More trains added to Reunification Day-May Day holidays

Friday, 2021-03-26 17:03:19
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Vietnam Railways Corporation runs dozens more trains during the April 30-May Day holidays. (Photo: VNR)
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NDO – Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) has decided to add more trains to serve travel needs predicted to surge during the upcoming the Southern Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1) holidays.

Accordingly, VNR officially opened ticket sales for the enhanced number of trains from 9:00 am today, March 26.

The company announced that in addition to maintaining its daily operation of the trans-nation Thong Nhat (reunification) passenger trains, from April 29 to March 3, dozens of other trains on various routes will be added to the nation’s rail system.

Specifically, in the northern region, the TH1/TH2 trains will be added to the Hanoi - Thanh Hoa route. For the Hanoi - Vinh route, in addition to the regular trains NA1/NA2 and SE35/SE36, on April 29 and 30, additional trains coded NA3/NA4, NA7/NA8, NA9 and NA12 will be on service. The Hanoi - Dong Hoi route runs more trains coded QB1, QB2, QB3, QB4 and QB5 on April 29.

In the southern region, VNR plans to run more trains from Ho Chi Minh City to the provinces attracting a large number of tourists during the holidays, such as to Da Nang, Quang Ngai, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang and Phan Thiet.

In particular, during the upcoming holidays as well as over the summer, VNR will cooperate with the UNESCO Association of Hanoi to organise charter trains from Hanoi to Dong Hoi and Hue and vice versa, while at the same time coordinating with the People's Committees of Quang Binh and Thua Thien Hue provinces to build stimulus packages with many preferential and attractive policies designed to serve passengers traveling to Central Vietnam during the summer.

To ensure the absolute safety of passengers, VNR will continue to maintain measures to prevent COVID-19, so far implemented effectively during the past three outbreaks, including spraying disinfectant on the trains and at the stations, applying social distancing for passengers in the waiting rooms and when loading the train, enhancing environmental sanitation and disinfection, providing hand sanitiser and antiseptic solution, and measuring temperatures of passengers when entering the station.