New express freight trains to cut travel time

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 09:03

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The Ha Noi Railway Transport Joint Stock Company (Haraco) yesterday launched two express freight trains which will run on the route from the city's Giap Bat Station to Song Than Station in southern Binh Duong Province and vice versa.

Haraco deputy general director Nguyen Van Hoan said that the 18-freight-car train, with number HH7/8, would have a shorter itinerary than other trains on the North-South route.

Specifically, the itinerary will last for 51 hours instead of the 70 hours of other normal freight trains because the express trains will not stop for goods loading and unloading, and will not add or remove freight cars during the itinerary.

"Putting the two express trains into operation is one of the company's efforts to regain market share of railroad transportation service through improving service quality," Hoan said.

In the coming time, the cost applied for transportation by express trains would be equal to that of other trains with longer itineraries, he said, adding that the company also assigned two staff to escort the cargo on each itinerary.

As scheduled, the trains will run three times per week and they are expected to travel on all week days by the end of October this year.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Chairman of the Viet Nam Railways Corporation Tran Ngoc Thanh said that the services were provided to satisfy the essential needs of traders and would be significant for the development of the country's railways transport sector.

Customers can access the website, call the hotline number 0917941266 or proceed to information boards at railway stations for more details.— VNS

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