Vietnam’s Chinese-built metro line opens as Hanoi seeks to cut traffic, pollution

Nov 6, 2021 | INVESTING

It’s a city of more than 5 million motorbikes, but Hanoi on Saturday opened its first ever urban railway line as authorities try to cut traffic and pollution that have long dogged the Vietnamese capital.After years of delays and a near-doubling of construction costs, a train eased out of Cat Linh station, close to the centre of the city, to begin its 13-kilometre journey towards the densely populated east.“I decided to give this a try because I was curious,” Nguyen Thi Thu said inside a busy…

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