VOV.VN - Hundreds of trains throughout Vietnam have been suspended due to the destructive force of Talas, which has now been classed a tropical storm, the Vietnam News Agency has reported.
Hanoi Railway reported ‘severe disruption’ with the storm downing thousands of trees and utility poles making passage on many of the railroads impossible with many trains cancelled until at least July 18.
Ten overland trains on the North-South route – SE1, SE3, SE4, SE17, SE18, SE19, SE20, QB1, NA1, NA2 – were delayed until July 18 due to the storm stranding upwards of 4,000 passengers.
All trains running to and from Hanoi-Vinh on the SE35 and SE36 routes were also cancelled indefinitely on July 17.
Workers finished clearing and reopened the Thanh Hoa-Vinh route at 7:30am on July 17.
The Vietnam Railway Corporation has handed out thousands of free meals and drinks for passengers whose travel has been disrupted by the devastating forces of tropical storm Talas.