The History of Hanoi’s Lost Tramway Network

When they first drew up plans for a citywide tramway network in 1894, it seemed as though the Hanoi authorities would follow Saigon’s example by opting for steam traction. Yet, by the time government approval was forthcoming in 1899, advances in technology made it possible to construct the entire system as a state-of-the-art, one-meter gauge electric tramway.

In 1900, the Compagnie des Tramways Électriques d’Hanoï et Extensions (CTEH) was to set up to build the first two tramway lines, which were jointly inaugurated in November 1901. Tiếp tục đọc “The History of Hanoi’s Lost Tramway Network”

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A Throwback to Saigon’s Original Tramway Network

As ever-increasing levels of traffic congestion and air pollution turn many of Ho Chi Minh City’s road junctions into choking bottlenecks, many hopes are pinned on plans to construct a new urban railway network in the southern metropolis. Yet urban railways are hardly a new concept in this city, which was once home to one of Southeast Asia’s largest urban tramway networks.

Indochina’s first mechanized rail-guided transportation system was the one-meter gauge Saigon–Cho Lon “high road” steam tramway, operated by the Societe Generale des Tramways a Vapeur de Cochinchine (SGTVC) and opened to the public on December 27, 1881.

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Đại tướng Mỹ thăm đền Hai Bà Trưng

 – Chiều nay, Đại tướng Robert B.Brown, Tư lệnh Bộ Tư lệnh Lục quân Thái Bình Dương Hoa Kỳ và Đại sứ Mỹ tại Việt Nam Daniel Kritenbrink tới thăm quần thể di tích đền Hai Bà Trưng (Đồng Nhân, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội).

Ông Robert B.Brown đang có chuyến thăm Việt Nam. Sáng nay, ông cùng Thượng tướng Phạm Hồng Hương, Phó tổng tham mưu trưởng QĐND Việt Nam đồng chủ trì hội thảo quản lý Lục quân Thái Bình Dương lần thứ 42 (PAMS 42). Tiếp tục đọc “Đại tướng Mỹ thăm đền Hai Bà Trưng”