The Cat Linh – Ha Dong metro line in Hanoi carried its millionth passenger on Thursday morning, just two months since it became operational.

The metro currently serves nearly 15,000 passengers a day. More than 20% of the travellers are using monthly tickets.

Cat Linh - Ha Dong metro line started operating on November 6, 2021. In the first 15 days, travelling on this metro line is free for the people of Hanoi and other localities.

In the first month of operation, there were more than 620,400 passengers taking the train with an average of 25,000 passengers/day.

Currently, the Cat Linh - Ha Dong metro line serves passengers from 5:30 to 22:00. Train frequency is 10 minutes per stop to pick up and drop off passengers at the station

It is one of the 8 lines planned for Hanoi by 2030 with a total length of 417 kilometers, 82 percent of it above ground and the rest underground.

According to the Ministry of Transport, the metro is making a major contribution to getting people to use public transport, easing congestion, saving travel time and reducing pollution./.