Vietnam Railways (VNR) has launched a container freight train service running between Yen Vien Station in Hanoi and Song Than Station in Binh Duong province with one trip taking 40 hours.
The train from Yen Vien Station departs at 7:35 and the train from Song Than Station departs at 6:15.
There will be five trains a week in each direction on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
During its journey, the trains will stop at Gia Lam and Kim Lien Stations to load and unload goods.
VNR said each train comprises of 20 carriages carrying 20 containers, with the total weight of goods loaded in each container not exceeding 17 tonnes.