tame topic; the elevated railway

is the elevated railway finished and if not what is taking so long? has anyone ridden it yet? I googled and all I could find is that VN began construction in 2011 and as of yet 13 kilometers have been built. I saw a picture of the engine and it looked older than the train engines....

Ha Noi or Saigon?

originally supposed to have a first short segment running in december of this year it's been pushed back to 2022 due to covid: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/saigo … 37020.html

dionstravels wrote:

originally supposed to have a first short segment running in december of this year it's been pushed back to 2022 due to covid: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/saigo … 37020.html


If you mean Saigon, you didn't see this.  Courtesy @yoga

Completion of first HCMC metro line delayed again.  --- 2024  :huh:

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lord enki wrote:

is the elevated railway finished and if not what is taking so long? has anyone ridden it yet? I googled and all I could find is that VN began construction in 2011 and as of yet 13 kilometers have been built. I saw a picture of the engine and it looked older than the train engines....


Haha no.. and yet every apartment listing you see always says near metro..

ha Noi

Jlgarbutt wrote:
lord enki wrote:

is the elevated railway finished and if not what is taking so long? has anyone ridden it yet? I googled and all I could find is that VN began construction in 2011 and as of yet 13 kilometers have been built. I saw a picture of the engine and it looked older than the train engines....


Haha no.. and yet every apartment listing you see always says near metro..


They are listing properties near Metro stations for phase 2 & 3. Last year I went to see apartments being built next to a station on Phase 3 & the mock up showed a train in the station next to the apartment block. In the conversation with the selling person I had a laugh & said.......oh thats brilliant  when will the Metro 3 be completed.......he did not even bat an eye lid & said 2 years from now. I said oh thats very good considering they have not even finished phase 1, have not even started phase 2 so you might actually see a train there in 20 years time..............blank look & moved on to the next sucker waiting for his speel. As some people know from my previous posts on the forum I have been involved buying a few places here in Vietnam & one thing I have learned early on..................never ever believe anything a property selling agent tells you!!!!

I came here to work on the Sai Gon metro for one year.  I have been for 4.5 + years. I ask myself why? - there is no answer.

dougt wrote:

I came here to work on the Sai Gon metro for one year.  I have been for 4.5 + years. I ask myself why? - there is no answer.


Well I know zero about elevated railways but having looked at your profile I can ask you in 4.5+ years how is your hobby of vacuum tube amplifiers progressed with Nhat Tao at your doorstep haha a gold mine for people looking for such stuff, its like a candy store to an ex aircraft sparky heaps to look at and explore

dougt wrote:

I came here to work on the Sai Gon metro for one year.  I have been for 4.5 + years. I ask myself why? - there is no answer.


Every railway needs sleepers . Keep up the good work .