Hanoi Metro construction update
A construction update and photos of Line 2A and Line 3 of the Hanoi Metro, and the status of other planned metro lines for Hanoi.
This week I finally have a Hanoi feature article on the site, about the Hanoi metro.
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are both building their first metro systems, and both are far behind schedule (though Hanoi is much further behind at this point).
Being based in Saigon I have become familiar with the city and the routes that the future metro will take. I made a map for the HCMC Metro, and also did a concept map of what the future HCMC Metro should look like.
For Hanoi I have not bothered to make a metro map because someone has already done it. In fact they did such a good job that the metro authority used their map without permission. This map is included in the article.
I was hoping that my first Hanoi metro post would be a review of the first operating line. My last two visits to Hanoi before this trip I’ve said to myself, “next time I visit Hanoi the first metro line should be running”. That old saying came to mind on this trip:
“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”
I may have another Hanoi trip lined up this year, so I am not expecting the metro to be open until it is open.
On my most recent trip though I walked along the route of the two lines under construction. That exploration fits in perfectly with the new Construction Updates category, and I will make metro construction updates an annual post for other cities as well.
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Hanoi Metro 2020 construction update
A construction update as of 2020 of Line 2A and Line 3 of the Hanoi Metro, and the status of other planned metro lines for Hanoi.
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