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Saigon Station faces congestion as Tet nears
  • | dtinews.vn, NLD | February 13, 2018 01:57 PM

Thousands of passengers are descending on Saigon Station to take trains for returning home for Tet, causing the congestion.

The station’s first floor was crowded with thousands of people waiting for the trains on the evening of February 12.

 

Saigon Station was crowded with thousands of people waiting for the trains on the evening of February 12


Many of them came to the station quite early as they were afraid of being late. On the afternoon of the same day, many trains arrived the station late so passengers had to wait for hours.

Le Thi My Ngoc said that she tried to go to the station early as she did not want to miss the train. Tet was the only occasion she returned to her hometown.

Tran Thi Le Trinh said that she came to the station three hours earlier than the schedule.

Saigon Station serves 21 trains with a total of 16,000 passengers in the run-up to Tet.


Passengers are tired due to the long wait


A family taking a rest before leaving for their hometown in Binh Dinh


 

Many people sleeping

 


A fast meal before getting on the train


The station was still crowded at midnight


Station staff said that passengers who had booked tickets only need to come to the station 30 minutes before departure time.

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