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Hundreds of buses, trains added for national holiday

Update: August, 17/2017 - 14:59
Hundreds of extra buses and trains will be used on the ocassion of the National Holiday (September 2) to meet commuters’demand. - VNA/VNS Photo Thế Duyệt
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Hundreds of extra buses and trains will be used to meet increasing travel demand during the upcoming three-day holiday for National Day (September 2).

State employees and workers have a three-day break from Saturday to Monday (September 2-4), according to the Ministry of Labours, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The Hà Nội Railway Transport Joint Stock Company will mobilise an additional 14 trains to run more than 120 trips with a total of nearly 90,000 seats during the period.

The company plans to offer a discount of 4-8 per cent on the ticket price for passengers purchasing tickets in groups.

The Sài Gòn Railway Joint Stock Company said it will increase trains on some key routes from HCM City to Nha Trang, Phan Thiết and Quy Nhơn during the holiday.

Meanwhile, the Hà Nội Bus Station Company will add 300 more coaches to meet commuters’ demand.

Company director Nguyễn Anh Toàn, citing the Hà Nội Transport Corporation, said the number of passengers is expected to rise sharply on Friday night (September 1) and Saturday morning (September 2).

The corporation has asked transport companies to avoid increasing ticket prices, not carry passengers beyond the permitted number, and forbid drivers from drinking while on duty to avoid accidents.

Additionally, there will be round-the-clock security presence at bus stations to maintain law and order, the company said. – VNS

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