Therefore, the Ministry of Planning and Investment proposed the Ministry of Transport to study and supplement the plan of upgrading the existing railway, joint operation of freight trains and passenger trains, the train speed of 160-200 km / h.
To fulfill the above requirement, the consultant has added the plan of upgrading the existing railway to the pre-feasibility study report on the high-speed railway on the North-South axis and submitted to the Ministry of Transport.
Under the additional plan, the existing railway will be upgraded to a gauge of 1,435mm, double track, electrification, joint operation of freight trains and passenger trains, speed below 200km / h. This option, the consultant assessed, will have to clear a lot of ground, because the existing railway line goes through many urban areas and residential areas. Along with that, will have to upgrade and add 20 more stations, 74 stations to avoid the train, 4 points of depot for freight trains … Total estimated cost is about 56.7 billion USD.
Source: ndh.vn – Translated by fintel.vn