I am trying to take a bus from Luong Yen bus station in Hanoi (to Cat Ba island), and some Vietnamese news web sites mention that the bus station is no longer operational. However, a travel agent today said me that I can still take a bus from there, so I'm trying to figure out which source is correct.
It is 11pm right now here in Hanoi, and I would rather prefer to know this online instead of waking up someone in the middle of the night (to take bus tomorrow morning).
The Vietnamese news web site was updated May this year, and Wikitravel was updated at around same days. Has anyone taken a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba island from the Luong Yen bus station in past 1-2 months?
Here is a news item about the bus station closing down: http://en.vietnamplus.vn/hanoi-to-close-luong-yen-bus-station/94051.vnp
The reason why I'm a bit skeptic about this is that the person who recommended me this bus works in a travel agency and he sounded he knew his job, hence asking the help from the inter webs.