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Old October 18th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #161
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Old October 25th, 2013, 05:47 AM   #162
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News Analysis: Hi-speed rail development "new highlight" in China-Thailand strategic cooperation
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BANGKOK, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's potential participation in Thailand's high-speed railway project will become a "new highlight" of the two countries' strategic cooperation, as it will further boost economic and trade cooperation, strengthen bilateral ties and enhance regional connectivity.

"Connectivity is opportunity," Pansak Winyarat, chief economic adviser to Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, said recently in a Bangkok seminar to introduce Thailand's railway schemes.

Noting that China's southwestern region has grown to be a major driving force in the country's economic growth, Pansak said a high-speed rail network connecting the region with Southeast Asia would serve the interests of both sides, as they could better complement each other's disadvantages through faster and cheaper transportation of goods and passengers.

It will facilitate industry upgrades of both regions and bring about common development, he said.

On a domestic scale, the economist said the multi-billion-U.S.-dollar system was also designed to speed up the movement of goods and passengers within Thailand, promoting domestic consumption and boosting economic growth.

In particular, the project will help alleviate poverty in areas along the railway line, as business would thrive, sprouting restaurants, convenience stores and hotels, he added.

Located in the center of Southeast Asia, Thailand has been hoping to become a regional logistics hub. But those who visit the kingdom could be surprised to see how outdated its rail system is.

Equipped with narrow gauge and decrepit cars, the rail system in Thailand lags behind the country's economic growth and fails to satisfy its growing business and tourism demands.

The Yingluck administration, since taking office in 2011, has been determined to make a change. In September, the lower house of the parliament gave the green light to an infrastructure overhaul scheme worth about 2.2 trillion Thai baht (about 70 billion U.S. dollars), aiming to modernize and expand the land transportation system throughout the country.

With a head station in Bangkok, the proposed layout of the high-speed rail network will link the country's major provinces with each other and with its neighboring countries, including China, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore.

There are four main routes: Bangkok-Pitsanuloak, which will be stretched up to Chiang Mai, which is viewed as the country's northern logistics hub and tourist destination hub; Bangkok-Nakorn Ratchasima, which will be extended to Nong Khai province, viewed as the gateway to the Lao capital of Vientiane; Bangkok-Rayong, the country's eastern seaboard industrial hub and deep-sea port; and Bangkok-Hua Hin, a flourishing tourist destination and gateway to the southern region.

Among them, the northeastern line, which connects Bangkok and Nong Khai, is grabbing the most attention as it will traverse through Laos to reach China's southwestern Kunming city.

The first phase of the project is set to be completed by 2020. By then, Thailand is expected to become the first country in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) to offer high-speed railway services.

China's high-speed rail technology has developed and proved its reliability and capability within its own territory, and now will take that abroad. Many Thai politicians and analysts have pointed out that compared with Japan and other bidders, China holds advantages in price, technology and experience.

During his three-day visit to Thailand earlier this month, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang conveyed his country's willing to participate in Thailand's high-speed railway project, stressing that "railway cooperation can become a new highlight in China-Thailand cooperation."

"There is enormous potential for railway cooperation between our two countries and China is keen to advance such cooperation," said the Chinese premier when addressing the Thai parliament.

Following his speech, Jua Rajaseeha, chairman of Thailand's House Transport Committee, told Xinhua that China has the modern technology for high-speed trains which would be suitable for Thailand.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 12:09 PM   #163
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Malaysia mulls high speed train link to Thailand

The Nation October 29, 2013 6:18 pm
Malaysia has mulled linkage of high-speed train with Thailand in order to link railway system with China, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said Tuesday.

The idea was discussed during a meeting between Surapong and his Malaysian counterpart Anifah Aman.

Malaysia and Singapore agreed in February this year to jointly develop high speed train system between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The project, of which feasibility study was finalized recently, would be completed by 2020.

Malaysia wanted to extend the linkage to Thailand and later to China, Surapong said and noted that Malaysian minister Anifah briefed him on the latest development of the project.

The railway system and other joint development projects would be discussed in detail again in the coming meetings of Joint Commission and Thailand-Malaysia Committee on Joint Development Strategy for border areas, Surapong said.

It was Malaysia's turn to host the meeting of the two bilateral mechanisms and Kuala Lumpur would call the meetings soon, he said.

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Old October 30th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #164
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That's an exciting potentiality, but I don't really see the point of a high-speed link all the way to China. Considering the distance between Malaysia and any part of China, a plane will be faster than any traditional HSR service. It makes much more sense just as a link to Thailand.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #165
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Linking Malaysia with China by rail is mostly good for freight. I don't know if the Singapore-Malaysia HSR will accomodate freight, though.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 11:10 AM   #166
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As I see it, it's China wanting to export its HSR solution, and Thailand and Malaysia seeing the need to go cross-border to further the growth of their HSR networks. Particularly for Malaysia, which is quite small in terms of its potential HSR network.
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 11:12 AM   #167
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Still no further progress due to the ongoing political crisis.
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 08:19 PM   #168
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 08:31 PM   #169
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That's an exciting potentiality, but I don't really see the point of a high-speed link all the way to China. Considering the distance between Malaysia and any part of China, a plane will be faster than any traditional HSR service. It makes much more sense just as a link to Thailand.
Because HSR trains are harder to hijack than planes so they should be the preferred method of transportation for Chinese to Malaysia. The link is to transport huge quantities of goods and people from China south not the other way around. The catchment area in Central Yunnan is 20 million alone. Air links are expensive and prone to delays nearing capacity etc. They are also more environment friendly emission wise. You could freight stuff to Central Asia eventually South Asia better off without such a link my ass.
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 09:32 PM   #170
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And why would Thailand want such a link? They should be aspiring to transport huge amount of goods to China not the other way around...
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 10:11 PM   #171
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Sure, they can "aspire" to that, but let's just say that the odds are against them, statistically speaking.
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Old July 17th, 2014, 04:26 PM   #172
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High-speed train continued

Date : 17 กรกฎาคม 2557

BANGKOK, 17 July 2014 (NNT) - The high-speed train project has been continued with the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route expected to begin service in 2026. Three-hour trips between the two provinces are expected to cost around 1,000 baht/person.

The working committee of the Bangkok-Chiang Mai high-speed train project phase 2 said the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) had given the green light to the project to move forward. High-speed trains from Bangkok to Phitsanulok is set to operate in 2024 and from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 2026. The project’s budget for construction and expropriation are estimated at 380 billion baht.

The fare of a three-hour Bangkok-Chiang Mai trip is estimated at 1,074 baht.

According to the committee, officials and the private sector in Chiang Mai expressed concerns over the expropriation and asked the committee to carefully study the matter to prevent future problems. They also called on the committee to connect high-speed train stations with other transportation systems.

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Old September 15th, 2014, 06:38 PM   #173
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Seem discontinued. Advance of Thai infrastructure move forward of Northern SEA.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 03:13 PM   #174
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Old September 24th, 2014, 04:09 PM   #175
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Is it a High Speed line?
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Old September 24th, 2014, 04:45 PM   #176
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It's an extension of the Airport Rail Link. The section Bang Sue to Lat Krabang will be 160 km/h (mainly in Bangkok area), while the the section Lat Krabang to Rayong will be 250 km/h.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 04:53 PM   #177
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Plan for Thailand High Speed Train is up.

Electrified Dual-track rail routes using a 1.435-metre standard gauge at a top speed of 160 km/h.
The High Speed Lines will be constructed to be able to handle a speed of 250-300 km/h. Much of the system will match high speed trains except for the speed and for the first phase (for the two high speed lines) the speed will be lowered to 160 km/h. It is possible to upgrade to a speed of 250/300 km/h after further investment, which they will do in the second phase.

The first phase is expected to finish in 2022, while the second phase in 2029.

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Old October 10th, 2014, 12:34 PM   #178
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Update on Thai High Speed Rail Projects

The route Bangkok - Nakhon Ratchasima and Bangkok - Rayong will begin environmental impact study in 2015 next year.

Video for the Bangkok - Nakhon Ratchasima section is out.



The High Speed rail system (Bangkok - Nakhon Ratchasima - Nong Khai Line) A major transport infrastructure project that the government is pushing through with the aims of helping to boost development in northeastern Thailand.

For the other two urgent High Speed Rail lines with a speed of 180 km/h set for the first phase (Electrified 1.435-metre standard gauge).
They will finish the design in 2015. These two lines will be a trade link connecting to China.
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And why would Thailand want such a link? They should be aspiring to transport huge amount of goods to China not the other way around...
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Sure, they can "aspire" to that, but let's just say that the odds are against them, statistically speaking.
I think the primary interest in this project is from the China-side, as an alternative route for shipping goods from SW China to export markets via ports in either Thailand or Myanmar. The passenger and freight traffic between Thailand and China would be a bonus.
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