HCMC – Large-scale floods in the central region of Vietnam forced many north-south trains to cancel their services, while only those on the Hanoi-Vinh and HCMC-Hue railway routes were operational on October 19.
Tran Thien Canh, deputy general director of Vietnam Railway Corporation, told VnExpress that heavy rains have damaged and flooded several sections of the nation’s north-south railway passing through the central provinces of Quang Binh and Quang Tri, while many trees were also fallen along several railway sections.
The rail tracks of the Le Son-Minh Le railway section in Quang Binh Province remained inundated, so it had to be blocked until the floodwater receded to ensure the safety of trains, Canh said.
The railway sector suspended the operations of passenger trains traveling on some sections passing through the central region from Vinh City to Hue City.
Hanoi City also stopped the SE1, SE3 and SE7 trains from operating, while the SE2, SE4 and SE8 trains departing from HCMC will stop at Hue City.
Meanwhile, the SE5 and SE6 trains, which are set to ply on the north-south route on October 21, will also be suspended. Passengers who are affected by the suspension can get a refund, Phap Luat Online reported.