Tuesday, 20 June 2017 16:35

Nam Dinh City

With the north-south train line, who needs the car or the motorbike for a day trip when you can just as easily do it by train?

Published in Vietnam
Thursday, 16 March 2017 07:53

The Train to Sapa

Amelia Burns and Julie Vola take the train to Sapa. But this is not just any old train they get on. This is the Victoria Express and it’s a little bit special

Published in The Stories
Thursday, 09 March 2017 05:56

Strangers in the Night

Vu Ha Kim Vy gets on the commuter train from Saigon to Bien Hoa and meets passengers who have travelled the length and breadth of Vietnam. Photos by Bao Zoan and Vu Ha Kim Vy

Published in The Big Story
Monday, 02 May 2016 17:30

Railway Goes Suburban

Photo by Vu Ha Kim Vy

A new railway service gives a much-needed nod to the commuter

Published in Briefings
Sunday, 30 August 2015 21:50

Steam Train Blues

Steam Train Blues album releases

If you know Dalat-based, Grammy-recognised musician Curtis King, you’ll know two things about him. 1) He is obsessed with playing the blues and 2) He is obsessed with trains.

Published in Just In
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 20:27

In Transition: The Hanoi Metro

Don’t be fooled. It’s the metro system in the capital which will be completed first, not the one in Saigon. Words by Nick Ross. Photo by Julie Vola

Published in Briefings
Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:27

The Slow Train to Lang Son

Set on the border amidst dramatic limestone karsts, Lang Son is often relegated to the status of border town. It’s anything but. Julie Vola retraces some well-worn train tracks to the outer reaches of northern Vietnam

Published in Travel

Just so you never have to, Seamus Butler and Ed Weinberg took the 19-and-a-half-hour slow train down from Danang. Here they offer up some tips on the beautiful, difficult journey. Photos by Ed Weinberg

Published in The Big Story
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:13

The Train Ride

Dalat Train Journey

"You should set up a tour down here," I say to our musician friend, who is doubling up as a guide.


"No way," he replies. "All the tour companies will copy me. And I don’t want this place full of tourists."

Published in Vietnam

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