|More coaches will be operated to serve the high demand for travel during the upcoming National Day holiday. — Photo dantri.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Three hundred more coaches and buses would be put into service for the upcoming National Day holiday on September 2, according to a representative of the Hà Nội Bus Station Company.
Nguyễn Anh Toàn, director of the Hà Nội Bus Station Company, told dantri.com.vn that the company had forecast passenger numbers would rise dramatically between August 31 and September 1, so it had asked Hà Nội’s Department o Transport for permission to lay on 300 extra coaches and buses.
The coaches would focus on passengers going to Hải Phòng City and the provinces of Nam Định, Hải Phòng, Thái Bình, Phú Thọ, Lai Châu and Quảng Ninh, said Toàn.
The company has also asked stations to set up more ticket booths to reduce overloading before the vacation.
Meanwhile, the Hà Nội Railway Company plans to run 140 extra trains with 90,000 seats during the holiday.
From August 31 to September 3, the Sài Gòn Railway Company will operate more 30 trains with 14,000 seats from HCM City to Phan Thiết, Nha Trang, Quy Nhơn and Quảng Ngãi, and from Nha Trang to Huế.
Ticket prices in these services will be subject to a 10-20 per cent discount. — VNS