News #190: Hanoi Metro update

Johor state govt proposes 3 LRT lines, a reclaimed land project in Singapore, update on the Grey Line Monorail to Thonglor, support for Vietnam HSR with speed of 350km/h

Hello from Chiang Mai. This week I published a summary of the Hanoi Metro system. I was hoping to ride the second line by this year, but as you will see in the report, construction has been slow. The second line (Line 3) is expected to partially open in April 2024, so let’s see if I can feature it in next year’s summary.

Latest posts at Future Southeast Asia

Riding Line 2A, Line 3 construction news, updates on future lines, and a look at the Hanoi Metro map and future interchange stations.


🇰🇭 Cambodia

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇱🇦 Laos

🇲🇾 Malaysia

“The mega-project on artificial islands between Malaysia and Singapore has struggled to attract interest.”

🇵🇭 Philippines

"The Philippine National Railways (PNR) North-Long Haul Inter-Regional Railway project’s feasibility study is set for completion by March next year, aligning with National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) approval timelines that could fast-track its realization."

"The government did not mothball the Mindanao Railway Project, one of the three big-ticket railway projects in limbo after the country dropped China as a funding source."

🇸🇬 Singapore

You can read more about this on Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority website.

🇹🇭 Thailand

“The projects, currently being studied and to be implemented by the BMA, include the Grey Line monorail train service between Watcharaphol and Thong Lor, the Blue Line light rail transit system between Bang Na and Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the extension of the Green Line from Bang Wa to Taling Chan.“

“The Transport Ministry plans to build two new elevated tollways, Pathum Thani-Ayutthaya and Nonthaburi-western Bangkok, at an estimated total cost of 87 billion baht.”

🇻🇳 Vietnam

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