Participants cut the ribbon to inaugurate the non-stop cargo railway service (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Hanoi Railway Transport Joint Stock Company (Haraco) on October 11 launched the first ever non-stop cargo railway service between Hanoi’s Giap Bat station and Song Than station in the southern province of Binh Duong.

The non-stop service will help shorten the time for transporting cargo between the two stations to only 51 hours instead of nearly 70 hours at present.

According to Haraco Deputy General Director Nguyen Van Hoan, the pair of HH7/8-coded trains, which will serve on the route, comprise 18 carriages each with a total capacity of 800 tonnes.

The launch of the service is part of Haraco’s effort to regain transport market share through improving its service quality.

The non-stop train runs three times a week and is expected to run all weekdays from later this month.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Tran Ngoc Thanh , Chairman of the Vietnam Railway Corporation 's Member Board highlighted the significance of the service.

He said the such service can be a key to promoting the development of the railway sector in general and railway transport enterprises in particular, including Haraco.-VNA