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Ticket prices proposed for HCMC’s first metro line

By T. Dao

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HCMC – The HCMC Department of Transport is drafting a fare proposal for Metro Line No. 1, with ticket prices ranging from VND12,000 to VND18,000 per trip, reported the Vietnam News Agency.

Single ticket prices would be based on the travel distance. Specifically, a ticket for distances of 5-10 kilometers would cost VND14,000 per trip.

For distances of 10-15 kilometers, the fare would be set at VND16,000, while distances exceeding 15 kilometers will have a fare of VND18,000.

In addition, a day pass for the metro would be priced at VND40,000, and a three-day pass would be available for VND90,000. For regular commuters, a monthly pass is set at VND260,000.

The HCMC Department of Transport has also proposed free entry for children under six years old and a 25% fare discount for students.

These fare rates will take effect after the official launch of Metro Line No. 1 and will remain applicable for a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years.

Previously, the HCMC Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) had suggested a wider range of ticket prices for the metro line, ranging from VND9,000 to VND24,000. Additionally, during the first month of service, all passengers would enjoy free admission.

Stretching across 19.7 kilometers, Metro Line No. 1 connects the iconic Ben Thanh Market in District 1 with Suoi Tien Theme Park in Thu Duc City. The line features three underground stations and 11 elevated stations.

The metro line is equipped with a total of 17 trains, each capable of accommodating up to 930 passengers. It is integrated with an Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system, which includes 146 ticket gates, 103 ticket vending machines, and 20 fare adjustment machines.

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