The Hanoitimes - The Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) has announced its plan to operate an increased number of trains, with an additional 30,000 tickets in service of passengers during the Reunification Day holiday from April 30 and May 1.
In which, the Hanoi Railway Transport JSC (HRT) will supplement 29 trains with more than 15,170 tickets for all routes. Meanwhile, the Saigon Railway Transport JSC (SRT) will allocate 28 additional trains between April 24 and May 1, with around 13,000 tickets.
Vietnam Railway increases more trains during the Reunification Day holiday.
The Hanoi - Vinh and Vinh - Hanoi routes will be served by eight additional trains between April 24 - 28 and April 30 - May 1, respectively, with over 4,650 tickets each. The Hanoi - Dong Hoi route will run two more trains on April 27 with 788 tickets. There will be nearly 1,700 tickets supplemented on the Hanoi - Da Nang and Da Nang - Hanoi routes, and 1,924 tickets added to the Hanoi - Thanh Hoa and Thanh Hoa - Hanoi routes.
The SRT will mobilise the trains coded SPT3, SPT4, SPT5, and SPT6 for the Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet – Ho Chi Minh City routes; the trains coded between SNT3 and SNT12 for the Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City routes; and the trains SQN5 and SQN6 for the Ho Chi Minh City - Quy Nhon – Ho Chi Minh City routes.
In addition, from April 25 to May 14, the SRT will operate the train SQN2 in replacement of SQN4, while running two additional trains of SE25 and SE26 connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Quang Ngai, and NH1 and NH2 on the Nha Trang - Hue route, in order to meet the increasing demand in summer.
During the Reunification Day holiday in 2016, more than 63,000 visitors, including 6,660 foreigners, visited the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ba Dinh historical and cultural relic site in Hanoi, according to the Mausoleum management board.
In addition, between April 30 and May 2, 2016, about 160,000 tourists came to Cua Lo Beach in the central city of Nghe An per day. Many of them were from Laos and Thailand. Meanwhile, the southernmost province of Ca Mau received over 10,000 visitors during the Reunification Day holiday in 2016, doubling the figure in the same period last year.