|Four new trains of Cát Linh - Hà Đông elevated train project were delivered to Hà Nội on Monday. – Photo zing.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Four Cát Linh-Hà Đông trains were delivered to Hà Nội on Monday. In November, eight more trains are planned to be transported from China to Việt Nam.
Vũ Hồng Phương, vice director of the Cát Linh-Hà Đông elevated train project, said it had not yet been decided when the trains would be transported by crane on the elevated railways track.
To avoid traffic congestion, the trains were transported to Hà Nội at night.
On February 19, the first two locomotives and passenger trains of this project were delivered.
According to Phương, the railway project has 12 trains, including 48 carriages. Each train with four carriages can carry 1,200 passengers.
The Cát Linh-Hà Đông elevated railway project with 12 stations has investment of US$868 million. As planned, until October 2017, the pilot run will be implemented. The trains will begin officially operations in the second quarter of 2018.
However, many categories of the project are being delayed due to capital injection.
On September 28, the Chinese contractor ran a locomotive from Cát Linh station to Láng station to check the railway line. — VNS