This railway line in Hanoi is several inches away from the doorsteps of buildings!

This railway line in Hanoi is several inches away from the doorsteps of buildings!

This railway road passes through an old commercial and residential neighborhood of Hanoi, Vietnam. It wouldn’t attract our attention if it weren’t right in-between houses, just a few inches from the doorways!


As amazing as it may sound, people living on this street feel quite comfortable. Every morning they throw open their doors, take out chairs, sit and talk to their neighbors, do the laundry, wash the dishes and even cook right on the railway!

Children of all ages also play there and don’t seem to be afraid of any train. The thing is that the train passes only twice a day, at 4 pm and 7 pm. The locals know the schedule pretty well and several minutes before the train, suddenly start to file into their homes.

And in this video you can observe the train in action:

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22 Comments
Tom Young
To close for comfort!
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Dec 6, 2015 9:39PM
Gerald Hosford
Gerald Hosford
I'm glad I live here and not there.
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Dec 6, 2015 11:17PM
Ralph Lomax
Ralph Lomax
This track was built by the French back in colonial times, trains were smaller then, and burned coal and made steam, smaller then today but still less fun!!
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Dec 6, 2015 11:22PM
Jenny Faye Coleman
Jenny Faye Coleman
wow!
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Dec 7, 2015 2:50AM
Pam Hare
Pam Hare
I would like that at all...
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Dec 7, 2015 2:50AM
Pam Hare
Pam Hare
Never would live like that
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Dec 7, 2015 2:51AM
Pam Hare
Pam Hare
Love my way of living
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Dec 7, 2015 2:51AM
Tim Cunningham
Tim Cunningham
That might be kind of cool I'm not sure why maybe it's just because of other cultures and countries.
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Dec 7, 2015 10:32AM
Dot Krippelcz
Dot Krippelcz
Nope, would not live there.
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Dec 7, 2015 2:22PM
Judith Allen
Judith Allen
It apparently doesn't go as fast as the modern ones. Still it is a little close for comfort.
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Dec 8, 2015 10:13PM
Norman Williams
Norman Williams
Much, much too close for comfort.
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Dec 9, 2015 6:28PM
Suzanne Thomas
Suzanne Thomas
Never would I
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Dec 14, 2015 1:00PM
Suzanne Thomas
Suzanne Thomas
Absolutely
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Dec 14, 2015 1:01PM
Charles Albert
Charles Albert
Cool.
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Feb 8, 2016 5:41AM
Ann English
Ann English
The video shows a PASSENGER train; I wonder if a freight train ever uses the railroad line.
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May 27, 2016 11:02PM

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