High-speed rail in Thailand
In October 2010, the Thai parliament decided to continue planning for a high speed rail (HSR) network. Five different lines - which would touch Bangkok - were to be planned. The lines would be able to handle speeds of 250 km/h.
As of 2019, construction in Nakhon Ratchasima Province of [a] high-speed rail, had become around 3.5 kilometers of high-speed rail. In January 2021, a government spokesperson said that construction had started on a second high-speed railway: "the high-speed railway linking three airports" [from Bangkok to Rayong (province)].
High Speed Routes[change | change source]
|High-Speed Corridor||Route||Speed (km/h)||Length (km)||Network||Projected Operation||Status|
|Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima High-Speed Railway||Bangkok–Ayutthaya–Saraburi–Nakhon Ratchasima||250||250||China||"could be in service by 2026"||Under construction|
|Bangkok-Rayong High-Speed Railway||Bangkok–Chachoengsao–Chonburi–Rayong||250||193.5||Thai privatized||2026-2027||EIA|
|Nakhon Ratchasima-Vientiane Railway||Nakhon Ratchasima–Khon Kaen–Udon Thani–Nong Khai–Vientiane||Unknown||380||China||2029||Waiting for approval (as of 2022's first quarter) from the Cabinet of Thailand|
|Bangkok-Hua Hin High-Speed Railway||Bangkok–Nakhon Pathom–Ratchaburi–Phetchaburi–Hua Hin||250||211||Thai privatized||Unknown||EIA|
|Bangkok-Phitsanulok High-Speed Railway||Bangkok–Ayutthaya–Phitsanulok||250||384||Japan||Unknown||Planning has stopped (as of 2019)|
|Phitsanulok-Chiang Mai High-Speed Railway||Phitsanulok–Uttaradit–Lampang–Chiang Mai||250||285||Japan||Unknown||Planning has stopped (as of 2019)|
References[change | change source]
- "Thailand to speed up train link with China", Bangkok Post, Bangkok Post Public Company Limited, retrieved 2019-05-14
- Provincial rail projects receive priority
- Marukatat, Saritdet (17 September 2021). "Nong Khai plans for rail link with China". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
- Hongtong, Thodsapol (27 September 2019). "Govt mulls end of fast train plan". Bangkok Post. Archived from the original on 13 October 2021. Retrieved 27 September 2019.