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Hanoi Metro Drivers Undergo Training in Beijing

Over the last year, drivers who will work on Hanoi's upcoming Cat Linh–Ha Dong metro line have trained for the job in Beijing.

VnExpress reports that 86 drivers, including 46 primary drivers, have practiced operating metro trains in the Chinese capital last year. Each employee has covered 5,000–20,000 kilometers on the tracks.

Tran Thanh Long, a driver, told the news source: "To prepare for the commercial operation, we have done both practical training and simulator traning, including dealing with unexpected events."

Additionally, over 500 people will work in the operating center for the route. They have also been training on how to manage trains, maintain infrastructure, distribute tickets to passengers and more.

In the coming weeks, they also take part in drills related to emergency evacuations, handling large crows and responding to malfunctioning trains. All of this training is being led by Chinese experts.

However, while the metro staff may be ready to go, there is still no timeline for when the Cat Linh–Ha Dong line will open for public use. It had been announced that this would happen by the end of April, but construction still isn't complete, while paperwork has held up a final inspection by government officials.

[Photo via VnExpress]

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