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HCM City receives first train for Metro Line No 1

The Management Authority for Urban Railways of Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony on October 13 to receive the first train for the city’s Metro Line No 1 (Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien).

The train will be tested at Long Binh Depot in District 9 - the repair and maintenance workshop - in the first quarter of next year before being moved to Binh Thai in the third quarter and to Tan Cang in the fourth quarter of the year.

It will then be put into trial operation together with all other systems of the metro line, such as power, signal, and track systems.

The blue train is 61.5 metres in length, three metres wide, and four metres high, with a maximum speed of 110 km/h and seats also of blue. It can carry some 930 passengers, with 783 standing.

Construction of the city’s first metro line between Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and the Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9 is expected to be completed within the next few months, with services to be underway by the end of next year.

The 2.05 billion USD line is the first of at least six to be built in the city./.