HCM CITY — All the 17 trains of HCM City's metro line No.1, Bến Thành-Suối Tiên, will continuously run on a trial basis during the Lunar New Year (Tết) holiday, said the city’s Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR). Accordingly, contractor Hitachi of bidding package CP3 will make use of the equipment installation suspension to increase pilot operations. The continuous test run aims to complete the testing of remaining equipment so as to put the route into commercial use this year. It added that about 40 personnel, mainly experts from Europe and Japan, will be in charge of the test run during the holiday. Metro line No.1 consists of 17 trains, each of which comprises three carriages and is 61.5m long.