|A train of Hà Nội Railway Transport Company leaves Hà Nội Train Station. — VNS Photo Khánh Dương|
HÀ NỘI — More trains will be put into service on the North-South railway route later this month to meet increasing travel demand during the National Day (September 2) holiday.
The Hà Nội Railway Transport Company will add 18 trains from the capital city to northern mountainous areas and the central region.
There will be four more trains connecting Hà Nội and Đà Nẵng City, an additional six Hà Nội-Đồng Hới (Quảng Bình Province) trains, six more trains from Hà Nội to Vinh City, Nghệ An Province and two more from Hà Nội to Lào Cai.
In the north, ten trains will run per day on each route: Hà Nội-Lào Cai, Hà Nội-Hải Phòng, Hà Nội-Đồng Đăng, Hà Nội-Quán Triều, Yên Viên-Hạ Long.
More carriages will also be added to cope with extra passengers.
The company will reduce train tickets for those who are beneficiaries of social policies, students, members of trade unions and groups consisting of 20 or more passengers.
In the south, the Sài Gòn Railway Transport Company will add 35 trains departing from HCM City to Phan Thiết, Nha Trang, Quy Nhơn, Quảng Ngãi, Đà Nẵng and vice versa.
They will run between August 29 and September 2 with total seat number of 17,000.
This year’s National Day holiday lasts three days from Saturday, August 31 until Monday, September 2. — VNS