|Inside a high-quality North-South train newly launched by Việt Nam Railways Corporation. Six high-quality trains were launched on January 10 to meet transport demand during Tết (Lunar New Year). — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Sơn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Some 170,000 seats are available for railway passengers going from north to south Việt Nam and vice versa before and after the Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays.
The information was recently announced by the Hà Nội Railway Transport JSC (HARACO).
Some 72,400 seats are available for passengers travelling from southern to northern localities before Tết, during February 5-14, and almost 99,700 seats are available for passengers going from northern to southern localities after Tết, from February 19 to March 3.
Tickets can be purchased online via the official websites of the railways, dsvn.vn and vetau.com.vn, as well as at train stations and ticket offices listed on saigonrailway.com.vn and vantaiduongsathanoi.vn.
Passengers should buy tickets only from these sources to avoid fake and overpriced tickets, railway officials said.
On January 10, Việt Nam Railways Corporation (VNR) launched six new, high-quality trains on the North-South route to meet increasing transport demand during Tết.
Next year, VNR aims to give train tickets on sale six months prior to Tết to have better capital turnover, said VNR chairman Vũ Anh Minh. Passengers who book early tickets will get discounts, he said. — VNS