Passenger trains to have extra seats during Tet

Vietnam Railways Corporation is seeking the Ministry of Transport’s approval of a plan to add seats in passenger trains to meet the rush during the Lunar New Year in 2017.

The railway transport units will be responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of service for passengers under the current regulations.

According to the corporation, it mobilises the maximum of passenger trains during holidays every year, but is unable to meet the demand for seats.

Decree No 46, dated May 26, 2016, of the government stipulates that selling of tickets in excess of the seats available on passenger trains will attract fines ranging from VND1 million to VND2 million (US$44.8-89.6), unless such agents have licences.

Over the years, the corporation has prepared many solutions to meet the demand during peak periods, while ensuring the safety of passengers.

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