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Vietnam Railway

Vietnam Railway established the first kilometers in 1881 with more than 70 km to connect Sai Gon and My Tho at that time. For more than a hundred of year, Vietnam Railway completed the railway with 2.600 km with connection of all the provinces in the country excepted the provinces in Mekong Delta.

Vietnam Railway is owned by Vietnam Government. It has the main office located in Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi. There are more than 10 lines that are active through the dozens of stations.

The list of main railway stations that relating to the tours in the country:

Hanoi Railway Station: located in Le Duan Str., Dong Da District, and Ha Noi. The station is one of the biggest stations in the country. It is called Hang Co station in the past.

Lao Cai Railway Station: located in Khanh Yen Str., Pho Moi Ward, Lao Cai City. The station is the gate to the famous tourist town named Sapa. The station is the starting point of the international route to Ha Khau Station in Van Nam Province of China.

Dong Dang Railway Station: located in the National Route 1B, Dong Dang Town, and Lang Son. This is the ends of the routes to Lang Son City. Beside from this station, there is the international route that connects with Bang Tuong Station in Guangxi, China.

Ha Long Railway Station: located in Gieng Day Ward, Ha Long City. The station is the end of routes from other places to Ha Long city.

Hai Phong Railway Station: located in Luong Khanh Thien Str., Ngo Quyen District, and Hai Phong City. This is one of the best stations in Vietnam. The station is the point of the routes Ha Noi – Hai Phong – Ha Noi.

Dong Hoi Railway Station: located in Nam Ly Ward, Dong Hoi City. It is one of the main stations in the North – South line.

Dong Ha Railway Station: located in Le Thanh Ting Str., Dong Ha Town, and Quang Tri District. The station is one of the main stations of the North - South line.

Hue Railway Station: located on 02 Bui Thi Xuan Str., Hue City. The station is far from Hue center about 1km. It is convenient for tourists who visit famous destinations nearby.

Da Nang Railway Station: located in 202, Hai Phong Str., Da Nang City. Da Nang Railway Station is the best railway in the Middle. It is one of three important railway stations in the country and in the North – South line.

Tam Ky Railway Station: located in Nguyen Hoang Str., Anh Xuan Ward, and Tam Ky Town. This railway is the welcome point to tourists who take a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Tam Ky for the tours in this area.

Tuy Hoa Railway Station: located in Le Trung Kien Str., Ward 2, Tuy Hoa Town. The convenient railway station for the tours from Ho Chi Minh City to Tuy Hoa and explore some famous destinations here.

Nha Trang Railway Station: located in Thai Nguyen Str., Phuoc Tan Ward, and Nha Trang city. The station is the welcome point to tourists who come to explore the city. It is one of the main railway stations in the North – South line. 

Muong Man Railway Station: located in Muong Man Commune, Ham Thuan Nan Town, and Binh Thuan Province. The railway station is one of the main stations in the North-South line. It is also the welcome point to tourists who come to visit Phan Thiet and Mui Ne by the train.

Sai Gon Railway Station: located in Nguyen Thong Str., Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. This is one of the main railways in Vietnam. It is belongs the North – South line.

Dalat – Trai Mat Linethe special line that serves the tourists to explore the destinations in Da Lat. It is a part of Phan Rang – Da Lat Line was built in the French colonial time but now it was not active at all. Da Lat – Trai Mat line is considered the shortest railway line in the country. It is the oldest and the most special railway line in Vietnam.
Dalat Railway Station: the oldest railway station in the country. In the past this railway station connected to Phan Rang with the 84km long. At the moment, the railway is 7km long and becomes the interesting place for visiting.
Trai Mat Railway Station: is the end of the railway Dalat – Trai Mat line. 

Some signs relate to railway

The train signs for North-South Railway or Hanoi-Sai Gon Line
SE1, SE7: Hanoi – Sai Gon, fast train
SE2, SE8 : Sai Gon – Ha Noi, fast train
SE3 : Ha Noi – Sai Gon, the fastest train
SE4 : Sai Gon – Ha Noi, the fastest train
SE5 : Ha Noi – Sai Gon, normal train
SE6 : Sai Gon – Ha Noi, normal train
TN1 : Ha Noi – Sai Gon, slow train
TN2 : Sai Gon – Ha Noi, slow train

The train signs for Lao Cai – Sapa Line:
SP1: Ha Noi – Lao Cai, the fastest train
SP2: Lao Cai – Ha Noi, the fastest train
SP3, SP5, SP7: Ha Noi – Lao Cai, the fast train
SP4, SP6, SP8: Lao Cai – Ha Noi, the fast train
LC1: Ha Noi – Lao Cai, slow train
LC2 : Lao Cai – Ha Noi, slow train
LC3 : Ha Noi – Lao Cai, slowest train
LC4 : Lao Cai – Ha Noi, slowest train

The train signs for other trains:
HN1: Ha Noi – Hue
HN2: Hue – Ha Noi
SE19: Ha Noi – Da Nang
SE20: Da Nang – Ha Noi
HP1: Ha Noi – Hai Phong
HP2: Hai Phong – Ha Noi
DH1: Ha Noi – Dong Hoi
DH2: Dong Hoi – Ha Noi
R157: Ha Noi – Ha Long
R158: Ha Long – Ha Noi
SE21, SH1: Hue – Sai Gon
SE22, SH2: Sai Gon – Hue
SE25, SQN1: Quy Nhon – Sai Gon
SE26, SQN2: Sai Gon – Quy Nhon
SNT1, SN3: Nha Trang – Sai Gon
SNT2, SN4: Sai Gon – Nha Trang
SPT1, PT3: Phan Thiet – Sai Gon
SPT2, PT4: Sai Gon – Phan Thiet

Seat type signs:
NC: hard seat without air conditioning
NCL: hard seat with air conditioning
NM: soft seat without air conditioning
NML: soft seat with air conditioning
BnT1: hard berth in 1st floor, without air condition
BnT2: hard berth in 2nd floor, without air condition
BnT3: hard berth in 3rd floor, without air condition
BnLT1: hard berth in 1st floor with air condition
BnLT2: hard berth in 2nd floor with air condition
BnLT3: hard berth in 3rd floor with air condition
AnT1: soft berth in 1st floor, without air condition
AnT2: soft berth in 2nd floor, without air condition
AnLT1: soft berth in 1st floor, with air condition
AnLT2: soft berth in 2nd floor, with air condition

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