Vietnam Railways (VNR) officially launched its e-ticket booking system at the Hanoi Railways Station on November 21.

At the launch ceremony, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong said the system is a turning point for the railways sector, making it easier for travelers, especially in the upcoming 2015 Lunar New Year vacation.

VNR’s e-ticket system was developed by the Corporation for Financing and Promoting Technology Corporation (FPT), starting in July 2014.

It will update information about train schedules and fares at, and

VNR has worked with the Vietnam International Commercial Joint Stock Bank (VIB) and the Vietnam Post Corporation (VNPost) to facilitate the customers’ on-line payment, said Tran Ngoc Thanh, Chairman of the Vietnam Railways’ Member Board.-VNA