Hanoi Metro

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Hanoi Metro System
Locale Hanoi, Vietnam
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 2 (under construction)
8 (planned)
Operation will start 2018
Headway 2 minutes

The Hanoi Metro ([1]Vietnamese: Dự án Đường sắt đô thị Hà Nội) is a metro rail system, including elevated and underground sections, to serve the public in urban and suburban areas of the capital of Vietnam. The metro system consists of 8 lines with the total length of 318 km. Currently there are 2 lines under construction: line 2A Cat Linh - Ha Dong and line 3: Nhon - Hanoi Station section. Initially, the system will carry 200,000 passengers per day.

Overview of the Hanoi Metro system[edit]

According to the Prime Minister's Decision approving the transport development of Hanoi by 2030 and vision to 2050 (519/QD-TTg dated 31 March 2016[1]), the Hanoi Metro system consists of 8 lines, including elevated and underground sections. The metro lines are assigned for Ministry of Transport (MoT) and the Hanoi People's Committee (HPC) to be investors.



Direction Length


Description Investor Station, depot
Ngoc Hoi - Hanoi station -

Yen Vien - Duong Xa

36 Elevated MoT 23 stations, 2

depots at Yen

Vien and Ngoc Hoi

Noi Bai - Nam Thang Long -

Hoang Hoa Tham - Hoan Kiem lake - Hang Bai - Dai Co Viet - Thuong Dinh - Ring road 2.5 - Hoang Quoc Viet

42 Elevated &


HPC 32 stations, 2

depots at Xuan

Dinh and Phu Lo

Cat Linh - Nga Tu So - Ha Dong 14 Elevated MoT 12 stations, 1

depot at Yen


Troi - Nhon - Hanoi station -

Hoang Mai

26 Elevated &


HPC 26 stations, 1

depot at Nhon

Me Linh - Dong Anh - Sai

Dong - Vinh Tuy - Ring road

2.5 - Co Nhue - Lien Ha

54 Elevated &



HPC 41 stations, 2

depots at Lien Ha (Dan Phuong)

and Dai Mach (Dong Anh)

Van Cao - Ngoc Khanh -

Thang Long highway -

Ring road 4 - Hoa Lac

39 Surface/

elevated &


HPC 17 stations, 2

depots at Son Dong (Hoai Duc)

and Hoa Lac

Noi Bai - Phu Dien - Ha Dong - Ngoc Hoi 43 Surface


HPC 29 stations, 2

depots at Ngoc Hoi and Kim No

Me Linh - New urban area

Nhon - Van Canh - Duong


28 Fully elevated


combined with


HPC 23 stations, 1

depot at Me Linh

Son Dong - Mai Dich - Ring

road 3 - Linh Nam - Duong Xa

37 Elevated HPC 26 stations, 2

depots at Son Dong and Co Bi

Construction progress[edit]

At present, the Ministry of Transport and Hanoi People's Committee are having 4 lines - sections being constructed, including:

Line 2A: Cat Linh - Ha Dong[edit]

The 13.1 km line, invested by MoT, was started on 10/10/2011 and is expected to be completed on 30/09/2017[2] and commercialized in Q1/2018.

Line 3: Nhon - Hanoi Station Section[edit]

The Hanoi Metro Rail System Project (Line 3: Nhon - Hanoi Station section) is in line with the Prime Minister's Decision approving the transport development of Hanoi by 2030 and vision to 2050 (519/QD-TTg dated 31/03/2016). The project has the Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board as its investor. It is 12.5 km long in total,[3] with 8.5 km elevated and 4 km underground, stretching from the city's western suburbs - Nhon - to the city center on Tran Hung Dao Street. Its services are scheduled for completion in 2021.

Line 1: Ngoc Hoi - Gia Lam (Phase I)[edit]

Metro line 1, Ngoc Hoi - Gia Lam section is 15.4 km long and elevated (including 8.9 km elevated, 1.7 km bridge and 4.8 km on surface). The line has Railway Project Management Unit (RPMU) as its investor and Ministry of Transport as project owner. Its budget is from Japanese ODA. Currently it is in detailed design phase.

The whole line will be done in 3 phases:

  • Phase 1: Ngoc Hoi - Gia Lam (15.4 km)
  • Phase 2: Gia Lam - Yen Vien
  • Phase 3: Gia Lam - Duong Xa

Line 2: Noi Bai Airport - Nam Thang Long - Tran Hung Dao - Thuong Dinh - Hoang Quoc Viet[edit]

This is 42 km of total length, connection Noi Bai Airport with the city center. There will be 32 stations and 2 depots. 4 phases of the project are:

  • Phase 1: Nam Thang Long - Tran Hung Dao: 11.5 km long, of which 8.9 km underground and 2.6 km on surface. It consists of 10 stations including 7 underground, 3 elevated and 1 depot. The project owner is Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board. The project will be funded by Japanese ODA. At present cost estimate is pending to be approved.
  • Phase 2: Tran Hung Dao - Thuong Dinh: 5.9 km long, totally underground and now is at feasibility study phase.
  • Phase 2: Thuong Dinh - Ring road 2.5 - Hoang Quoc Viet
  • Phase 3: Noi Bai Airport - Nam Thang Long: 12.5 km long

Line 4: Me Linh - Dong Anh - Hoang Mai - Ring road 2.5 - Co Nhue - Lien Ha[edit]

Metro line 4 is the longest out of 8 lines, with 41 stations and 2 depots. It will take into account connections with lines 1, 2A, 3, 5, 6 and 7.

Line 5: South West Lake - Hoa Lac - Ba Vi[edit]

In 2012, the project was expected to start in 2017 but the commencement date has now been postponed. It will be 38.4 km long with 17 stations and 2 depots. Right now feasibility study is carried out by JICA. Its project owner is the Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board. 2 phases are:

  • Phase 1: South West Lake - An Khanh: 14.1 km with 10 stations
  • Phase 2: An Khanh - Ba Vi: 24.1 km with 7 stations

Line 6: Noi Bai Airport - Phu Dien - Ha Dong - Ngoc Hoi[edit]

Metro line 6's total lenth is 43 km with 29 stations and 2 depots. The route runs mainly on the current national track system, connecting the southern districts to the northern ones and Noi Bai airport (T2 terminal).

Line 7: Me Linh - Nhon - Van Canh - Duong Noi[edit]

Metro line 7 is 27.6 km long with 23 stations and 1 depot at Me Linh. The route runs in the north to the south, connecting Me Linh urban area to urban area series in the midth of ring roads 3 and 4 and downtown in the west of Hanoi.

Line 8: Son Dong - Mai Dich - Linh Nam - Duong Xa[edit]

Metro line 8 is 37.4 km long with 26 stations and 2 depots. The underground section is from Mai Dich to Linh Nam, and elevated sections are 2 parts: Son Dong to Mai Dich and Linh Nam to Duong Xa.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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