Line 2 (Hoan Kiem Line) of the Hanoi Metro is a proposed rapid transit railway that will connect Noi Bai International Airport to the old city area in Hoan Kiem District.
Line 2 will be 42 km in length with 32 stations and 2 depots. The line will be build in 4 phases:
Phase 1: Nam Thang Long – Tran Hung Dao: 11.5 km (8.9 km underground and 2.6 km on surface), 10 stations (7 underground, 3 elevated).
Phase 2: Tran Hung Dao – Thuong Dinh: 5.9 km underground.
Phase 3: Thuong Dinh – Ring road 2.5 – Hoang Quoc Viet
Phase 4: Noi Bai Airport – Nam Thang Long: 12.5 km.
Line 2 will pass the east side of Hoan Kiem Lake. The project was delayed while the city decided where to place Hoan Kiem Station in this historic area. The line will also pass through the new government administrative area in West Lake West.
Line 2 Hanoi Metro maps
There isn’t an official detailed map of Line 2. There is a future map on the Hanoi Metro website.
[View full size map.]
A map with some of the station names is at Wikipedia.
[Map by Đào Mạnh Sơn via Wikimedia Commons.]
Links and resources
Hanoi City Urban Railway Construction Project: (Nam Thang Long – Tran Hung Dao Section (Line 2))
The Status of Acceptance of the Requests and the Progress of Procedures
Preliminary investigation (2014/10/29-12/3)
82% rise proposed for investment of Hanoi’s urban railway No.2 – [24/10/22]
“The Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board has submitted a proposal to the city People’s Committee on the adjustments of investment policy for the Hanoi urban railway line No.2 (Nam Thang Long – Tran Hung Dao).”
Hanoi proposes $644 mln additional capital for No. 2 metro project – [23/10/22]
“Hanoi is proposing that the completion date for its No. 2 metro route Nam Thang Long – Tran Hung Dao be extended to 2027 and VND16 trillion ($644.5 million) be added to its budget.”
“Le Trung Hieu, deputy director of the Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) said the project was established in 2008 but hasn’t been deployed, so the total capital had to be increased from VND19.5 trillion to 35.6 trillion and the completion date pushed back from 2015 to 2027.”
[The position of the C9 underground station of the Nam Thang Long – Tran Hung Dao metro line in Hanoi. Graphic by VnExpress/Tien Thanh.]
Hà Nội decides C9 metro station location – [25/03/22]
“The station will be built outside of the protection area of Hoàn Kiếm Lake area as stated under the heritage law.”
“The underground station is now planned to be located under Đinh Tiên Hoàng Street, in front of the headquarters of the Hanoi Electricity Corporation and the city’s People’s Council and People’s Committee.”
Hanoi decides location of underground metro station – [24/03/22]
“In the original plan, the main body of the C9 station and one of its entrances sit entirely within the protection area of Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son as stated under the heritage law.”
Hanoi proposes ODA funding of $1.32 bln for metro section – [28/11/19]
“Hanoi wants to borrow VND30.57 trillion ($1.32 billion) in official development assistance (ODA) to construct a downtown metro section.
This means ODA would account for 85.6 percent of the total investment for the 11.5-kilometer section of Hanoi’s Metro Line 2, the municipal People’s Committee said in a proposal sent to the city People’s Council.”
Hanoi metro section to suffer 12-year delay, cost $690 mln more – [23/11/19[
“The completion of a downtown Hanoi metro section will be delayed until 2027 and its cost is set to rise by 82 percent.”
Tug of war continues over Hanoi metro station location – [04/10/19]
“The culture ministry has cautioned that a metro station planned near Hanoi’s iconic Hoan Kiem Lake could violate the nation’s Cultural Heritage Law.”
Hanoi not to budge on controversial location of metro station – [27/09/19]
“Hanoi is set on placing a metro station underneath Dinh Tien Hoang Street, just 10 meters away from the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake.”
Hanoi seeks approval on underground station near Hoan Kiem Lake – [27/09/19]
“Due to difficulties in designing C9 metro underground station located near Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake, the construction of a metro line connecting Nam Thang Long Station in the north of the city and Tran Hung Dao Street has been halted for 11 years.”
Hanoi chairman eases concerns about metro station location – [26/09/19]
“The underground station on Hanoi’s future metro line 2 will not harm historical sites surrounding Hoan Kiem, reassured Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of the municipal people’s committee.”
Dos and don’ts for the Hoan Kiem Lake metro station – [30/10/18]
Hoàn Kiếm metro station still debated after 15 years – [25/08/18]
“It has been 15 long years since the debate over the location of a single metro station beside the historic Hoàn Kiếm (Returned Sword) lake broke out, and the dispute seems unlikely to end soon.”
Concern over entrance to Hanoi subway project – [20/09/16]
“Local experts and architects have expressed concern over the design of a subway project in Hanoi, with one of the aboveground entrances and exits to be located near the capital’s iconic Hoan Kiem Lake.”