30 new high-quality carriages on the Thong Nhat (North-South) route are expected to be officially put into operation on the Hanoi-Da Nang route starting July 9 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) has launched 30 new high-quality carriages on the Thong Nhat (North-South) route and plans to officially put them into operation on the Hanoi-Da Nang route starting July 9.

The carriages were built using high-quality materials and advanced technology to ensure they are more stable, sound-proof, and fire-proof, with their waste treatment system meeting hygienic standards.  

Along with the traditional 4-bed and 6-bed cabins, each of the new overnight carriages now come with a couple of VIP 2-bed cabins. The VIP cabins have larger and more comfy beds, and passengers choosing this service can enjoy free beverages and meals.

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From July 9, the new carriages will be part of the five-star SE1 and SE2 trains operating on the Hanoi-Da Nang route, said a VNR representative.

To date, the VNR have built and put into use 60 carriages of this type. -VNA