Daily Rail Service Between Hanoi and South China to Begin in January

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HANOI, Dec. 12 – Passenger trains between Vietnam and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in Southern China will begin regular daily service starting on Jan. 1, China's railway authorities said on Thursday.

Daily trains will leave Nanning, the capital of Guangxi, at 6:15 p.m. and arrive in Hanoi at 7 a.m. the following day. Trains will also depart Hanoi at 8:30 p.m, reaching Nanning at 10:05 a.m. the next day.

The trains will be operated by the Nanning Railway Bureau, said Chen Boshi, the bureau's director, who also told Xinhua that the regular passenger route would alleviate high demand from Vietnam's businessmen, laborers and students in Guangxi.

Currently, temporary passenger rail service from Nanning to Hanoi only runs on Tuesday and Saturday.