On Friday afternoon, the SE9 transnational train leaving Hanoi Station for Ho Chi Minh City left with a smattering of passengers scattered across its carriages, most of them travelling short distances from Hanoi to nearby provinces. The train had just 171 passengers, a sharp decrease compared to the end of 2019, when it carried on more than 300 passengers a trip on average, with the number rising to 500 during Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday season. In the evening, another transnational train departed the Hanoi Station with just 100 passengers. Phung Thi Ly Ha, Deputy Director of Hanoi Railway Transport JSC, which operates the northern sector, said passenger numbers have dropped 40 percent year-on-year on the routes the company operates. Tran Thi Lien, a passenger on the SE9 train from Vinh Town in the central province of Nghe An, said she and her husband were taking the train to Hanoi and back despite being worried about the novel coronavirus. She wore a mask and had a hand wash gel with her for safety. “Going by train is still less tiring than going by car, because it is more spacious. We can see some passengers travelling, wearing masks as well, so… Read full this story
- Miracle on the Hudson passenger chooses novel way to face fear of flying
- Viola Davis Will Produce Nnedi Okorafor & Wanuri Kahiu's Film Script for Octavia Butler's Novel Wild Seed
- Why I am Reluctantly Okay With Cutting the Sex Out Of Visual Novels
- Read Novels to Your Little Kid
- A Complete Breakdown of White People's Fears
- Carolina Panthers Let 13-Year-Old Girl Practice with Team, She Hits Hard!!
- Report: Biggest Parenting Fear Remains Losing Child In High-Stakes Poker Tournament
- Man Killed In Haverhill Hit And Run Identified
- Fueled by Faith or Fear: What’s Driving Your Motivation?
- World Economy Edges Closer to a Recession as Trade Fears Spread
Languishing railways hit harder by novel coronavirus fears have 298 words, post on e.vnexpress.net at February 16, 2020. This is cached page on VietMaz. If you want remove this page, please contact us.