HCM City receives first train for Metro Line No. 1

15:50 | 14/10/2020
The Management Authority for Urban Railways of Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony on October 13 to receive the first train for the city’s Metro Line No 1 (Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien).
hcm city receives first train for metro line no 1 80027
The train will be tested at Long Binh Depot in District 9 - the repair and maintenance workshop - in the first quarter of next year before being moved to Binh Thai in the third quarter and to Tan Cang in the fourth quarter of the year (Photo: VNA)
hcm city receives first train for metro line no 1 80027
It will then be put into trial operation together with all other systems of the metro line, such as power, signal, and track systems (Photo: VNA)
hcm city receives first train for metro line no 1 80027
The three-carriage train, one of the 17 for the urban railway, arrived in the city’s Khanh Hoi Port on October 8 from Kasado Port in Japan (Photo: VNA)
hcm city receives first train for metro line no 1 80027
The blue train is 61.5 metres in length, three metres wide, and four metres high, with a maximum speed of 110 km/h and seats also of blue (Photo: VNA)
hcm city receives first train for metro line no 1 80027
It can carry some 930 passengers, with 783 standing (Photo: VNA)
hcm city receives first train for metro line no 1 80027
Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong asks the Management Authority as well as contractors and consultation agencies to work harder together to speed up project progress (Photo: VNA)
hcm city receives first train for metro line no 1 80027
Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio expresses a belief that the project will contribute to improving traffic conditions in the city, helping to speed up socio-economic recovery after the pandemic (Photo: VNA)

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