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Hanoi's 'train street' cafes quietly reopen for business

Owners torn between desire for business and possible second ban

The cafes lining an old train track in Hanoi are quietly reopening for business. (Photo by Tomoya Onisihi)

HANOI -- The cafes lining an old but still functioning train track in Hanoi are quietly reopening for business following a closure order last autumn by the municipal government over safety concerns.

"Train street," which has become famous on Instagram, is a tourist draw in central Hanoi. Restrictions have eased in the absence of tourists following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

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