Hanoi plans to pilot bus e-cards

The authorities of Hanoi has made plan to open one more bus rapid transit route from Kim Ma Station to Hoa Lac Highway. Hanoi's Vice Chairman Nguyen The Hung announced the decision at the review conference of Hanoi Transport Corporation's activities last year on January 6. "We'll definitely invest and open another route after gaining experience from the operation of the first route," he said. The first route runs from Kim Ma to Yen Nghia Station and the second route will run from Kim Ma to Hoa Lac Highway. Statistics from Hanoi Transport and Services Corporation show that as of January 6, the buses served 65,000 passengers. 24,000 people used the service on January 5 and 6, the fourth and fifth day the route went into operation. "The number of passengers is increasing on daily basis. On the first day we had 8,300 passengers, 10,400 on the next day and 11,200 on the third day," said Nguyen Thuy, director of Hanoi BRT Company. The buses left and arrived at stations on time, each bus received an average of 32 passengers a trip. Disabled people have used the new buses more frequently due to their better facilities.... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - On December 31 morning, BRT route No.01 linking Yen Nghia - Kim Ma bus terminal has been officially put into operation. The opening ceremony of BRT route saw the attendance of Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung Hanoi, Deputy Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung, Deputy Chairman in charge of the National Traffic Safety Committee Khuat Viet Hung and many delegates. According to Decision No. 2885 / QD - SGTVT of Hanoi Department of Transportation, on January 1, 2017, the first BRT route linking Kim Ma - Yen Nghia bus terminals will be officially put into operation and start the development for the type of public passenger transport with large volumes in Hanoi. BRT was one of three components of the project development of urban transport in Hanoi, a total investment of $ 53.6 million; is made from preferential loans of the World Bank (WB). Kim Ma - Yen Nghia BRT route is not only the first line of Hanoi but also of the whole country; marking for the appearance of the type of public passenger transport with large volumes, significantly contributing to improve network capacity for public passenger transport in urban areas in general and the Capital in particular. On behalf of the City's leaders, Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung officially declared operation for BRT route. "BRT is an important solution to help address current traffic issues, enhance travel connectivity needs of the Capital's people," Mr. Hung said.…... [read more]

The Hanoi Transport Corporation has put 25 new buses with free WiFi into operation this morning. Buses No. 36 and. No 38, serving passengers traveling on the routes of Yen Phu-Linh Dam and Nam Thang Long-Mai Dong, were the first ones on the road, painted in blue with the new brand logo of pigeons and the image of Khue Van Cac (the pavilion of the constellation of literature). Deputy director of the corporation Nguyen Viet Trieu said that the new buses, which could carrying a maximum of 60 passengers each, met the EURO 3 standards on emission and were equipped with a GPS system and a speaker system to inform passengers of destinations. In the near future, the corporation will step-by-step launch more buses of this type on all routes in the city. Additionally, the uniform of the bus drivers and driver’s assistants will be changed to blue to match with the colour of the new buses. VNS... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi will provide free wifi services at many locations this year, aiming to serve tourists and smart transport, said the Hanoi Department of Information and Communications. The My Dinh bus station was the first site in Hanoi where free wifi service was launched in February 2015. The Hanoi Transport Corporation (Transerco) also announced its plans to provide free wi-fi service on 200 buses in the coming time, and then on all of its buses. Early this year, Hanoi authorities announced to supply free wifi services in the Hanoi Old Quarter to serve tourists. The Hanoi government approved the city's postal and telecommunications development plan to 2020, which needs a total investment of VND7,884 billion, including nearly VND3,200 billion from the state budget. Thu Ly... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - Chairman of Hanoi People`s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung chaired a workshop on "Smart traffic and applying modern technology solutions in traffic management of Hanoi city" on August 4. Attending the seminar were representatives of Singapore's ST Electronics company and Microsoft Vietnam. At the seminar, delegates shared experiences from Singapore's traffic management. Singaporean experts said that such as many other developing big cities, Hanoi capital is facing traffic jams. Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung speaks at the workshop. To solve traffic congestions, experts proposed that Hanoi city should build a center model to monitor, manage and control its urban transport. Accordingly, the model includes a Joint Operating Management Center hosted by the municipal People's Committee, which have 2 attached small centres. The first center on monitoring, sanctioning and urban transport security is managed by Hanoi Police. This center performs the following functions: ensuring traffic order and safety; controling, detecting, timely treating traffic safety violations, addressing traffic accidents and fighting against crime. The center for traffic management and control operated by the municipal Department of Transport, is responsible for monitoring the traffic situation, providing traffic information, organising traffic, adjusting traffic signal lights, and managing public transport means and taxis. Mr. Do Huy Hoang - Director of Government Division clients of Microsoft Vietnam suggested that in the time ahead Hanoi should apply an intelligent traffic system (ITS) in managing and operating traffic in the city. To implement the target, Hanoi must converge four conditions, namely: e-government, energy…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - The Hanoi Transport Corporation (Transerco) in July will complete the installation of devices to provide free Wi-Fi services on 200 buses. In the future all buses in Hanoi will have free Internet services. Transerco said that the first bus routes available with free wifi services will be route 86 from the Hanoi Railway Station to the Noi Bai International Airport, route 11 from the Thong Nhat Park to the University of Agriculture and 12 from Nghia Do Park to Dai Ang. In the third quarter of 2016 Transerco will prepare a program to build the new image for Hanoi’s buses, connected to the title “Hanoi – the city of peace”. Accordingly, buses will be repainted with the new color and logo and equipped with modern devices and services. In April 2016, Transerco launched a high-quality bus route from the Hanoi Railway Station to Noi Bai International Airport. The buses are painted in orange, equipped with free Wi-Fi, have LED electronic screens and LCD screens, with the fare of VND30,000/ticket. related news Hanoi to launch three bus routes from downtown to Noi Bai Airport New bus route from Tan Son Nhat Airport to downtown HCM City launched Hanoi may operate buses for women only to prevent sexual harassment Linh Thu... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - On June 8, Hanoi People`s Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung received the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic Belarus in Vietnam - Mr.Valery Sadokho. There were representatives from the City`s departments, branches and some Belarus enterprises attending the reception. Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung received Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus in Vietnam. At the meeting, the two sides expressed their pleasure at the traditional relations of friendship between Vietnam and Belarus that is increasingly growing, especially in economy and trade. However, considering the limited potential, Ambassador Valery Sadokho and City Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said that the agreement between Vietnam and Asia - Europe Economic Union (Russian Federation, Republic of Belarus , Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Armenia) signed on May 29, 2015 will create favorable conditions to promote relations and development cooperation in each country. Exchanging relevant content, Ambassador Valery Sadokho said, many Belarus enterprises would like to invest in Hanoi. According to the Ambassador, MAZ Minsk Automobile Corporation, which has produced thousands of truck supply of super-size, super-weight for the mining industry of Vietnam; many truck exports to some Asian countries, would like to design, manufacture automotive vehicles for public passenger transport in Hanoi. "Hanoi requested size, type of vehicle models, MAZ Minsk Group will design to meet this demand" Ambassador Valery Sadokho commited. Welcomed and agreed with the above suggestion, City Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung confirmed that the City will create the…... [read more]

