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Transportation

Vietnam's first urban railway enters service

China-backed $900m commuter line in Hanoi opens after 6 year-delay

The Hanoi Metro Line 2A, originally scheduled to open in 2015, was delayed by 12 project reevaluations and over two years of safety checks. (photo by Tomoya Onishi)

HANOI -- Vietnam's first urban railway, a roughly $900 million project backed by China, began service in Hanoi on Saturday, following long delays for safety checks and to secure the land needed.

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