Train project right on track | Bangkok Post: news

News > Transport

Train project right on track

  • Published: | Viewed: 6,029 | Comments: 2
  • Newspaper section: Business
  • Writer: Phusadee Arunmas & Wichit Chantanusornsiri
- +

A high-speed train project linking southern China, Laos and Thailand could start in 2015 in time for the launch of the Asean Economic Community. 

Chamaiporn Chuecharoen, the commercial counsellor for Thailand in Kunming, China, said the project envisions a train capable of speeds of 200 kilometres per hour running from Yunnan province to Laos and Nong Khai in northeastern Thailand.

Passengers and cargo from Nong Khai could then travel to Bangkok and Rayong as well as south to Malaysia and Singapore.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

2 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments