Department of Railways,
Text on page 139
Route XI. Hanoi City.
Arrival. The train coming from Hai-phong, after passing through Gia-lam and crossing over the Pont Doumer, runs along the side of the Citadelle (occupied by the garrison), till it arrives at the Central Station or Gare Centrale (Pl. D 5), Hanoi. Here also arrive trains coming from Yun-nan and Lao-kay, from Lang-son, and from Vinh, Annam. Not only is Hanoi the meeting place of all the railways in Tongking, it is also the centre of the riparian trade of the neighbourhood,a the rivers and canals radiating in various directions from the city affording it ample facilities in this line.
Porters. At the Central Station are porters, with a numbered red band on the left arm ; they will convey luggage at about 2 cents per piece. Hlkishas : to cents for a short distance ; 25 cents per hour, and 10 cents per each additional K hour. Carriages : A 1 for a short distance ; $2 per hour, and f, 1 per each additional hour; carriage station in front of the HA tel MA(c)tropole. Automobiles : $5 per hour, $30 per day.
lilectric Tramways. The Central Station is not in close touch with the street tramway, which therefore can hardly be availed of by those arriving by trains. Tariff for Tramways : On any single line within, or to places out of, the city, 4 cents (children below the age of seven, 3 cents) ; when transferring from a city line to a suburban line, 7 cents (children, 5 cents); Parcels, 2 cents apiece, except those which may be held on one's lap; traffic hours, 5-3o a.m. to 8.30 p.m., the trams being run every 12 min.
Lines in Operation: (1) Line starting from Place NA(c)grier at the N. end of Petit-Lac and ending at Village du Papier, after traversing the Native Town and Route de Grand Bouddha; (2) Line starting from Place NA(c)grier and reaching to Son-tay Street, after passing through the S.W. side of the Native Town; (3) Line branching off near Boulevard FA(c)lix-Faure and reaching Thai-ha-ap ; (4) Line running along the E. side of Petit-Lac and reaching Bacli-mai, via Rue Paul-Bert.
View of Petit-Lac in the Middle of Hanoi City.