The Reunification Express, arrives at Hanoi Station, Vietnam. Photos: Samuel Bergstrom.

Vietnam’s Reunification Express celebrates a double anniversary, and keeps getting better with age

The Trans-Indochinois debuted in French colonial Asia 80 years ago and 40 years later it became the Reunification Express. Today it connects Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh City via 34 hours of tooth-rattling track. Why do so many people opt for the train when flights are cheaper and faster?

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The Reunification Express, arrives at Hanoi Station, Vietnam. Photos: Samuel Bergstrom.
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