Vietnam is considering building a high-speed railway that runs along the country's length with a possible price tag of up to $58.7 billion, the government said on Sunday.
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I’m a little confused by this. It sounds like they’re referring to the need as being driven mainly by freight, but I usually think of high speed rail as being more passenger oriented. A quick look at Open Railway Map shows a mainline that goes along the coast with a split in the wider north region. At any rate, likely a worthy project.

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Yeah, they have a railway system already. I used it a few years ago. Nice sleeper cars with some soviet nostalgia style… but it is really slow even by “slow rail” standards so an upgrade is probably warranted.

based. i mean Vietnam is literally the perfect shape, they could have a single high speed rail line running all the way down the length of the country and provide rapid transit service for basically everyone

Yeah, I think Norway uses a similar system for their similar shape.

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