The Kaisa train is 120 m long, 21 m wide, and has a tonnage of 13,000 tons carrying Metro No. 1 cars, leaving Kasado port (Japan) on May 1.

The metro ship is traveling on the Saigon River, preparing to dock at the port at 6:00 a.m.

Dismantling and offloading each metro car to the port takes about 2 hours.

The transport vehicle includes a combination of tractor-trailer cars connected to a specialized hydraulic trailer cluster with 12 axles, 96 wheels, towing capacity of 250 tons, carrying each train car 21 m long, 3 m wide, nearly 4 m high, weighing 37 tons.

6 Metro cars No. 1 return to Saigon

The ship was towed by two small boats from Vung Tau sea to Saigon river.

Mr. Doan Van Tuyen, Project Director of Gemadept Joint Stock Company – subcontractor responsible for metro transportation, said that bringing 6 cars to the depot is similar to the first train, with a distance of 26 km according to the route:

According to the Urban Railway Management Board (MAUR – investor), the event of bringing the next two trains of Metro Line No. 1 to Ho Chi Minh City officially marks the transition from the construction phase to testing and operation.

6 Metro cars No. 1 return to Saigon

The ship has docked at Khanh Hoi port to prepare for dismantling work.

Previously, according to the plan of contractor Hitachi (Japan), after the two trains mentioned above, four more trains are expected to be transferred to Ho Chi Minh City by July.

Metro No. 1 has 17 trains, of which the first phase is a 3-car train and later a 6-car train, all made in Japan.

6 Metro cars No. 1 return to Saigon

The 6 metro cars brought back this time are similar to the train brought back to Ho Chi Minh City in October 2020.

According to MAUR, ship testing will be carried out in each stage.

Metro No. 1 has a total investment of more than 43,700 billion VND, nearly 20 km long from Ben Thanh station (District 1) to Long Binh depot.