More than 1.5 kilometers of track has been installed along Ho Chi Minh City’s metro rail line.
Following a two-month construction period, over one and a half kilometers of rail has been added to metro route No.1, connecting Ben Thanh Terminal in District 1 with Suoi Tien Terminal in District 9.
The parallel tracks, which will allow trains to travel in both directions, have been placed between the two metro stations in Thu Duc District and District 9.
The construction forms part of the plan to build a total of 17 kilometers of elevated train track along metro route No. 1.
|Workers and engineers carry out the installation. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
According to an engineer in charge of the construction, about 50 meters of track will continue to be installed per day.
The installation is expected to be completed in late 2018.
The construction of metro route No. 1 began in 2012, at a budgeted cost of about US$2.49 billion.
|The track is 1.5 meters wide. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
The structure will be nearly 20 kilometers long on completion and is designed to connect District 1, District 2, District 9, Binh Thanh District, and Thu Duc District in Ho Chi Minh City.
About 2.6 kilometers of the metro will run underground, while the elevated sections account for approximately 17 kilometers.
The metro is expected to begin operating in 2020.
|About 50 meters of track is expected to be added on a daily basis. Photo: Tuoi Tre|