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Da Nang railway track faces daily obstruction from parked cars, street vendors

Da Nang railway track faces daily obstruction from parked cars, street vendors

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 09:21 GMT+7
Da Nang railway track faces daily obstruction from parked cars, street vendors
A mini truck is parked right on the railway tracks in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

Train trips have been delayed, some for hours, along a railway section where many people park their cars and street vendors place their wares along the tracks in Da Nang City, central Vietnam.  

The railway section, located near Da Nang Train Station on Hai Phong Street in Thanh Khe District, spans approximately two kilometers and intersects with residential roads. 

Trains typically maneuver at a slow pace along this route to facilitate turning.

A train approaches a densely populated area in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

A train approaches a densely populated area in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

With a history of over 100 years, the track cuts through densely populated areas in Thanh Khe District, where locals often park cars and place business items on the tracks. 

When trains approach, they try to swiftly clear their belongings, but delays caused by parked vehicles and other items are not uncommon, sometimes forcing trains to wait for hours. 

A railway track cuts through densely populated areas in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

A railway track cuts through densely populated areas in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

In response to frequent traffic disruptions, Da Nang Train Station has deployed personnel ahead of locomotives to clear obstacles and ensure safe passage at reduced speeds.

Local authorities have also launched campaigns urging residents not to obstruct railway operations, and traffic police regularly issue penalties for obstructing railway traffic.

A car is parked right on the railway tracks in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

A car is parked right on the railway tracks in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

Cars are parked near the tracks in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

Cars are parked near the tracks in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

A car is parked right on the railway tracks in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

A car is parked right on the railway tracks in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

A vendor sells sugar cane on the railway in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

A vendor sells sugar cane on the railway in Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

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