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Old July 8th, 2009, 06:01 PM
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Default Progress of Pilot Line

Progress of Pilot Line

Preparation works are being hurried up for the construction of the Hanoi Light Rail Transit (LRT/Metro) Pilot Line Project. It's underground section of 2.9 km long, with special consideration to the TBM application option, is being paid special attention.

The Owner of the Hanoi Metro Pilot Line Project is The Hanoi Metropolitan Rail Transport Project Board (HRB*) , under the Hanoi People's Committee (HPC).

The Hanoi Metro Pilot Line Project lies in the main east-west traffic axis of Hanoi city. The peak hour traffic volume reaches to 37,600 pax/two directions/hour, which already exceeds the capacity of the road. Congestion will become very serious in the coming years since the number of private cars is ever more increasing.

The total length of the double track metro line is 12.5 km plus 0.2 km of access road to the depot complex at Nhon town. The main line from Nhon depot to the Central Railway Station consists of an elevated bridge section of 9.8 km long and an underground tunnel section of 2.9 km which involves 4 underground stations. A second phase of the project will include more 2.5 km of underground tunnel in the inner city area from the Central Railway Station to the Hanoi Opera House.

The construction of the project's Depot at Nhon Town had been started on 27 December 2006. The project's main line is expected to complete its detailed design stage soon and start construction within the year 2007, in order to accomplish in 2010 in commemoration of 1000th anniversary of the Hanoi city founding.

(*): Formerly The Hanoi Authority for Tram and Public Transport Development Management (HATD)
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