It's October and in Australia we're well into spring.
We've already had a few hot days (35 celcius hot enough for you?) and it's not even summer!
Spring is also a time of renewal and growth and the time for the DSVN to make another announcement about it's future.
It's almost become an annual event! Sort of like Tet.
There have been quite a few announcements in recent years. The construction of a new line to Vung Tau, another to the Mekong for example.
Worthy projects you might suggest. And they are. If they are ever built!
The latest plan calls for a number of new locomotives, designated passenger and freight.
Up to now most VNR engines have been mixed traffic, so this is new.
The other interesting item is that the Hanoi - Saigon very fast train seems to be still on the menu, despite National Assembly concerns about it's cost and whether Vietnam can build it.
It's still a long way off but it is still on the table.
See ya later!