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Vietnam crazy train passes mere inches from resident’s front doors. Check out the insanely dangerous Hanoi Train Street.

Hanoi street train

The Hanoi Train Street (Vietnam crazy train)

Located in the densely populated area of Old Quarter in capital city of Hanoi in Vietnam, this train passes down a narrow residential neighborhood street – mere inches from the front doors of residents. Residents know the train schedule, which passes by twice each day (sometimes more) and bring in possessions and children before the train passes. Some smaller items (e.g., motorcycles in the picture above) are left leaning tight against the homes providing mere inches of leeway between the motorcycle and passing train.

One visitor who viewed the phenomena noted:

“At just about 4 pm and 7 pm every day, you suddenly notice people start to file into their homes and in the front yard where kids were playing, and women were cutting vegetables is suddenly replaced by rushing steel and noise.”

Visiting Hanoi Train Street

The track was built in 1902 and runs between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in the south. If you’re looking to visit the infamous Hanoi Train Street, it is located between Le Duan and Kham Tien Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. The exact lane the train passes along is called Ngo 224 Le Duan. And understand, the train does not creep by but maintains a steady speed of more than 30 MPH. Also, check your schedule before you go. Authorities have closed and opened the train track (for safety reasons) at various times since 2017.

Hanoi Train Street picture gallery

Check out images of the Vietnam Crazy Train below.

  • Hanoi train street Ngõ 224 Lê Duẩn crazy train
  • Hanoi Train Street - train closeup
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  • Hanoi Train
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  • Hanoi Train Street - Outer suburban head
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  • Hanoi Train Street - train passing by
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Image Credits

Hanoi street train via Top Veitnam with usage type - Public Domain
Hanoi train street Ngõ 224 Lê Duẩn crazy train via Altered Dimensions
Hanoi Train via Wikimedia Commons by Rod Waddington with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street via Wikimedia Commons by Shyamal with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street via Wikimedia Commons by Kris Martyn with usage type - Creative Commons License. July 3, 2017
Hanoi Train Street via Flickr by leiris202 with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street via Flickr by Holiday Point with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street - Outer suburban head via Flickr by Chris with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street via Flickr by Aaron Brown with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street via Flickr by Radek Kucharski with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street via Flickr by Tore Bustad with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street via Flickr by Danie Wipf with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street - train passing by via Flickr by Rod Waddington with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street via Flickr by Shoko Muraguchi with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street - train closeup via Flickr by Marco Verch Professional Photographer with usage type - Creative Commons License
Hanoi Train Street via Flickr by Gurval Le Bouter with usage type - Creative Commons License

Featured Image Credit

Hanoi street train via Top Veitnam with usage type - Public Domain
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