Lao Railway Progress

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by arjay » September 7, 2018, 8:43 pm

Does anyone know of the/any planned stations in Laos, immediately north of Vientiane, or of any sources to find further information on the proposed route and intermediate train stations?

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by the-monk » September 7, 2018, 10:14 pm

I am not sure this is what you are looking for.. Have a look. Good luck.

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by arjay » September 7, 2018, 10:20 pm

the-monk wrote:
September 7, 2018, 10:14 pm
I am not sure this is what you are looking for.. Have a look. Good luck.
Monk, Was there meant to be a link in your post?

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by the-monk » September 7, 2018, 11:23 pm

Sorry about that .... a station list is given in the middle of the page.
Here is the link..
https://www.nomadicnotes.com/laos-railways/
Hope it will help.
My apologies....

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by arjay » September 8, 2018, 1:27 am

Thanks very much, the monk. Very helpful.

I'm not sure how they will get on if they are running local and express trains and in both directions, on a single track railway. :?

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by FrazeeDK » September 9, 2018, 11:28 am

they plan on having passing sections where it will be dual-tracked to allow express passenger trains get around freight trains. The Chinese will be running it so perhaps it will be managed well. Last week the system is supposedly 40% complete so well within the time frame for a late 2021 opening..
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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by arjay » September 9, 2018, 5:30 pm

Yes, I had noted they will have passing sections, but that sounds like adding complications, what with express trains and slower local trains travelling in both directions, as well as freight traffic. Hope the Chinese have good signalling/safety systems.

Agreed having dual tracks would have added to the costs substantially.

I am wondering will the coming of the rail line mean that some attractive dormitory towns will spring up, just north of Vientiane, for example.

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by FrazeeDK » October 9, 2018, 7:39 pm

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