The new number 86 bus route, connecting Noi Bai International Airport to Hanoi Railway Station has started operation. Nguyen Phi Thuong, director of Transerco, said the bus route would help provide a better service. "With quality services and reasonable prices, it may gradually encourage people to use public transport. In addition, the route strengthens the connection between the airport and city centre destinations," Thuong said. Nguyen Duc Chung, chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee, said the route showed the determination to ease congestion and encourage people to use public transportation. The bus route is operated by Hanoi Transport Corporation. It runs from the Hanoi Railway Station to the Noi Bai International Airport. Tickets cost 30,000 VND (USD1.30) each way and trips take almost an hour. Orange buses can carry 80 passengers. The assistants can speak English and tourists free wifi is available on the bus. Besides Transerco, other transport companies are also proposing bus routes from Hoang Cau Lake and Nuoc Ngam Coach Station to the Noi Bai Airport. The route runs along Tran Hung Dao, Da Tuong, Ly Thuong Kiet, Hang Bai, Hoan Kiem Lake, Tran Nguyen Han, Tran Quang Khai, Long Bien Bus Station, Yen Phu, Nghi Tam, Au Co, Nhat Tan Bridge, Vo Nguyen Giap and Noi Bai Terminal T1, Vo Nguyen Giap and Terminal T2. The new high-class bus service connects Noi Bai Airport to Hanoi Railway Station Priority seat... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - The Hanoi Transport Corporation (Transerco) put into operation a new bus route, the No 86 route, connecting downtown Hanoi with Noi Bai international airport on April 30. The No 86 route which costs only 30,000 VND per leg, spans 33 km with eight stops, starting from the Hanoi Station at Le Duan street.Travel time is up to 55 minutes per leg. Buses used in the route are capable of carrying 80 passengers. They have reserved seats for pregnant women, elderly people, children and disabled people. Passengers can access free wi-fi on these buses. The bus is scheduled to leave the Hanoi Station between 5:05 am and 9:40 pm and Noi Bai airport between 6:18 am and 10:58 pm. Thu Minh... [read more]

The Hanoi Transport Corporation (Transerco) put into operation a new bus route connecting downtown Hanoi with Noi Bai international airport, costing only 30,000 VND (1.35 USD) per leg, on April 30. The No 86 route spans 33 km with eight stops, starting from the Hanoi Station at Le Duan street. Travel time is up to 55 minutes per leg. Buses used in the route are capable of carrying 80 passengers. They have reserved seats for pregnant women, elderly people, children and disabled people. Passengers can access free wi-fi on these buses. The bus is scheduled to leave the Hanoi Station between 5:05 am and 9:40 pm and Noi Bai airport between 6:18 am and 10:58 pm. VNA... [read more]




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