Name: Vietnam (Việt Nam), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Language: Vietnamese and English, or French among the older generation and those educated in the former South Vietnam
Currency: đồng (₫) (VND)
National Railway System
National Railway Operator
Numeric 32; alpha VN
Information is available at the Man in Seat 61.
Summary timetables are available in some editions of the European Rail Timetable.
To be updated
The majority of the network is metre gauge.
The lines from Hà Nội to Thái Nguyên and Đồng Đăng (the border with China) are standard gauge.
The line from Thái Nguyên to Hạ Long is mixed gauge.
Rule of the road
Almost the entire network is single track.
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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Two lines are under construction but neither is open yet. Further lines are planned.
Hanoi: Elevated line 2A opened on 6 November 2021. Line 3 from Ga Ha Noi to Nhon is under construction.
Recent and Future Changes
A Vietnamese and a Laotian company reported in March 2023 that they have the backing of their respective national governments for a study into the construction of a 555 km railway between the port of Vũng Áng and Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
Obscure and Sparse Passenger Services