Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam Railway Corporation has announced it will add 26 trains to meet increasing traveling demand during the upcoming three-day holiday for National Day (September 2).
This year, the National Day falls on Saturday, therefore State employees and workers have a three-day break from Saturday to Monday.
Traveling demand is expected to increase from Friday and Tuesday when people leave or arrive at major cities for holidays.
According to the corporation, in the south, four more trains would run on route HCM City – Phan Thiết and vice versa, six added trains on route HCM City – Nha Trang and vice versa, two added trains on route HCM City – Quy Nhơn and vice versa.
In the north, 14 trains would be added on routes including Hà Nội – Thanh Hóa –Vinh, Hà Nội – Đồng Hới, Hà Nội – Lào Cai.
Groups of 10-50 passengers would get discount of 4 per cent on train fares, groups of 50-100 passengers would get discount of 6 per cent and groups of minimum 101 passengers would get discount of 8 per cent.
An official of Miền Đông Coach Station in HCM City told vnexpress.net online newspaper that the station could deal with over 40,000 passengers in peak time, which usually fell in the afternoon and evening of September 1 and morning of September 2 on routes to Vũng Tàu, Đà Lạt, Phan Thiết and Nha Trang.
At Miền Tây Coach Station, coaches to Tiền Giang, Bến Tre, Cần Thơ and Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu would get significantly higher number of passengers -- up to 54,000-56,000 passengers during the peak time.
In Hà Nội, Hà Nội Coach Station Joint Stock Company asked the city’s Department of Transport to allow them to add 300 coaches to run during the occasion.
Some coach operators said they planned to increase fares of less than 40 per cent while other operators said they would not increase fares. — VNS