HCMC – Hanoi Metro Line 2A, or the Cat Linh- Ha Dong Urban Railway, transported about 2.6 million passengers in the first quarter of the year, or 32,000 a day.
The number of passengers using the metro line increased by 262% year-on-year, according to Vu Hong Truong, chairman and general director of the Hanoi Metro Co. Ltd.
On average, the urban rail line carries between 26,000 and 28,000 passengers on weekends, with 10,000 passengers using a monthly season pass.
As of last October, the railway served 7.2 million passengers after one year of operations. It is Vietnam’s first urban light rail project.
According to the Hanoi Public Transport Management Center, the service revenues generated in 2021 and the first nine months of 2022 amounted to VND53 billion.
The trains run 35 kilometers per hour during normal operation, with 6-10 minutes of delay.
Hanoi’s public transportation service could accommodate 30% of local passengers’ demand, said Thai Ho Phuong, the center vice director.
The city planned to increase the capability to 35% by 2025.