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Thailand to be connected to China by rail - developments in trade this year - High Speed train finished 2028


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There are several developments in the ultimate plan to link Bangkok to China by railway before the end of the decade.

 

The China - Laos railway is due to open on the Laotian National Day December 2nd in 12 weeks.

 

The 420 kilometer route comprises 31 stations beginning in Kunming in China's Yunnan province.

 

It proceeds via the so called Golden City of Boten in northern Laos to Vientiane the Laos capital city just across the border from Nong Khai in the far north east of Thailand.

 

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Yesterday the Department of Rail Transport's Kittiphan Panjan met with others to instruct the Thai state railways to procure rolling stock to meet the trains in Vientiane to facilitate cross border trade using the current bridge between Nong Khai and the Laos capital.

 

Plans are being made to construct a second bridge 30 meters from the first that will have both one meter and 1.435 meter gauge. 

 

Ultimately this will form part of the connection between Bangkok and China. 

 

The high speed connection between the Thai capital and Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) - a 253 kms stretch - is currently being constructed and is set to be open in 2026.

 

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The continuing section of high speed rail from Korat to Nong Khai comprising a 356 kms stretch is due to be completed by 2028 and will connect to the Laos-China railway, reported Manager

 

From December cross border trade is expected to increase with goods coming from China to Thailand though in later years it is expected that passengers will be able to travel between the three countries. 

 

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Fortunaetly for me, I haven't wasted too much time learning Thai. I can  just start learning Chinese so I'll be ready for the influx. 

China has over 30,000 km. of high speed rail, by far the world's leader. Thailand has zero km. of high speed rail. By far one of the world's sluggards, when it comes to any sort of high speed, or alte

I think you'll find that the average Somchai didn't have insider knowledge about this once in a lifetime opportunity to get rich quickly. If the truth be known, a very small, exclusive group of people

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These advancemnets must make those american politicians livid who haven't gotten their millions in bribe money in there pockets. But don't worry if america can't make money on this they can by going to war with china.

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19 minutes ago, BestB said:

Do not know how wise it is of Thailand to keep cozying up with China when there is brewing trouble between China and the world. US, UK and AU just signed a new pack to counter China.

 

Go with China, Thailand can forget about Western help and last time i checked it was the West that came to rescue each and every time with no strings attached.

i dont think you are seeing the whole picture

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2 minutes ago, wombat said:

i dont think you are seeing the whole picture

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Strange to me that if directed at Thai's it is in English?

However all part of the Chinese long game I guess.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Ultimately this will form part of the connection between Bangkok and China

Chinas main artery into the S.E.Asian countries... here comes the final nail.

 

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