offer 50 per cent discount for children from six to 10 years old and reduce 30 to 50 per cent of the ticket price for students and 10 to 20 per cent for passengers.
Group booking of 10-50 people will enjoy a 25 per cent discount. Groups consisting of more than 51 passengers will enjoy 30 per cent discount.
During the summer season, HARACO is also offering dozens of thousands of tickets worth VNĐ10,000 (US$0.4) via online payment on www.dsvn.vn and by booking at counters.
The Hà Nội-Vinh journey, covering a distance of more than 300km, takes some seven hours to travel by train at normal speed. — VNS