The Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated railway in the capital city of Hanoi began a trial run on September 20. According to the project’s management board, the railway will be trialed for 3-6 months until it is ready for official operation.

All 13 trains will be put into operation simultaneously. Trains will start from Yen Nghia station in Ha Dong district to Cat Linh station in Dong Da district and will stop at each station for one minute.

During the early stage of the trial, the trains will run every 10-12 minutes at average speeds of 30-35km per hour. In the commercial exploitation period, the time gap between two trips will be gradually reduced to five minutes as designed.-VNA