The Hanoi Railway Project Management Unit has released new photos of the progress of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway construction, which has been underway since October 2011.
The US$550 million project constructed by the China Railway Sixth Group Co, Ltd starts at the Cat Linh (Dong Da District) and ends at Yen Nghia station (Ha Dong).
In total, the project includes 12 stations and a depot at Phu Luong (Ha Dong).
From Hoang Cau lake, the railway runs along the streets to the Yen Lang intersection.
The entire project has a length of 13 km is elevated (from Cat Linh to Ha Dong). The depot at Ha Dong is massive, spanning 19.6 hectares.
It has a capacity to operate 13 trains with carrier frequency of every two minutes with a maximum speed of 80 kilometres per hour, but in reality will most likely operate much slower at 35 kilometres per hour.
The route crosses the river Lich at the Yen Lang intersection.
And it also crosses around the area crossroad running toward Nguyen Trai Street (Thanh Xuan) right next to Royal City.
Works on Nguyen Trai Street running through the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi.
At the Khuat Duy Tien-Nguyen Xien intersection.
The railway runs from Nguyen Trai on Tran Phu (Ha Dong district).
Nhue River running through the property.
At intersections Phung Hung - Thanh Binh and White Bridge (Ha Dong).
Continue extending towards Quang Trung Street.
On Quang Trung Street (Ha Dong district), it runs the road Ba La, ending at the Yen Nghia Bus Station.
The train is expected to be operational in mid-2017 and operate daily from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm.