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Thailand set to get its longest railway tunnel in Saraburi - 5.2 kms

 

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Daily News reported on a post from the Thai railway department's public relations team.

 

They were effusive in praising plans for a 5.2 kilometer long tunnel that is being constructed in Saraburi as part of a new dual track railway.

 

The section of tunnel - one of three tunnels on the route but the longest - will be between Mapkabao and the Jira Road Junction. 

 

The PR team hailed this as a new era in passenger comfort and cargo transport for both the state and private sector. 

 

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1 hour ago, mokwit said:

Being built and paid for by Thailand for the benefit of China?

Annexation.....

 

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Looks like a twin parallel bore tunnel the route of which will eliminate the tortuous climb of the current track. However, the time taken for the dilapidated locos in use now to traverse what will be the longest rail tunnel in Thailand will prevent it from being '......a new era in passenger comfort and cargo transport.....'

The mountainous terrain is limestone and I wonder if the removed material will find its way to the Saraburi cement factories.

Does anyone know it they are using a Tunnel Boring Machine?

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