HCMC — The local railway sector will continue to suspend some train trips on the north-south route from March 1 due to a sharp decline in the number of passengers, said a representative for Saigon Railway Transport JSC.
On the Hanoi-HCMC route, trips on the following pairs of trains will be operated daily–SE3/SE4, SE5/SE6, SE7/SE8, and SE11/SE12. Meanwhile, the SE21/SE22 trains on the HCMC-Danang route will be suspended, Lao Dong newspaper reported.
Besides, trains linking HCMC and Nha Trang will only be operated on the weekends. The SNT2 train, which runs from Saigon to Nha Trang station, will depart on Thursdays and Fridays, while the SNT1 train on the other leg will depart on Fridays and Sundays.
On the HCMC-Phan Thiet rail route, the SPT1/SPT2 trains will offer services on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
In the north, Hanoi Railway Transport JSC has suspended the NA1/NA2 trains on the Hanoi-Vinh route since February 21.
Besides curtailing train services, the sector is offering several special deals to encourage train travel until April 25.