Vietnam Railway Corporation yesterday officially launched high-quality express railway for the route Hanoi- Dong Dang of the northern province of Lang Son.
As scheduled, there are four trains everyday between Hanoi and Dong Dang. The time for the route will be 3 hours and 35 minutes, cutting 3 hours compared to other train in the route. The Railway Corporation uses made-in-Korean trains with air conditioner and luxury decoration materials and TV. There is a wagon serving meals and beverage.
The highest fare for the train is VND105,000(US$4.8). The railway is offering discount of 30 percent for those who buy tickets for June trains.
Representative from the Railway Corporation said that as the route Hanoi-Dong Dang has few passengers so the company focuses on upgrade services for the route.
If it achieves success, the company will develop other routes too.