People wait for a train on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong line in Hanoi. Photo: EPA-EFE
People wait for a train on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong line in Hanoi. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Vietnam’s Chinese-built metro line opens as Hanoi seeks to cut traffic, pollution

  • The capital city is known for its dense crowds of motorbikes that make life perilous for pedestrians and are a major source of air pollution
  • The Cat Linh-Ha Dong line took 10 years to complete, with its construction delayed several times due to safety issues and spiralling costs

People wait for a train on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong line in Hanoi. Photo: EPA-EFE
People wait for a train on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong line in Hanoi. Photo: EPA-EFE
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