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Thai High Speed Rail progress

Post by FrazeeDK » September 20, 2022, 6:46 pm

amazing how much work has been done between Saraburi and Khorat. It looks like most of the route will be elevated. Here's a recent video of a guy riding an SRT passenger train and showing the HSR construction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiG_mWnqPOc

Once he gets into the hills and mountains south of Khorat the really high elevated rails(50 meters) are the Thai SRT dual tracking project going by Muak Lek...

Most of the construction shown has occurred over the last year so it is moving quite rapidly. Back in Febuary several international news stories proclaimed the project was dead. More recently I saw one of the expat news sites claim "no work's been done..." It is in fact the complete opposite...


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Re: Thai High Speed Rail progress

Post by Khun Paul » September 21, 2022, 11:10 am

FrazeeDK wrote:
September 20, 2022, 6:46 pm
amazing how much work has been done between Saraburi and Khorat. It looks like most of the route will be elevated. Here's a recent video of a guy riding an SRT passenger train and showing the HSR construction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiG_mWnqPOc

Once he gets into the hills and mountains south of Khorat the really high elevated rails(50 meters) are the Thai SRT dual tracking project going by Muak Lek...

Most of the construction shown has occurred over the last year so it is moving quite rapidly. Back in Febuary several international news stories proclaimed the project was dead. More recently I saw one of the expat news sites claim "no work's been done..." It is in fact the complete opposite...
Noted your comments but since recent events of bits falling off overpasses and bridges, JUST HOW SAFE will these elevated sections be, trains are a LOT HEAVIER than mechanically propelled vehicles and if they are High Speed a lot faster as well !!!!!!!

Humans are good but make mistakes, I mean they built the unsinkable but it still sank !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Thai High Speed Rail progress

Post by parrot » September 21, 2022, 11:23 am

Probably not going to be high speed, but interesting feasability study by SRT:
Launch of the new train line Chaiyaphum-Nong Bua Lamphu-Udon-Loei
*Increase the potential to penetrate the tourist city routes
*Chuck-ka-cha-choon let the train pass through the house into 48 provinces
*Fill in the friendship network connecting Laos-Vietnam-China
Mr. Pichet Kunathamrak Director-General of the Department of Rail Transport (Khor.) revealed that Khor. Feasibility Study Project for Comprehensive Railway Network Development and connect areas across the country Support seamless multimodal transport (R-map) at Nong Bua Lamphu Province
with the launch of a new railway line, Square - Chaiyaphum - Nong Bua Lamphu - Loei, a distance of 333 km, which crosses Nong Bua Lamphu Province With Mr. Soraphong Paitoonphong, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport as the chairman.
because Nong Bua Lamphu Province It is close to the double-track railway project line. and high-speed rail projects Nakhon Ratchasima - Nong Khai period Able to plan the development of the next railway network to the permanent border crossing point Nam Hueng Friendship Bridge, Tha Li District, Loei Province
which is a border crossing between Thailand and Lao PDR that connects to Highway No. 4 of the Lao PDR in Chaiburi Province Continue to the city of Kaen Thao. and Luang Prabang, the gateway to trade and tourism, Lao PDR, as well as connecting to Vietnam and China as well
Mr. Pichet further said that the new railway line, Square - Chaiyaphum - Nong Bua Lamphu - Loei, crosses through the area of ​​4 provinces, starting at Square Station, Chaiyaphum Province, passing through Khon Kaen Province, Nong Bua Lamphu Province. and Loei City Station, Loei Province, the terminal station
In this seminar forum, there was a proposal to connect the new railway line from Udon Thani Province to Nong Bua Lamphu Province. Since it is a short distance of about 100 km, there is a possibility of development.
In addition, Nong Bua Lamphu Province It has high tourism potential, connected from Udon Thani province and beneficial to the agriculture sector. and industry of the province resulting in further benefits for the development of the province
Mr Soraphong said that Nong Bua Lamphu has high tourism potential. but connects to the main city area less As a result, the gross provincial product (GPP) is low compared to neighboring provinces like Udon Thani. high level Therefore, it is thought that neighboring provinces have similar average GPP potential. from the development of communication connections and tourism
Mr. Soraphong continued that Nong Bua Lamphu Province It is close to two nearby airports, namely Udon Thani and Loei, so it has to consider other links, such as the development of Lor Lor. 210. performed Considering the development of a rail system that connects to More Nong Bua Lamphu Province
Including from the plan for the development of the world horticultural area in the next 7 years (2526-2027) and the potential of the industrial estates in the province. Udon Thani, in which Nong Bua Lamphu Phatthana Province and grow together
Mrs. Siwaphon Chua Sawat, the provincial governor of Nong Bua Lamphu, said that Nong Bua Lamphu is a small province with a population of 509,000 people, an area of ​​approximately 3,800 square kilometers, or about 2.4 million rai. The main occupation is agriculture. It is characterized by wisdom, culture, environment and dharma.
transportation routes of Nong Bua Lamphu Province There was only road transport from Highway No. 210 as the main route to Udon Thani, resulting in a plan to link the train route from Udon Thani to Nong Bua Lamphu. as an opportunity to link further.
Reporters also reported that 77 provinces of Thailand There is a railway network with a total distance of 4,044 km in 46 provinces and Bangkok.
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Re: Thai High Speed Rail progress

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » September 21, 2022, 6:15 pm

'It is characterized by wisdom, culture, environment and dharma.'

Those are nice attributes to possess.
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Re: Thai High Speed Rail progress

Post by FrazeeDK » September 22, 2022, 5:24 am

that Chaiyaphum, Nong Bua Lamphu, Loei rail proposal won't happen for years if ever. There has to be some type of rationale for building it. Perhaps some of the various mines in Loei Province need heavy rail to move the ore cheaply. Maybe 10 years from now the population might be big enough to support passenger traffic..
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Re: Thai High Speed Rail progress

Post by tamada » September 23, 2022, 10:44 am

Laan Yaa Mo wrote:
September 21, 2022, 6:15 pm
'It is characterized by wisdom, culture, environment and dharma.'

Those are nice attributes to possess.
Now we know the real reason why Leeds never got the HS2 rail extension back in the UK.
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