The first train carriage of HCMC’s metro line No. 1 is placed on a specialized tractor trailer to be transported to Long Binh Depot. Four more metro trains are expected to arrive in HCMC next week – PHOTO: THANH HOA
HCMC - Two metro trains with three carriages each of HCMC’s first metro line project linking Ben Thanh Market in District 1 with Suoi Tien Theme Park left Japan on May 1 and are expected to arrive in the city on May 10.
The trains were manufactured at Japan’s Kasado factory. After completing customs procedures at a local port, the two trains will be transported to Long Binh Depot in Thu Duc City in the following three to four days, the local media reported.
Four other trains of the metro line will have six carriages each. Of these, two trains will be transported to HCMC next month and the other two in July.
HCMC’s metro line No. 1 will have 17 trains, with the first phase using the three-car trains capable of carrying 930 passengers and the following phase using six-carriage ones, which are all manufactured in Japan.
The first train arrived in Khanh Hoi Port in October last year and is at Long Binh Depot for an upcoming trial operation.