Capital city Hà Nội to assess feasibility of new metro line

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The Nhổn-Hà Nội Railway Station metro project covers 12.5km. — Photo baogiaothong.vn

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội will assess critical elements of the Hà Nội Station-Hoàng Mai metro line project (Line No.3) starting in 2022.

This will be the extension of the ongoing Nhổn-Hà Nội Station metro project that runs through the districts of Bắc Từ Liêm, Nam Từ Liêm, Cầu Giấy, Ba Đình, Đống Đa and Hoàn Kiếm.

The pre-feasibility study of the Hà Nội Station-Hoàng Mai metro project will finish by 2024.

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has approved a project aiming at supporting Hà Nội to conduct the pre-feasibility study of the Hà Nội Station-Hoàng Mai metro project.

The investment for the technical supporting project serving the pre-feasibility study is VNĐ343 billion (US$14.9 million), with one of the investors being the Hà Nội Metropolitan Railway Management Board. Other investment will include VNĐ49 billion from the counterpart fund of Hà Nội, and the rest from the ODA from ADB and EU.

In 2020, Hà Nội proposed the pre-feasibility study of the Hà Nội Station-Hoàng Mai metro line, an extension of the Nhổn-Hà Nội Station metro line.

According to this proposal, the Hà Nội Station-Hoàng Mai metro line will cover nearly 8.8km, stretching across the streets of Trần Hưng Đạo, Trần Thánh Tông, Kim Ngưu and Tam Trinh.

The total investment for the Hà Nội Station-Hoàng Mai metro line is approximately VNĐ40.6 trillion (US$1.8 billion), including VNĐ34.2 trillion from the ODA from the ADB, French Development Agency, Reconstruction Credit Institute (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau – KfW), and nearly VNĐ6.3 trillion from counterpart fund of Hà Nội City, which will be used for land clearance, resettlement, project management, tax and other costs.

The proposal said the metro line is expected to operate in January 2028.

The Nhổn-Hà Nội Railway Station metro project covers 12.5km with eight elevated stations and four underground.

The trains are expected to be operated at 35km per hour on average and 80km per hour maximum, the same speed as metros in Paris, Berlin, and cities in Asia. — VNS

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