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Hue-Danang steam train project boosted
  • |, GTVT | June 19, 2022 01:56 PM
Vietnam Railway Corporation is seeking Ministry of Transport permission to connect the Hue-Danang steam train line with the Hanoi-HCM City railway route.

The corporation has signed a contract with the Indochina Rail Tourist Service Company for the operation of steam trains travelling between the two central cities of Da Nang and Hue to serve tourists. The project has a total investment of VND81 billion (USD3.6 million).


The steam train to be used for the Hue-Danang section

The Indochina Rail Tourist Service Company has bought three locomotives and 10 carriages for the 36 km journey from Hue to Danang.

The stream trains will mostly serve tourists with VIP seat carriages, restaurants, power generators and kitchens.

After being allowed by the Ministry of Transport to run on the Hanoi-HCM City railway route, the project investors will build support facilities for steam trains such as swing bridges and fire hydrants.

Steam trains stopped operating in Vietnam from the 1990s, replaced by diesel-driven locomotives.

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