The North-South high-speed railway is being formed on the drawings and is expected to be more than 1,500 kilometers in length, running through 20 provinces.
Reportedly, the Consultant Consortium TEDI-TRICC-TEDIS is studying the pre-feasibility study of the North-South high-speed rail project, which is expected to be submitted to the Ministry of Transport in September and submitted to the Government by the end of the year.
The new high-speed rail line is newly built, measuring 1,435mm, double track, 23 stations, 5 depot zones for ship maintenance and repair. The route is about 1,542km long, will pass through 20 provinces with nearly 60% of the section going through viaducts and tunnels. The entire North-South high-speed railway is expected to be divided into 4 sections.
The Hanoi – Vinh section (282km) with the starting point from Hanoi station or Ngoc Hoi station will be basically parallel to the existing railway, passing Phu Xuyen area, crossing National Highway 1A, Phap Van highway – Cau Gie and go to the east of the expressway, access to Phu Ly station and approach Ninh Binh station which is expected to be located in Mai Son area (Ninh Binh City). From Ninh Binh station, the route goes south, through Tam Diep mountain range to Thanh Hoa. Thanh Hoa Station is planned to be located in Dong Son Ward, about 3-4km from the city center. The route goes parallel to National Highway 1A, passing through Than Vu Mountain, approaching Vinh station expected to the west of Vinh City.
Section Vinh – Da Nang (432km) comes from Vinh station, the high-speed rail line crosses the Lam river into Ha Tinh, runs parallel to the west of highway 1A and reaches Ha Tinh station in the west of the city. From Vung Ang station, the route goes east of the expressway, passing Ngang pass to Quang Binh province, crossing Gianh river, to Dong Hoi station located west of the city. After that, the route crossed Nhat Le river in the direction of the existing railway, to Dong Ha station.
The route goes south in the direction of paralleling the existing railway, crossing the Perfume River, reaching Hue city in the west. Hue station is planned to be located in Thuy Xuan ward, about 2km from the current station. From Hue Station, the route goes parallel to the existing railway, crosses Cau Hai Lagoon, passes Chan May Economic Zone, and passes Hai Van Pass to Danang Station expected in Hoa Khanh Nam Ward, Lien Chieu District, Central Vietnam. About 6km from the city center, about 4km from Danang airport.
The section from Da Nang – Nha Trang (472km) starts from Da Nang station, runs parallel to the existing railway and arrives at Tam Ky station located west of Tam Ky city (Quang Nam province). The route crosses the Tra Khuc River and reaches Quang Ngai Station, runs south to Binh Dinh Province and approaches Phu My Town, to the Dieu Tri Station expected to connect with Quy Nhon City.
From Dieu Tri Station, the route passes through Cu Mong Pass to Phu Yen Province, crossing Da Rang River and arriving at Tuy Hoa Station which is expected to be located about 8km from the city center, about 2.2km from Tuy Hoa Airport.
The route continues through Deo Ca to Khanh Hoa province, parallel to the existing railway, approaching Nha Trang station which is planned to be located in Vinh Thanh commune, about 4.5km from the city center.
Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City (363 km) starts from Nha Trang Station, basically parallel to the existing railway and to Thap Cham Station planned to be located in Do Vinh Ward, about 5km west of Phan Rang City. Then, the route goes east of Vinh Tan Mountain, to Tuy Phong Station, which is planned to be located in Hoa Minh Commune, Tuy Phong District, Binh Thuan Province.
From Tuy Phong station, high-speed railway crosses national highway 1A to Phan Thiet station is expected to be located in Phong Nam commune, Phan Thiet city. Then, the route goes to Dong Nai province, approaching Long Thanh station at the center of Long Thanh international airport. Through Long Thanh airport, the basic route goes along the direction of HCMC – Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway to Thu Thiem Station, located in District 2, HCMC.
According to the consulting consortium, most of the new railway line will go parallel to the existing railway but some sections will go apart depending on the terrain.
About 50-60% of the length of the route will go on viaduct, river crossing bridge, there is no level crossing with the road like the existing railway. Land area occupies about 50m wide, including railways and protection corridors.
According to the railway development strategy, from 2020 to 2030, the transport sector will build a railway system with the speed of 160-200 km / h, 1.435m dual track and upgrade the infrastructure to be able to declare waterfall high-speed train 350km / h in the future. By 2050, the industry will complete the 1,435-meter high-speed double-track railway across the North-South axis; after 2050 will operate high-speed train 350km / h.
– Labor newspaper