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Apr 18, 2020 / 09:41

Close-up of underground station S9 of Hanoi’s second metro line

Construction of the S9 station is expected to be completed in about five months, and construction of the whole station will be finished in late 2020.

Nhon - Hanoi Railway, Hanoi’s second metro line after the Cat Linh-Ha Dong, has four underground stations: S9, 10, 11 and 12. The main level of Station S9 is under construction to connect up to the streets or down to the platforms via elevators, Kinhtedothi.vn reported.

The S9 station’s main level is 19 meters below the ground. It is 23,3 meters wide, 186,6 meters long. Its construction is expected to be completed in about five months, and construction of the whole station will be finished in late 2020.

Shaun Atkins, chief engineer of Package CP-03, Hyundai E&C - Ghella Joint Venture, said that the project was interrupted for a few days due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, they are speeding up the pace and making effort to complete the project on time, Shaun Atkins added.

The Nhon-Hanoi Railway Station route is 12.5 kilometers long from Nhon area in the western district of Nam Tu Liem, going through Kim Ma street to the Hanoi Railway Station in the downtown. It will run 8.5 kilometers on elevated tracks through eight stations and the remaining four kilometers underground. The underground track is scheduled to begin operation in 2022.

The total cost of the project has been revised up to EUR1.176 billion. Of the total, EUR178.7 million is funded with ODA provided by the French Development Agency (AFD) and EUR355.1 million is lent by the French government.

It is one of several metro lines planned for the capital city to ease traffic congestion and reduce emissions.

The followings are photos taken at Underground station S9:

Construction progress of Station S9 is being sped up.

 Two pipes of the ventilation system.

 Preparing to pour concrete to the floor.

 Checking and waterproofing the diaphragm wall of the S9 terminal.

 Technical supervision in the main level.

 Machines work in three shifts a day.

 An elevator for transporting workers.

 A crane transporting materials to the underground works.