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10/13/2017 2:33:30 PM

Railway routes resumed after flood disruption

(VNF) - Several railway routes have resumed operation after being disrupted by destructive floods in the central and northern regions.
The Hanoi-Lao Cai railway is blocked by landslide on October 10th. (source: NDO) 

The north-south railway route at Bim Son-Do Len section in the northern central province of Thanh Hoa was opened at 5.20 pm on Thursday after it was suspended by flood on October 11th.

The rising water later hindered trains from traveling via Bim Son-Do Len railway section. Meanwhile, roads in the area were submerged, delay passengers' voyage.

Accord to Doi Si Hung, VNR's deputy director, the Hanoi-Lao Cai route which was cut off by landslide in Lam Giang Station in Yen Bai Province will also be reopened on Friday morning.

There are 3 trains including SP1, SP3, LC3 (which belong to Reunification Express train) operating on this route. They depart every day and it takes about 8.5 hours to complete an one-way trip.

On October 10th, a heavy rain triggered a severe landslide cutting off Hanoi-Lao Cai railway (the section at south of Lam Giang station).

About 100,000 cubic meters of rock and soil debris have buried three rail tracks and five empty carriages in the station, damaged 100 meters of sleepers and rails.

The accident has interrupted travel at the station for many hours. The railway industry had to mobilize buses to transport over 1,000 passengers of four trains through the landslide area./.

  ( VNF )
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