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Cat Linh-Ha Dong rail line to undergo full-scale trial run starting from December 12
  • | Nhan Dan | December 07, 2020 05:17 AM
The Cat Linh-Ha Dong Line, known as Line 2A in Hanoi’s urban railway system, will undergo a full-scale trial run starting from December 12 in order to test its safety for final approval.

A train of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong Line

Based on the results of the trial run, consultants from a trio of Apave-Certifer-Tricc will certify the safety of the project in the first quarter of 2021.

After the line is granted a safety certificate, the Ministry of Transport will approve the project and transfer it to the Hanoi government for management and operation.

Hanoi Metro, the company in charge of operating the system, said emergency drills are being conducted with the participation of all workers on the line.

The company said it currently has 681 workers, including 41 train drivers who have undergone training in China and 18 drivers trained in Vietnam.

Hanoi Metro General Director Vu Hong Truong said due to prolonged delays in the past, nearly 100 workers have quit but most of those were manual workers while highly-skilled technicians and engineers, especially train drivers, are still committed to the project.

For the Nhon-Hanoi Railway Station Line, known as Line 3, Hanoi Metro is recruiting 524 workers for the first phase and another 102 for the second phase.

Line 3’s elevated section is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021 while the underground section will be completed one year later.

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